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.
- Area:Stroud Rural
- Priority:Increase Crime reduction Knowledge
Increase the publics knowledge and awareness in Crime Prevention and in particular to re-inforce message to community to secure property and possessions against theft and burglary.
- Area:Stroud Rural
- Priority:Speeding and Anti-social use of vehicles in Minchinhampton
Address issues with Speeding and Road Safety - Speeding generally around Minchinhampton and in particular: Cirencester Road, Windmill road, Box Lane and Butt Street.
Meet the team
Colin The Crocodile Cop to visit Amberley School
At the end of last year Colin The Crocodile Cop made visits to various schools within the Stroud district to spread the message of Road Safety.
Colin is a life size crocodile dressed as a Police officer who joined the Stroud Policing team to help local officers address the issue of parking outside of schools. He assists officers by visiting the children at school and helping to deliver road safety talks. The hope is that the children will then pass this message on to their parents and encourage safe and considerate parking and general road safety.
PC Coles has recently been in to see the pupils at Amberely School following complaints that during school drop off and pick up there are people parking on the yellow school zone lines and obstructing junctions. Colin will also be visiting the children in the coming weeks.
It is important that the School zone lines are not obstructed, theses are in place to ensure there is a safe area to allow the children to cross and to be seen, and enforcement action will occur should this practice continue.
Speed Survey Minchinhampton
Following reports from the local community of issues with speeding on the Cirencester road in Minchinhampton (near Moor Court), PCSO Tanya White requested the installation of an SDR box in both locations.
An SDR box is a device that records the speeds of every vehicle using that section of road over a 7 day period.
The device was in place from the 12th of December to the 18th of December.
The average speed of vehicles heading towards Mincinhampton was 36MPH.
The average speed of heading towards Stroud was 38MPH.
In this 40 limit there are reasonable levels of compliance with no general problem identified.
Minchinhampton Parish Policing Priorities
On Wednesday the 25th of September local residents in Minchinhampton met with local officers and partner agencies at the Trap House in order to set their local priorities for the duration of the next six months.
After discussion the Panel agreed on the following -
- Increase the publics knowledge and awareness in Crime Prevention and in particular to re-inforce message to community to secure property and possessions against theft and burglary.
- Address issues with Speeding and Road Safety - Speeding generally around Minchinhampton and in particular: Cirencester Road, Windmill road, Box Lane and Butt Street.
The priorities set by the panel will be subject to multi-agency monitoring for the duration of the six month period until a further review to be completed during the next panel meeting.
Speed Watch and School Participation
Your local Police Officers are currently working with schools in the Chalford area, focussing on speeding and safe driving.
This follows on from a very successful poster competition which was ran at the start of the year, which saw three winning posters put up around the Parish to warn drivers about their speed.
This has now led on to us carrying out further work with some of the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, going out and using the speed gun and speed board with them.
Off the back of this a number of parents at one school have since shown interest in the Community Speed watch Programme.
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
Date:7:00PM Thursday 10 April 2014
Address: The Frith Youth Centre, Brownshill, Chalford
PC Emma Dunn, Neighbourhood Warden Dominic Everiss (MBE) and The Chalford Youth Forum are holding a presentation evening at The Frith Youth Centre, Brownshill, Chalford on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 7pm.
The presentation will include - Defining Anti-social behaviour (ASB); recognising different drugs/signs and symptoms; identifying ASB and drug hot-spots; giving an update on incidents/trends involving ASB and drugs; discussing how we are going to tackle ASB and drugs locally.
Entry is FREE - afterwards there will be tea/coffee/biscuits and an opportunity to met/discuss issues with your local officer and neighbourhood warden.
Your nearest police station is Stroud Station
Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud
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