Quedgeley, Kingsway and Hardwicke Community
PS Karen Horsley
Your nearest police station is Gloucester South Station
Gloucester South Police Station, St James, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 4WD
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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.
Cool for cats
The Force Control Room wasn’t only visited by dogs recently but pumas too - but these were a local, two legged variety, in the form of pupils from a nearby primary school. The children, in years 5 to 6, are known as the Kingsway Pumas and meet as an after school club. Among those who help out is their local police officer, PC Faye Jones. Faye thought it would be a great eye-opener for them to visit HQ and the FCR to see what we do.
The club has proved a really useful way to keep children in the new village of Kingsway occupied and to provide them with positive role models as they grow up.
Faye said: “The club aims to encourage good behaviour and teach children some useful problem solving skills but it’s also about them having fun!”
“We’ve had great support from colleagues; the police dogs unit has visited and carried out a search demonstration. We’ve also seen SOCOs and even the police helicopter.”
“Due to current staffing levels we are limited at expanding beyond Kingsway at the moment but it would be great to do that in future.
Crime Prevention Advice
PCSO Tunney was at the Longney Church Coffee Morning on the 30th of November alongside a Neighbourhood Warden from Stroud. Both provided Crime Prevention advice following a number of burglaries that have happened in the area. Attendance to the event was high and there was also demand for Smartwater.
Items that were on offer were Agricultural crime prevention leaflets, Horse and Tack crime prevention posters, UV Pens as well as other free items. The Horse and Tack Thieves beware poster can also be downloaded by clicking here.
With Christmas around the corner we would like to remind members of the public not to leave any Christmas presents on display or visible through windows and doors and immediately dispose of any boxes after Christmas as they are an advertisement to burglars for what is available in the neighbourhood.
Thank you, PCSO Tunney
Credit Cards “Just 4 Youth” Will Pay Dividends in Combating Anti-Social Behaviour in Gloucester
Specially produced "credit cards" are set to give youngsters in Gloucester a gateway to a host of fun and interesting activities.
Police in the city have joined up with the Quedgeley Community Trust and youth centres in Quedgeley and Hardwicke to produce and distribute around 1000 of the cards, which will help inform young people of an array of clubs and opportunities on their doorstep.
Barcodes displayed on the cards can be scanned by mobile phones, connecting the user to a regularly updated page on Gloucestershire Constabulary’s website showcasing group activities and classes for young people across the city.
The “Just 4 Youth” initiative has been launched in Quedgeley and Hardwicke but the activities are not restricted to those areas and it is hoped that by the end of the year cards will be available in other parts of Gloucester.
The scheme also supports a new outreach project focussing on the Kingsway area.
Police Sergeant Lucie Koeltgen, who had the idea for the cards, said: “We often hear young people say they’re bored and don’t have anything to do.
“This gives them the opportunity to access activities they currently may not be aware of or even thought about. And there's so much going on I'm sure there'll be something for everyone.
“We’re handing out the cards to local schools and if we can show youngsters there are things out there for them I am convinced we’ll continue to reduce anti-social behaviour."
The Chair of Quedgeley Community Trust Kevin Tudor said: “It is great to be working with the police and Prospect Training Services to assist in making these innovative cards available to young people in our community.
“The cards couldn't have come at a better time as we have just launched a street work project ReachOut! on Kingsway to help find a voice and activities for young people to do to help them make the right life choices."
Cllr Lyn Welbourne, from Hardwicke Parish Council, said: "The cards are great because they are tapping into technology many youngsters are already familiar with and want to use. Leaflets can and often do get thrown away but these cards can be kept in wallets and brought out whenever needed.
“The website will be frequently updated and when more groups hear about it and come on board I’m sure people will be surprised with the range of things going on."
Police are now appealing for activity groups to make contact with them via firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be added to the webpage.
Date:11:00AM Monday 21 July 2014 - 12:00PM Friday 25 July 2014
Address: Toys R Us, St Ann Way, Gloucester
Your local policing team will be at Toys R Us on the dates and times below, to talk to people about crime reduction, specifically around shed security. Officers will also be speaking to bike users about how they can best secure their machines. There will be crime reduction items in relation to shed and bike security for sale.
|Monday 21st July||11am to1pm|
|Tuesday 22nd July||11am to1pm|
|Wednesday 23rd July||4pm to 5pm|
|Thursday 24th July||12pm to 2pm|
|Friday 25th July||10am to12pm|
Your nearest police station is Gloucester South Station
Gloucester South Police Station, St James, Quedgeley, Gloucester
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