Dursley and Cam Community
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Your nearest police station is Stroud Station
Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud GL5 1QQ
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Meet the team
Coaley Primary School children receive a talk about safety
On Tuesday 3rd December PC Gemma Carman, PCSO Michelle Dodd, PCSO Paul Bowman with neighbourhood wardens Andy Murray and Pete Wilson attended Coaley Primary School to meet all the children and talk about safety. Police brought along the Mobile Police Station, the Police Van and a Police Car.
A good time was had by all and we hope to return again next year.
Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a number of drink drive checks
On Friday 13th December 2013, Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a number of drink drive checks in conjunction with the Christmas Drink Drive campaign. Officers not only breathalysed drivers that had vehicle defects but also handed out leaflets advising drivers that you could still be over the illegal limit the next morning.
These checks were carried out in the following locations
Dursley Town Centre (Castle Street) 1900 - 2030hrs
Draycott, Cam 2045 - 2200hrs
Personal Safety Talks to Champions Court Residents
On Thursday 21st November, PCSO Joshua Griffiths and PCSO Michelle Dodd, gave a Personal Safety talk to the residents of Champions Court, Dursley. They gave advice to local residents on how to keep safe whilst in the house and when travelling. If anyone is interested in a Personal Safety talk, please make contact with Joshua Griffiths ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Violence Hurts Everyone
From the 25th to the 29th of November is Domestic Abuse Awareness week.
Domestic violence HURTS EVERYONE. I in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime. Abuse comes in many forms.
PS Kay Tyler, PCSO Michelle Dodd, Neighbourhood Warden Carol Novoth and April Oliver from GDASS attended at Stroud District Council Offices on the morning of 25th November and spoke with members of the public. Gloucestershire Police, Stroud District Council and Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) demonstrating that we are working together to help victims of domestic violence. During the week we will be visiting different locations to get the message out - we can help.
Educating Students on Road Safety
Dursley police have been conducting a number of talks at local schools regarding Road Safety.
Both PCSO Joshua Griffiths and PC Mark Wilson have been educating year 7 students at Rednock and Year 5 and 6 students at St Josephs Nympsfield, about road safety and the dangers of walking to and from school.
They have also been speaking to new drivers at Rednock School about the dangers of speeding, being distracted at the wheel, and even let them have a go on the seat belt slide.
A Thank you to our Neighbourhood Watch
On Wednesday 20th November, Dursley and Cam police invited Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators to Rednock school to thank them for their continued support in helping prevent crime within the Dursley and Cam Community. We discussed how Neighbourhood Watch works and the positive effects it has on the community. The police are very grateful for help.
They also enjoyed a talked from our Scene's of crime officer.
Speed monitoring checks in Cam
On Friday 22nd November PCSO Mark Lifton and PCSO Michelle Dodd carried out speed monitoring check on Bridge Road, Frampton and The High Street, Cam.
The device used advised motorists of their vehicles speed as they drove by. It is one of the tools that we use to educate drivers and more importantly enhance awareness.
We will be doing random checks around the area in the next few weeks so look out for us and please drive safely.
Local Policing Team provide crime prevention advice
PCSO Dodd, PCSO Clark and Neighbourhood Warden Chris Acock attended both Tesco's and Sainsbury's in the Cam & Dursley area on Sunday 17th November with a Crime Prevention Stand.
The purpose of the stand was to provide crime prevention advice to passing shoppers on how to protect their homes from being targeted by Burglars, especially as the nights close in earlier during the winter months.
"Throughout the day we gave advice on various ways of protecting your home and the valuables within them. During the day we were able to hand out around 500 Crime Prevention leaflets to the Residents of Cam & Dursley containing good simple tips to help deter the Burglar."
Mobile Police Station at Ashmead Hall
|On Sunday 3rd November PCSO Michelle Dodd and PCSO Paul Bowman attended with Mobile Police Station at Ashmead Hall, Cam to speak with Allottment owners and provide Crime Reduction advice. They were joined by Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Wardens Andy Murray and Pete Wilson.|
Allotment Surgeries Held
In the afternoon of Saturday 12th October PC Gemma Carman, PCSO Michelle Dodd and PCSO Paul Bowman held surgeries at Westend Allotments and Marment Road Allotments in Cam, Dursley. The weather smiled on us. We met allotment owners, handed out Crime Reduction advice to keep their allotments safe.
We will be attending at Ashmead Hall, Cam Green on Sunday 3rd November from 2pm till 3:30pm to meet with allotment owners from Upthorpe and Cam Green.
Car theft advice
Dursley police would like to remind all residents that the simplest precaution can prevent crime from taking place. Police are advising that you do not leave any valuables in your car! This is an easy target for offenders to have free goodies! Remember to take out all Sat- Navs, Coats, handbag and any other valuable item out of your car. If an offender sees a coat on the back seat, they might think that there something left in there.
Dursley Police strive to prevent any criminal activity or Anti-Social Behaviour in the area but to enable us to do this effectively we need your help. If you witness any criminal activity, please report it to Gloucestershire Constabulary using the 999 number. It is useful to provide any descriptions of the suspect(s) and registration numbers of any vehicles.
If you would like to help prevent crime and Anti-social behaviour within your community and you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch, please contact PCSO Joshua Griffiths either using the 101 number or email: email@example.com
School Children speed monitoring traffic outside their school
On Thursday 4th July at approximately 1pm, PCSO Joshua Griffiths and PC Charley Sallis, took a group of 9 Rednock School Children to monitor the speed of traffic outside their school.
Stroud Police have close ties with the school and it has been identified that many of the school children are concerned with the speed of traffic outside their very own school. A number of school children volunteered to monitor the speed of the traffic within their community.
PCSO Josh Griffiths said ' Its brilliant to see that this children are getting involved in community matters. If motorists are deciding to speed outside a school, hopefully these children can relay the message that their speed effects them. That’s why it’s 30mph'
Overall out of 161 vehicles only 4 vehicles were over 30mph. Police would like to remind these motorists that this road is 30mph for a reason and to take more careful when driving near to a school.
Dog owners encouraged to help fight crime
Dog owners are being encouraged to join a new crime prevention initiative, called Paws on Patrol, to act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of their communities when they are out walking their pets.
The Stroud Community Safety Partnership, which is coordinating the initiative, recognises that dog walkers are well placed to see and report suspicious activity whilst out walking their dogs and as such can play an important role in making neighbourhoods and communities safer.
Paws on Patrol is focussed on reducing crime and improving the quality of life for residents by encouraging dog walkers to report concerns such as fly-tipping, littering and highways issues. The initiative is being launched on Saturday 20th July at the Stroud Country Show, at Stratford Park, Stroud.
Inspector Andy Poole, of Gloucestershire Police, said:
‘As a dog owner myself, I realise how much I notice in my community whilst walking my dogs. Whether it is graffiti or evidence of drug misuse, the police need to be told so that we can target the precise areas these types of offences occur.’
People who sign up will receive a welcome pack and discounts from pet suppliers and veterinary practices across the district.
Councillor June Cordwell, chair of Stroud District Council’s community services committee said:
‘We recognise that dog walkers from across the district can play an important role in making our communities safer whilst exercising their dog. This initiative is not just about reducing crime, it’s also about improving the environment by simply providing information to the police and the council so that we can all help to make our district an even better place to live. We are encouraging all dog owners to join Paws on Patrol to help us make their community a safe and secure place.’
Anyone wishing to become a Paws on Patrol member, should call 01453 754276 or visit:
Gloucestershire Police at The Hollies Care Centre
On the 21st of June PCSO Oliver Clark and PCSO Mark Lifton from Dursley Local Policing Team represented Gloucestershire Police at The Hollies Care Centre.
The Hollies is an integral part of Littlecombe Park, Dursley, a supportive community comprising a purpose-built Care Home and superior assisted-living apartments, designed to offer retirement living and professional care within a secure and friendly environment.
Local Officers from Dursley Police Station attended to show their support for The National Care Home Open Day. Care Homes across the UK opened their doors for members of the public to visit. During the day various organisations showed their support to The Hollies Care Home. During the two hours PCSO Clark & Lifton were at the Open Day they engaged with The Hollies Residents, Staff & Members of the public. All in attendance were invited to ask questions about how there local policing team worked, given a tour of the inside of Currently Operational Fully Marked Police Car and all the equipment that we use.
The Hollies Care Home Owner Mr J Hawkins "Our visitors and the residents found it most interesting, and it helped to make a great day."
Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership has heralded responsible drivers in Dursley
June 11, 2013
Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership has heralded responsible drivers in Dursley after road checks were carried out in the town over the weekend.
The stops were carried out between 11.20pm on Saturday June 8 and 1am on Sunday June 9 on Kingshill Road.
In total 85 cars were stopped and 28 breath tests were carried out, all of which came back negative.
Gary Handley of Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership said “We are determined that this year’s summer drink drive campaign is as effective as possible. We don’t want to just arrest and caution motorists but to dissuade drivers from drinking at all if they are going to drive.
“The motorists of Dursley have shown responsibility to the public by not drinking and driving. Last year one irresponsible driver lost their licence every ten minutes. One of our key messages this year is that if you intend on driving then avoid drinking any alcohol”.
The checks were carried out as part of Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Operation Focus, where the intention is to tackle anti-social behaviour across the Stroud area, as well as forming part of the Road Safety Partnership’s summer drink-drive campaign. “Another of the main elements of this year’s campaign is driving the following morning. If you are on a night out, remember that in the morning you still may not be legal to drive”.
Cam Hopton pupils come out to stop irresponsible driving
Cam Hopton Primary School pupils with PC Jane Simner, PCSO Michelle Dodd and PCSO Mark Lifton with their road safety cards ready to hand out to parents parking outside the school
PUPILS were out in force to warn irresponsible drivers about the dangers they posed on the narrow road outside Cam Hopton Primary School.
As part of Walk to School Week the school council, made up of pupils from each class, handed out handmade leaflets to those motorists who drove well and parked responsibly and to encourage more to walk to school.
And those seen driving with mobile phones or without seatbelts, or who parked dangerously in Hopton Road, were educated about the dangers – with some help from the local neighbourhood policing team.
PC Jane Simner said every primary school in Dursley and the local area had problems with parking at the end of the school day.
"Instead of going in hard we have decided to get the children involved and educate people and raise awareness of the problem. The next level would be to take action."
Headteacher Justin Godding said:
"We just want motorists to know the potential problems on what is a very narrow road.
"We understand they have problems parking but the safety of the children is paramount."
Pupil Eve Jarrett, nine, who lives on Cam High Street, said she thought it could be a dangerous road at times.
"Children in reception might be playing and they might go on to the road and not be seen because of all the parked cars," she said.
Nine-year-old Luke Guest, of Courthouse Gardens, said the road could be a bit wider.
"I’m glad they are doing this because if they see us today they might think we are still looking on other days."
Cam & Dursley Community Contacts
Stinchcombe Parish Council http://www.stinchcombepc.co.uk/
Cam Parish Council http://www.camparishcouncil.co.uk/
Uley Parish Council http://community.stroud.gov.uk/general.asp?pid=40&pgid=1108
Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Wardens-Pete Gleed http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/comm_safety/wardens.asp
Uley Primary School http://www.uleyprimary.co.uk/
Dursley Primary School http://www.dursleycofeprimaryschool.org.uk/
Dursley Rednock Secondary School http://www.rednockschool.org.uk/
Cam Woodfield Junior School http://www.camwoodfieldjunior.org.uk/
Coaley Primary School http://www.coaley.gloucs.sch.uk/p_Home.ikml
Your nearest police station is Stroud Station
Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud
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