Matson and Robinswood Community
PS Karen Horsley
Your nearest police station is Hucclecote Station
Hucclecote Police Station, 58 Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3RT
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Meet the team
Matson and Robinswood Team
PS 1328 Karen Horsley
PC 1963 Simon Evans
PCSO 9083 Chris Jenkinson
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
Tackling Mini Motos, scramblers and off road bikes in Matson
At a recent Matson and Robinswood Community Partnership Meeting, a concern has been raised around the number of reports the Police have received about youths riding mini motos, scramblers and off road bikes in Matson Park.
This has now become a priority for the local Police team to deal with. We will work with partner agencies to promote the safe and correct use of these vehicles and will intervene with offenders on reports we receive from the community.
Untrained and inexperienced people riding 'mini motos' recklessly and without the proper safety equipment put themselves and the general public at risk of serious injury.
Only approved road-legal vehicles with proper tax, insurance and MOT can be ridden on the highway.
Most mini motos are NOT road-legal and should never be ridden on the highway.
Riding mini motos on common land, parks such as Matson Park, rights of way and footpaths is almost always illegal.
Any mini moto used on any road or public place including being pushed along a footpath can be immediately seized and its user prosecuted for failing to have proper insurance.
The parents of anyone aged under 16 years using a mini moto on any road or public place such as Matson Park may be held responsible and be prosecuted and face the possible loss of their own driving licence for permitting the use of an uninsured vehicle.
Mini motos can only be ridden on private land with express permission of the landowner.
There is a network of clubs across the country offering training and safe riding opportunities. They can be found through sports governing body, the Auto Cycle Union www.acu.org.uk . For most people these are the only places where mini motos can be legally ridden.
Matson Youngsters urged to register their bikes
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Chris Jenkinson urged youngsters from Moat Primary School to register and security mark their bikes and scooters at a recent safety event at the school.
The Matson officer was in class last week to offer crime prevention and security advice around bikes and scooters.
Pupils were given the opportunity to bring their bicycles and push scooters into school to be security marked and registered in case they are lost or stolen. Security marking aids in the return of items to the correct owners and also deters people taking items in the first place.
PCSO Jenkinson said: “We organised this event following a recent theft at the school and because we have seen an increase in pupils riding bikes and the new style push scooters, which can cost anything up to £100 and more.
“The bikes and scooters were security marked to help identify the owners if found elsewhere. We also discussed crime prevention advice about leaving pushbikes and scooters unattended outside shops and schools.
“The local policing team work very closely with the school to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the community and this was another great example of that.”
Kirsti Ashman, from Moat Primary School, said: "We would like to say a big thank you to Chris Jenkinson for his rapid response to organising the postcoding of children's bikes and scooters at Moat Primary. The children were so disappointed when one of their peers had a bike stolen last week. Despite this they have learnt how to look after their property and how to use preventative measures to tackle crime."
Similar sessions will be run throughout the Spring and Summer terms.
Sports AM update
Sports Am continues to develop in Matson in partnership with Together In Matson and Gloucestershire Constabulary. The scheme is a free sports club run from the Redwell Centre in Redwell Road, Matson. The scheme is to encourage youngsters aged between 6-15 yrs from the area to get involved in playing sports and give them a place to go to socialise and have fun. Sports AM runs from 10 am til 12.30 pm and is a drop in for youngsters to attend. Continental breakfast will be provided by the new local Tesco store for those that attend, all free of charge. While attending the children can also speak to their local PCSOs about any concerns they have and get any advice from workers from Together In Matson. The sessions are run by local PCSOs and members of Together In Matson. The children that attend choose which games they would like to play.
PCSO Jenkinson who has helped to set up the project stated “ It is great to be able to offer the children of Matson & Robinswood activities like this. It gives the youngsters a chance to play a number of sports in safe environment and offer them activities which prevent them getting involved in anti social behaviour through out the community. Schemes such as this one have proved to be successful in reducing anti social behaviour throughout Matson by over 24% over the past few years, which with this scheme we hope to keep improving on. The scheme has been backed by Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership at the council who have funded the purchasing of sports equipment to use. This shows great partnership working involving Together In Matson working with their local police team to help reduce ASB making improvements for the whole community. Matson is very lucky to have such a great facility as the Redwell Centre to be able to be used for such events.”
For anyone who would like to attend Sports AM please contact Luke Stokes at Together In Matson or PCSO Chris Jenkinson or PCSO Charlotte Simmons on 101 for a parental consent form.
Matson and Linden Monthly Advice
- Home Security Advice -
We would like to remind you about your home security. The amount of burglaries committed often increases during these difficult times, and we want to ensure that you are aware of what you can do to decrease the likelihood of you being affected by this crime.
- Set light timers if you are going to return home after dark
- Always lock doors and windows
- Use deadlocks/bolts/door chains, where fitted
- Never leave door/window keys in or around the door/window
These are simple examples, but may be the difference between being burgled, or not. Your local Police Community Support Officers are available to provide a free Crime Prevention Survey on you property, which will provide you with more useful information in relation to home security. You may also find some on useful advice from the following link.
Garages and sheds also need to be double checked to ensure that they are locked with good quality padlocks, and consider metal grates over the windows. It may be an idea to secure expensive items using security cable, or chains and padlocks.
Street Games run with Together in Matson
Date:4:00PM Tuesday 04 September 2012 - 6:30PM Saturday 22 December 2012
Address: Redwell Centre, Matson, Gloucester
Postcode: GL4 6JG
Every Tuesday from 4pm through to 6.30pm come along to the Redwell Centre for street games.
Date:10:00AM Saturday 08 September 2012 - 1:00PM Saturday 22 December 2012
Address: Redwell Centre, Matson Lane, Redwell Road
Postcode: GL4 6JG
Each Saturday from 10am through to 1pm children aged between 7 and 15 are invited to come along to Redwell Centre for games.
Police Information Point
Date:2:00PM Wednesday 30 October 2013
Address: The Gateway, Matson Avenue
To be held at the The Gateway, Matson Avenue on the last Wednesday of the month between 2 pm and 3pm.
Your nearest police station is Hucclecote Station
Hucclecote Police Station, 58 Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester
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When this police station is closed, your nearest police station reception is located at Gloucester.
Matson and Robinswood Community: contact us
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