PS El Lakin
Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station
Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester GL1 2JP
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- Priority:Anti-social behaviour in the area of Soren Larsen way and Garlandstone Walk
Anti-social behaviour in the area of Soren Larsen Way and Garlandstone Walk did reduce during the colder months but has increased recently. The majority of complaints still refer to youths hanging round and causing problems for residents.
More recently a moped is being used by youths in the area and using the canal tow path as a race track. We aim to deter the amount of anti-social behaviour in the area by conducting patrols. We will also involve the local community, housing associations and private landlords and traffic officers to combat these issues.
- You Said We Did:A Public consultation took place on 13th September at Sainsburys, St Annes way, where around 45 members of the community attended a meeting to discuss the ASB in the area.Also present were Cllr Paul Toleman and Project solace. The aim was to discuss the community feeling in relation to a dispersal order for the area and how also to establish a residents association to work with the community and other agencies in an effort to prevent this issue from reoccurring in the future.The decision and results will be published and distributed to the residents.
Meet the team
PCSO's offering Crime Prevention Advice
PCSO Mason and PCSO Manja Tunney held a police information point/crime prevention table in Sainsburys at the Gloucester Quays in Hempstead on Saturday the 28th September 2013.
Both were providing assistance in the afternoon offering Crime Prevention items for sale such as shed alarms, alarmed bicycle D-locks, personal attack alarms, to name but a few. They we also providing information about www.bikeregister.com a free on-line registration services that is quick and easy to use, so if your bike is stolen and found by the police then a quick check will confirm you as the owner.
Over the last few days a number of pedal cycles have been recovered in the Soren Larsen area, it is suspected that these bikes are stolen property.
If anyone has any information about these bikes please contact us by calling 101. Ownership enquires and CCTV reviews are continuing, bike owners are advised to check their property.
Gloucester Police have good quality alarmed D-Locks for sale if you are interested in purchasing a lock or you can assist with the above please contact Pc 1156 Hammond by clicking here.
For more information on how to keep your bicycle safe and how to register it please click here to learn more.
Update from Pc Hammond 20/09/13
Incidents of ASB and crime remains low in the area. There have been break ins to the building site which are being investigated, images maybe available of the offenders. I have made contact with many residents after the meeting and answered lots of questions.
Please contact me if you need further information.
I am committed to other police duties and out of the area all next week but rest assured the Dispersal order is still being progressed by Project Solace, I have also been in contact with the Housing providers to ensure we maintain the positive drive forward and don’t lose any time or impetus.
Open Public Community meeting - 13/9/13
The Hempsted Community team held an open public meeting on the 13th September 2013, at Sainsburys, The Quays, Gloucester. This was very well attended despite the awful weather conditions, showing the level of feeling from the community around ongoing anti social behaviour (ASB) issues in the area.
At the meeting Community beat officer, Pc Matt Hammond provided an overview of the crime and disorder for the area and explained that since May 2013, ASB had increased 93% in the area whilst crime had remained at a constant level.
Pc Hammond also explained how the Police have been actively working in the area for the last 6 weeks. Plus the coordinated activities involving other agencies and linked police teams.
A question was raised by a number of residents as to why a dispersal order had not been considered earlier?
The use of a dispersal order is regarded as a last resort after all other measures have failed. To successfully apply for a dispersal order, senior ranking officers from the Police and City Council, assess the evidence and must agree, to authorise this order. The Community team must show that they have tried other methods of tackling the issues to try to reduce the incidents, before this order is considered.
A Dispersal order, if granted, lasts a maximum of 6 months. Gloucester police have increased patrols in the area, installed cameras, are actively working with housing providers to enforce tenancy agreements. However this has not reduced the number of incidents reported or residents suffering as a consequence of others in the area. The majority of the residents present were in favour of a dispersal order and the curfew that sits along side this legislation.
The meeting also raised several other community concerns, ie parking obstructions. Police powers require a formal complaint to be made before we can ticket for obstruction, unless the obstruction is such that a vehicle cannot get passed. However we will attend and assess this complaint further.
Pc Hammond will be obtaining further advice regarding the dispersal order and we will update the website and residents when this decision has been reached.
The meeting was very positive with a large number of residents wishing to volunteer their time. We have a number of people wishing to work together to form a community panel / neighbourhood watch schemes / youth working. Residents will be contacted and a further meeting planned for early October to progress all of these initiatives.
If anyone wishes to become involved in this work or has further comments, please contact .PC Matt Hammond by email
Bicycle Locks for sale from Police Reception
To help people secure their bicycle, Gloucester Police are selling bicycle locks from the Reception Desk at the main city centre police station at Bearland. For more details please click here .
You can also read more about protecting your bicycle by visiting our special bike advice page
Op Switch - Crime prevention roadshow
Date:2:00PM Friday 08 November 2013 - 4:00PM Friday 08 November 2013
Address: Sainsburys - St Annes- St Oswalds
On Friday 8th November from 2pm till 4pm officers will be present to give advice and have for sale Crime prevention items at reduced costs. This is in the run up to what is seasonally a heightened time for house burglaries.
Please come along for FREE advice and to pick up your home safety items or purchase as a present. We look forward to meeting with you.
Thursday 21st November - Alcohol awareness week
Date:12:30PM Thursday 21 November 2013 - 2:30PM Thursday 21 November 2013
Address: Gloucestershire College - Docks Campus
As part of alcohol awareness week officers will be in attendance in the college atrium to promote alcohol awareness to students and talk through having a safe night out.
Thursday 21st November at Gloucestershire College, Docks Campus - 12:30pm till 2:30pm.
Police Information Point at Sainsburys St Annes
Date:2:00PM Wednesday 18 December 2013 - 4:00PM Wednesday 18 December 2013
Address: Sainsburys St Annes
Officers will be at the Sainsburys store in St Annes from 2pm till 4pm, on the 18th of December.
Please take time to speak to them in relation to any concerns you may have.
Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station
Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester
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