Stroud Rural Community
PS Ben Styles
Your nearest police station is Stroud Station
Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud GL5 1QQ
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- Area:Stroud Rural
- Priority:Following the most recent Neighbourhood Co-ordination Group meetings it was agreed officers would pay attention to issues round Road Safety Matters and the Anti-social use of Motor vehicles in the wider communities.
- Speed check being conducted.
- You Said We Did:Since the start of this Operation over 100 static speed checks have taken place with a total of 415 drivers being dealt with for speeding offences. These checks were conducted at sites indentified by local communities for example Walkley Hill, Rodborough.In addition to this a number of drivers have been dealt with for other motoring offences such failure to display “L “ plates as a learner and using hand held mobile phones whilst driving.It is disappointing to note the majority of motorists recorded as breaking the posted speed limits have been found to be local to the Stroud area, many from areas where speeding is reported as being of concern to residents.As we move forward it is intended that general speed enforcement work will be a core thread to our work on the Neighbourhood team. It is also hoped that a more visible presence will reduce over all speeds in the local area.In addition to this we shall be working with members of the Roads Policing Unit and the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership to empower local communities to get involved in the newly formed Community Speed Watch initiative which is being developed along similar lines to projects run in other parts of the country. This I see as a natural development of our work already completed under this priority.
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Mooo-ve Slowly on the Commons
From May 13 2013, cattle will be released on to Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common - this is a traditional annual event and is part of the ecological calendar to help manage the natural beauty of the area.
Every year a number of cows are involved in collisions with motorists and based on recent years several hundred cattle may be released onto the Commons.
We would like to remind all road users to be especially careful, keeping well within the speed limit and to be extra vigilant at night. Drivers must give themselves plenty of time to react to the sudden appearance of animals on the road.
Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership are planning to place banners at the entrance to the commons to remind road users.
Heating & Diesel Oil Theft - A Drain on Resources
Theft of heating and diesel oil has been a problem for many years and the police have always noticed an increase in this type of crime whenever the price of crude oil rises. A rise in the price of fuel at the petrol pump inevitably leads to a rise in the cost of heating oil. This makes oil a more attractive proposition for the thief and they are now actively targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties. The thief may be using the oil for their own central heating or selling it on at a handsome profit.
These tanks can contain many thousands of pounds worth of oil and it is therefore it makes good sense to take a few precautions to protect them.
The position of the tank can have a significant effect on how hard a target it is in the eyes of the thief. If the tank is close to the house, with one or more windows capable of giving a view of it, then the thief may consider the chances of being seen too high. If the tank is close to a road, path, drive or alleyway then it will be a far easier target.
Control switches that control the flow of oil should be turned off and the electricity supply isolated when the tank is not in use.
Remote electronic oil level gauges are now available which will set off an audible alarm if the oil level in the tank suddenly drops or falls below a quarter full.
Security lights can have a very positive effect and make any property a much harder target for the thief.
Defensive Planting is nature’s way of helping to reduce crime. Thieves will not wish to force their way through or over a prickly hedge. The smallest trace of blood or shred of ripped clothing could help the police identify the offender.
Fences and walls can also make life difficult for the thief. A fence, trellis or wall can give significant protection to the tank but it must be remembered that the oil tanker driver will need access to fill the tank!
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Rural Stroud Communities Update
Following the most recent Neighborhood Co-ordination Group Meetings representatives from the Rural Stroud Communities have wished to raise concerns relating to the Anti-social use of motor vehicles and other motor vehicle related offences.
If there are any problems in your Neighborhood that you feel have been over looked or perhaps you’d like to have a stronger voice then please get in touch and be a part of the Co-ordination groups.
For further information on this or any other matters relating to the work of the local police in Nailsworth please call the designated non emergency number 101 or e-mail Stroud.LPA.Communities@gloucestershire.police.uk
Your nearest police station is Stroud Station
Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud
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