Matson and Robinswood Community

Karen Horsley

PS Karen Horsley

Your nearest police station is Hucclecote Station

Your nearest police station is Hucclecote Station

Hucclecote Police Station, 58 Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3RT

Our Local Policing Pledge to you:

Our local pledge to you is to supply you with your local community policing team contacts, dates of your next neighbourhood policing meetings, details of your local priorities and the work being carried out towards those priorities. Our commitment for Local Policing Team's (LPT) is to spend 80% of their time visibly working in your neighbourhood, tackling your priorities. If you want to know how you can contribute to the priority settings and other work within your neighbourhood use the contact form on the "Contact Us" tab.

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Meet the team

Karen Horsley

Karen Horsley

Simon Evans

PC 1963
Simon Evans

Chris Jenkinson

PCSO 9083
Chris Jenkinson

Matson and Robinswood Team

PS 1328 Karen Horsley

PC 1963 Simon Evans

PCSO 9083 Chris Jenkinson


Gloucestershire’s newest police recruits take to the streets – average age 10

Year 6 pupils from Moat Primary in Gloucester are the county’s first intake of ‘mini coppers’ – and, appropriately, are patrolling the school run.

All have completed a road safety awareness and communication course which qualifies them to spread the message amongst other pupils and parents.

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl, who has made road safety one of his main priorities and is funding the scheme, said “There’s a saying that you know you’re getting old when the Police appear younger than you.

“Well, this is aimed at catching youngsters at the earliest possible age and impressing on them important road safety lessons that could help them in later life.

“You’re never too old to pick-up good habits and we believe parents are more likely to take notice of the children. If it’s a success, the scheme will be rolled out to other schools”.

‘Mini Coppers’ are supervised by the local policing team. PCSO Chris Jenkinson said, “The school run can be particularly hazardous and is an ideal time to get the message across.

“If the Mini Coppers see other children putting themselves at risk, or parents parking in unsafe or restricted areas, they will go and have a word and hand out a warning letter with advice on road safety. If necessary, they can attach warning messages or ‘Mini Copper Tickets’ to offending vehicles.

Moat Primary Head  Kirsti Ashman said, “Keeping our children safe is our top priority. Respect for the road and law and order are lessons that will serve them well throughout their lives”.


For more information, contact Chris Jenkinson:  Tel: 07808 100049;  e-mail

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  

Matson and Robinswood Junior Wardens tackle road safety


3 December 2013

Matson and Robinswood Junior Wardens have helped tackle road safety in the area by taking part in a supervised community speed watch session.

The youngsters, also known as the Cool Kidz Crew, used speed recording devices to monitor traffic on Matson Avenue and Painswick Road, two roads that have been identified as a community concern.

After the session the wardens were visited by a traffic officer who discussed his role and what equipment his team has available to combat criminals on our roads.

Police Community Support Officer Chris Jenkinson said: “Most of the vehicles were travelling below the limits on the road, which was pleasing.

“Unfortunately there were a few that were recorded as being higher and they will now be sent letters from the junior wardens reminding them of speed limits and safety concerns over speeding.

“The highest recorded speed was 49mph in a 40mph zone.

“It is great that children can get involved in dealing with the concerns of the community in a positive and enjoyable way and also learn about road safety and awareness through activities like this.”

Mandi Holt, Community Involvement Officer for Gloucester City Homes, said: “It’s good to see the Junior Wardens learning hands on about this important issue and taking an active role in improving road safety in the area for the benefit of other residents.”

The Junior Wardens scheme was set up by Gloucester City Homes, Robinswood School and Matson and Robinswood police. Mandi

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.


More information on bike security can be found in the crime reduction section of

Sports AM update

 All the children and people at Sports AM 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.

Monthly Events

Sports AM

Date: 10:00AM Saturday 04 January 2014 - 12:00AM Saturday 20 December 2014

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.

Residents meeting

Date: 6:00PM Thursday 29 January 2015

Address: The Gateway, 81 Matson Avenue, Gloucester

Postcode: GL4 6LL


To be held at the The Gateway, Matson Avenue, on the last Thursday of every month between 6pm and 7pm.

Your nearest police station is Hucclecote Station

Your nearest police station is Hucclecote Station

Hucclecote Police Station, 58 Hucclecote Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester

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