Kingsholm and Wotton Community
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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- Area:Kingholm and Wotton
- Priority:Anti-social behaviour and alcohol use in the ‘Rose Garden’, Great Western Road and Hillfield Gardens
Residents of London Road and the surrounding areas of Hillfield & the ‘Rose Garden’ along with Police & multi-agency partnership working have identified an issue around people gathering in the gardens with empty cider bottles & a number of cans not being disposed of in the bins supplied. There have also been reported issues of late night drinking and arguments in the area. Residents & businesses in the area should not have to put up with this. Police are working with residents, organisations and the city council to assist in alleviating this issue.We aim to deter anti-social drinking by means of frequent patrols in the area by Police & PCSO's Those caught acting in an anti-social manner will be warned and removed from the area.
UPDATE: 2 Oct 2014
Since this community priority was created, PC Mark Evans has been working with residents, organisations and the city council to assist in alleviating the issues surrounding the Rose Garden. CCTV has been installed close by to assist with deterring anti-social behaviour and the council has been replacing bins and regularly maintaining the garden. Plans are being looked at to make the garden more accessible for members of the community and to make it less inviting for late night drinking and noise.
Meet the team
Officers attend Hello Gloucester event
On the 11th November, PC Mark Evans & PCSO Steve Harris attended Prospect Training Services on London Road with the ‘Hello Gloucester’ van to speak with residents & students in the area. As well as a Police presence, Gloucester City Housing Team, GDASS, ISIS (The Nelson Trust) and staff from Turning Point were also on hand to provide advice. About 20-25 people came along, including students & tutors from Prospect as well as a few residents from the area.
There were two housing issues sorted out relating to young people being homeless
Members of the public provided valuable intelligence & information to us about issues in the area
Information was given to students regarding The Nelson Trust & GDASS as well as housing issues
General information provided regarding the work of the community team & what we are doing
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Street stencils to get people off their bikes in Gloucester and Kingsholm pedestrian areas
June 19 2014
Cyclists who keep their heads down and ignore the danger to pedestrians in Gloucester city centre will shortly have no excuse to carry on.
From today they’ll be greeted by street art urging them to get off their bikes. The idea is the brainchild of Gloucester City Police Community Engagement Team but has been made a reality by students from Gloucestershire College, Gloucester campus, who came up with the artwork.
The ‘no cycling’ warnings have now been stencilled on the gate streets around Gloucester and Kingsholm to highlight that cycling in these areas at busy times where injury is possible is not acceptable.
PC Mark Evans said: “Cycling in the city during the day and through small alleyways around Kingsholm has been repeatedly identified as a concern at various community events and it was decided that something needed to be looked at to assist in alleviating the issue.
“Ben Heyward, who is a student on the Higher National Diploma Graphic Design course at Gloucester College, was asked to look at designing a stencil that was different, eye-catching and way of drawing attention.
“His design is fantastic and should reach cyclists in a way signs at street level won’t.
"This initiative is great and shows how we are working with young people in the community.
"It also shows what young people have to offer and what we are doing to make the city and Kingsholm a safer and a more pleasant place to live, visit and work.
"We encourage people to cycle in the Gloucester area, but to do that in a responsible manner that doesn't cause problems or offence to others. We also retain the right to issue fines where cyclists ignore our warnings.”
Lock it or Lose it
Lock it or Lose it...
A few tips to improve your home security:
- It only takes a minute to lock your doors and windows to secure your home.
- It only takes a minute to hide valuables out of view.
- It only takes a minute for a burglar to enter your property and steal valuable belongings if your doors or windows are unlocked.
- You should keep doors and windows locked, even when you are in the house and when you get home. Try to change your habit if you don’t lock your door behind you.
- Door chimes and burglar alarms will deter a burglar from entering your property.
- Being a victim of sneak-in burglary can have both emotional and financial effects. High value goods are costly to replace if stolen, and items such as phones and cameras often hold information with sentimental value such as photos, which cannot be replaced.
- Many insurance companies will not pay out if your home has been burgled while insecure.
- Keep doors and windows locked when in the garden having BBQs, gardening, hanging out the washing, etc.
- Don’t leave garden tools or furniture outside, as they can be used by burglars to enter your property.
- Dispose of packaging for expensive items properly; don’t advertise
what is in your house.
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"Lock it or Lose it" Message from Gloucester Police
May 15 2014
"Lock it or Lose it" is the message from police in Gloucester after figures showed 36% of homes burgled in April were left insecure.
Of the 76 house breaks last month, 27 were vulnerable to attack because of unlocked doors and other security flaws.
Officers in the city are giving residents crime reduction advice as part of the "Lock it" campaign and hope people will take their home security more seriously as a result.
Sergeant El Lakin said: "The problem has obviously been widespread and has meant opportunist burglars, who have become very wise to it, have simply been trying doors in a number of areas across the city until they come across an insecure door.
"Many of the burglars have got in through unlocked front doors when occupants have been in bed asleep.
"The impact can be devastating and cause huge disruption to people's lives. Insecure doors can also of course void your home insurance.
"We have been working hard to catch offenders - and have made three arrests in recent weeks - but we need people in the community to help themselves.
"The community teams really wish to get the message out to all residents to ‘LOCK IT’ - we need their help to make sure they routinely check doors and windows when leaving their homes and add it to their bedtime routine. We cannot urge you more to take these simple steps to keep homes safe and secure."
Officers will be posting advice on the Twitter hashtag #gloslockit and people are encouraged to look at the crime reduction guidance on special leaflets being distributed across the city.
More advice can be found at the crime reduction pages of www.gloucestershire.police.uk.
Interaction with the Young people of Kingsholm & Wotton
One of our aims as a community team is to build closer relations with with young people in the Kingsholm & Wotton area.
We have identified that there is a lack of facilities open to young people in the area. Officers from the team have spoken to young people in the area towards the end of 2013 and the general consensus of those who were spoken to is that if they want to do something, they will stay around the area and were not aware of many things to do.
If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see for young people in the Kingsholm & Wotton area, please get in touch. We are also able to attend local youth groups to speak to young people & volunteers on various topics such as internet safety, personal safety and crime issues.
If you are are involved in an group and you wish for us to attend or we can promote it on our Twitter site, please contact Pc Mark Evans here
As part of the safer schools partnership we have with schools in the Kingsholm & Wotton area, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all children attending their local school. It has come to our attention that there are concerns over illegal parking outside the school gates and along side roads which are endangering the safety of pupils, parents and staff.
We would urge, where possible, for parents/guardians to park away from the school in a safe and sensible area and then walk. Working in partnership with the county council civil enforcement Officers, the Gloucester Police community engagement team will be monitoring parking outside the schools and in the surrounding area. We will be dealing with any offences of illegal parking, in particular those that endanger the safety of pupils, parents and staff. We understand that it is only a very small minority of parents/guardians that park irresponsibly.
Keeping your bicycle safe & secure
Over the past 12 months a number of bikes have been stolen from unsecured sheds, bike racks and from outside of a number of premises.
We are working with various agencies and businesses to assist with keeping bicycles secure; however please help us to keep your bicycles safe and out of the hands of thieves.
For advice and information and to learn more on how to register you bike with @bikeregister, please click on this link Bike Register You can also read more about protecting your bicycle by visiting our special bike advice page
To help people secure their bicycle, in a bid to reduce the number of bikes that have been stolen across the City, Gloucester Police are selling bicycle alarm D locks from the Gloucester Police main reception at Bearlands on Longsmith Street. These cost £10 and are an extremely effective lock for deterring bike thieves as they emit a high pitched alarm when tampered with. There is also another variation available which is not alarmed at a cost of £15.
If you want to read more about protecting your bicycle visit our special bike advice page
Kingsholm & Wotton Neighbourhood Partnership meetings 2014
Date:7:00PM Tuesday 04 February 2014
Address: Community Centre, 79a Sebert Street
Officers from the community team attend the Kingsholm & Wotton Neighbourhood partnership meeting on a monthly basis.
All meetings are held at the Community Centre, 79a Sebert Street and are open to new members.
Monday and Tuesday meetings start at 7pm, Saturday meetings at 10am. Residents of Kingsholm & Wotton are welcome to represent the area that they live in.
- 4th February
- 4th March
- 5th April (Forum)
- 6th May
- 3rd June
- 5th July (Forum)
- 5th August
- 2nd September
- 7th October
- 1st November (AGM)
- 2nd December
Website address: www.kwnp.co.uk (Please note that Gloucestershire Constabulary are not responsible for the content of the above linked website)
'Sheducation' team on hand to give advice
Date:10:30AM Wednesday 18 June 2014 - 1:00PM Wednesday 18 June 2014
Address: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
The city centre community team will be in attendance with the crime reduction shed, promoting ‘Sheducation’ and will also have for sale a number of crime reduction items.
We will be promoting personal safety and ways to secure personal items.
We will also be promoting reporting and information in relation to domestic abuse - the current force priority.
The shed will be in situ for a week until 24th June and PCSOs will be available to speak to the public at various times in the week.
Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station
Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester
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Pay & display car parks and on street parking nearby. Disabled parking in street outside station.
Kingsholm and Wotton Community: Contact us
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