Stroud Urban Community
PS Ben Styles
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Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud GL5 1QQ
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Meet the team
Stroud Urban - Who covers where
PS 1770 Ben Styles
Top of Town
Stratford Park/Stratford Road
All in the name of learning
For the last few weeks the children at Season's Nursery, Graces Field, Stroud have been visited by local PCSO Gary Lynch from the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team - all in the name of learning.
During the visit - the children spent time trying on the Police Officers Hats and High Visibility Jackets all of which went down very well with the pupils. There was also plenty of time for the children to talk to Gary and ask him any police related questions.
To end the visit, the children had time to look in a Police Patrol Car, providing lots of opportunities for photographs to be taken for the children’s Learning Journals.
Police meet and greet point at Stroud Library
Thank you to Stroud Library's Eirwen Poole and Lucy Yarham, Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team has now started an information/meet and greet point within the Town's popular Library.
It is designed to give the many users of the Library improved accessibility to the Stroud Urban Neighbourhood Policing Team Officers which will also include Beat Officers PC Gwill Thomas, PC Peter Lay, PCSO Nicky Underwood and PCSO Beverley Owen.
PCSO Gary Lynch kicked off the first monthly session on Friday 1st November 2013 and was joined by Stroud Library's Lucy Yarham - the Library's Principal Assistant. The attendance was great with many members of the Community visiting and provided various enquiries and feedback.
The next monthly session at the Stroud Town Library will be lead by PCSO Beverley Owen on Friday December 20th between 10 am and 1pm.
More dates for 2014 are in the process of being planned and agreed. So please look out for the Poster Updates in Stroud Library, Lansdown Road, Stroud or check the Stroud Urban Events page on the Gloucestershire Police/Local Policing Website
Stranger Danger and Road Safety Advice for Randwick Cub Pack
During late October, Randwick Cub Pack invited PCSO Jayne Fellowes and PCSO Gary Lynch to give talks on Stranger Danger and also advice on Road Safety, in particular the importance of always wearing a seat belt when in any vehicle.
It was a very informative evening, with the Cubs enthusiastically participating by asking lots of good questions and sharing their thoughts on both topics.
The evening finished with the Cubs having a look round the Police Patrol Car.
Both PCSO’s would like to thank Akela, Louise Little and the Randwick Cub Scouts for inviting them to visit their Cub Pack evening.
Stroud's Farmers Market Police Information Point
Saturday 28th September 2013 saw the launch of the Police Information Point (PIP) at Stroud's Farmers Market in Cornhill, Stroud. The focus for the PIP is to offer increased accessibility to the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team for the wider community.
Local PCSO Deb Flay and PCSO Gary Lynch were visited by close to 150 people and received advice on Crime Prevention and Road Safety as well as dealing with any community based enquiries. There was a great deal of interest in the recently launched Seat Belt Campaign.
PCSO Gary Lynch would like to thank the organisers of the Stroud Farmers Market for their help and support.
SGS Police Information Point
Working in partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stoud College (SGS) the first Police Information Point was launched on Wednesday 4th September 2013. Beat Officer PC Gwill Thomas and local PCSO Gary Lynch were on hand to deal with various enquiries and requests.
Thanks to the support of Steve Hurn (Estates Manager for SGS College) the Officers from Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team were able to launch this initiative during the first week of the College’s new academic year.
Local Officers will be supporting 2 Fresher’s Days being be held on 17th and 19th September 2013 and a further Information Point is planned for the 25th September.
SGS College Sonia Smith (Learner Services & Enrichment Manager for SGS College) is also assisting in working with the local Officers in assessing the feasibility of conducting future activities between the SGS College and the Neighbourhood Policing Team
Mobile Police Station/Police Information Point
Friday 16th August saw the 3rd visit of the Mobile Police Station/Police Information Point at the McDonalds Car Park, Merrywalks, Stroud.
With each scheduled visit PCSO Gary Lynch and Mobile Police Station lead PCSO Paul Bowmand are seeing a increase in footfall coming to the Mobile Police Station with many and varied enquiries. Bike coding advice is also being sought by many of the visiting community at a growing rate. PCSO Gary Lynch would like to thank the Team at McDonalds for their help and support.
Additional dates to look out for, thanks to the Organisers of the Stroud Farmer's Market the Mobile Police Station/Police Information Point will be at the Farmers Market on the following dates
- Saturday 28 September 2013
- Saturday 14 December 2013
- Saturday 15 March 2014
- Saturday 21 June 2014
We look forward to seeing you there
Stratford Park Initiative
Both Gloucestershire Constabulary and Stroud District Council have forged a multi-agency scheme with the agenda of targeting key areas of Stratford Park with the aim of making it a more pleasurable place for local residents.
Following hard on the heels of ‘Beat Officer’ PC Gwill Thomas and his pro-active drugs work in the area, local PCSO Gary Lynch working alongside Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Warden, Dominic Everiss, have begun, what will, be a series of targeted work; including the ‘Cop It if You Drop’ it litter initiative, underage alcohol consumption, bad language and any other form of anti social type activity/behaviour.
The first joint initiative took place on the evening of Friday 16th August 2013. Over 60 young persons were spoken to educate on the stronger stance being jointly taken regarding litter, under age drinking, bad language and any other form of Anti Social activity. The young persons were very supportive and got involved in helping clean up one of the key areas as well as returning local Supermarket trolleys to their correct location. A small amount of alcohol was recovered, along with some forms of anti social paraphernalia.
This will not be a one off, Stroud District Council's Neighbourhood Warden Dominic Everiss and PCSO Gary Lynch are already planning for another joint action in the very near future with the plan to move on to the next phase.
This is all about making certain areas of the park a more pleasant experience for all users of the park.
Charlie - I see the Police as a Potential Career Path
“It all started with a chance conversation whilst visiting the Mobile Police Station at the recent Stroud Show event.
Mum Emma had said that her son Charlie was really interested in the Police and that he saw the Police as a possible Career path.
A/PS Kay Tyler and local PCSO Gary Lynch, keen to help, arranged for Charlie to come in for a talk regarding the variety of roles within the Police, that of Police Officer, PCSO, Response and Neighbourhood Policing teams.
Charlie’s visit concluded with a trip to Stroud’s CCTV Unit where Charlie also got the chance to meet some Response Police Officers.
As a result of the visit, Charlie's enthusiasm was such that PCSO Gary Lynch gave Charlie a small task to take away and consider. In his spare time, Charlie had produced a full A4 sheet of well thought out suggestions and ideas relating to the local area - in which Charlie and his family live. Both PCSO Gary Lynch and Charlie are looking into further developing these ideas into plausible initiatives.
Hopefully, homework permitting, Charlie is looking to attend one of PCSO Gary Lynch's Informal Community Consultation events as well as a Police Information Point (PIP) Mobile Police Station location.
PCSO Gary Lynch would like to thank both Charlie and his parents for all their support."
Launch of Mobile Police Information Points
Friday 26th 2013 saw the launch of the Mobile Police Information Points at Waitrose, London Road and at Tesco's Main Store at Stratford Road in Stroud.
Local PCSO Gary Lynch working in partnership with Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Warden Service Andy Murray and the Mobile Police Stations PCSO Paul Bowman - this new service provides regular and greater accessibility to the wider Stroud Community.
At both sites we received a number of visitors dealing with various enquiries and assisting with Crime Prevention matters. One of the key comments to come out of many conversations is that it was good to see the Police Information Points at these 2 venues.
PCSO Lynch would like to take this opportunity to thank the Management Teams at both Waitrose and Tesco for their support.
Please come along and see us at Waitrose, London Road, Stroud on Friday 16 August 2013 at 12 noon till 2 pm or pop along to Tesco's Main Store, Stratford Road, Stroud on Friday August 16th 2013 at 2.30 pm until 4.15pm.
Electric Car in Stroud
On Saturday 13th July 2013 - as part of a recent Police Information Point/Accessibility Initiative - local PCSO Gary Lynch took the Vauxhall Ampera electric Police patrol vehicle to Kings Street in Stroud.
The Vauxhall Amepera attracted lots of attention and interest from across the Stroud Community.
As well as dealing with enquiries ranging from found property, bicycle coding and crime prevention, PCSO Lynch was able to show members of the Community some of the unique features of the Vauxhall Ampera Police Patrol Vehicle.It also provided many photo opportunities for families and and gained lots of positive Community engagement.
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:
Sponsored Bike Ride June 23rd 2013
On Sunday 23rd June 2013 , The Stroud Valleys Project held their annual Sponsored Bike Ride, starting and concluding at the the Stratford Park Museum. In excess of 60 riders took part covering various distances and helping to raise funds to support the ongoing work of the project. Stroud Valleys Project works with people from all walks of life for the environment.
Working together with Fund Raising Manager Julie Wickham local PCSO Gary Lynch and PCSO Jayne Fellowes were on hand to provide Bike Coding and Crime Prevention advice. In addition the PCSO's were able to engage with both local Stroud Communities and New Visitors to the Stratford Park Area.
What is your Local PCSO Gary Lynch focused on?
What your Local PCSO Gary Lynch is focused on in Farmhill, Paganhill, & Stroud Town Centre.
Working with local schools Callowell School, Rosary School and St Roses School jointly planning for the various launches of the "Keep Me Safe" campaign - ready for the new academic year starting in September 2013. The campaign is designed to help keep the children safe as they arrive at and leave their respective schools - where vehicles,parking and road safety are concerned around the exit points of the respective schools. Indeed PCSO Lynch has recently launched a drawing competition with Callowell School which uses the locally known Colin the Crocodile Copper as its theme but also encourages the key messages to be reflected in the drawings. The Sergeant now has an extremely large selection of drawings to judge - with a presentation of prizes scheduled at Callowell School on the 12 July2013.
Working with PCSO Bev Owen, PC Thomas and PC Lay we are still keeping the focus on the 'No Street Drinking Zone', especially within Bank Gardens, Stroud.
Following some recent activity/Community Engagement - Focusing on foot patrols to prevent potential Anti Social Behaviour at the rear of Startford Road, around Archway Gardens, Brewery Yard, and Cainscross car park.
Again following recent Community engagement - working with Waitrose, Tesco and McDonalds in Stroud which has resulted in new Mobile Police Station/Police Information Points being created - See the events page on the Neighbourhood Policing Team part of the site for the details.
I am actively pursuing enquiries with regards to 203/24 - at the Rosary School where a group of persons have entered the School grounds and caused some criminal damage to play equipment. This is depriving the children of being able to play safely on the equipment in a safe manner until it is repaired. I am working closely with the school and pursuing further enquiries regarding this incident. Any information please call the Police on 101 quoting Inc 203/24 or alternatively please call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 .
Finally I am beginning the process of actively seeking expressions of interest from my Communities of Stroud Town, Paganhill, Farmhill and Cainscross Road. This is for the setting up of long term, sustainable Community Speed Watch Groups. If you have some time and think you might be interested please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to talk to me when I am out on foot patrols.
Keep Me Safe with Callowell School
In the last week PCSO Gary Lynch has been to Callowell School to launch a competition in connection with the "Keep Me Safe" campaign which sets out to make access in and out of school a lot safer when it comes to car parking and road safety around the school entrances/exits. The launch for the Keep Me Safe with Callowell School is scheduled for September 2013 as the new academic year begins.
So that the children are well prepared, PCSO Gary Lynch launched a competition at the school assembly. This involves coming up with the best drawing of Colin, The Crocodile Copper, who is now a key part of the "Keep Me Safe" Campaign. The drawing needs to incorporate Colin and the key theme behind "Keep Me Safe" - when I walk to and from school, parking sensibly and general road safety awareness around the school entrance and exits.
All entries will be judged with prizes awarded in early July and further updates ready for September when school starts again.
Whilst at the school the younger children were given a look round the Police Patrol Car which went down really well.
St Roses School's Summer Garden Fete
On Saturday 15th 2013, St Roses School , Stratford Lawn, Stroud held their Summer Garden Fete. The weather was not kind to the event, but still attracted many people.
Local PCSO Gary Lynch was there showing the young people and visitors around the Patrol Car.
The Police Crime Prevention stickers were also proving popular. One of the many who enjoyed the event was Tom, seen here in the patrol car.
Dudbridge and Rodborough Update
I would like to introduce myself to you, your local Police Community Support Officer (PSCO), Beverley Owen.
I joined Stroud Local Policing Area in April 2013 after transferring from the Force Control Room, where I worked for 4 and a half years. In addition to this, I have served as a Special Constable since 2003, covering Dursley, Berkeley and Wotton-Under-Edge.
Although I enjoyed my time as a Special Constable, I wanted to be more involved in the Community and to be able to spend more time listening to members of the public, to address their concerns. I will be on foot patrol in Dudbridge and Rodborough with effect from the end of June. Please do not hesitate to approach me if you have anything you would like to discuss. I also cover Stroud Town Centre, assisting PCSO Gary Lynch, so I have plenty to do!
I aim to be in the mobile Police station at Rodborough Community Hall, at least once a month, with a view to an additional stop in Dudbridge in the future.
I will keep you updated and look forward to meeting you.
Stroud Valleys Project - Sponsored Bike Ride Event
Date:12:00AM Sunday 23 June 2013
Address: The Stratford Park, Stroud
Sunday June 23rd 2013
Starting at The Stratford Park, near to the Museum area of the park, Stroud.
Your local PCSO Gary Lynch will be available from 10.30am for Bike Coding and Bike Security Information/Guidance.
Police Information Points
Date:12:00AM Saturday 13 July 2013
Address: McDonalds ,Merrywalks ,Stroud
As part of a NEW Police Information Point/ Crime Prevention Initiative the Mobile Police Station will be operating at McDonalds, Merrywalks, Stroud.Your local Beat Manager PC Thomas, and your local PCSO's Bev Owen and Gary Lynch in conjunction with the Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Service.
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|NEW Police Information Point/ Crime Prevention Initiative the Mobile Police Station|
Pro Active Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) management / In partnership improving quality of life for visiting families/members of the Community.
|One Saturday every Month|
13/07/13 -- 9am to 12noon
03/08/13 -- 9am to 12 noon
12/10/13 -- 9am to 12 noon
02/11/13 -- 12 noon to 2.30pm
One Friday every Month
Police Information Point
Date:12:00PM Friday 26 July 2013
Address: Waitrose Store ( Car Park ), Stroud
As part of a NEW Police Information Point / Crime Prevention Initiative the Mobile Police Station will be in attendance with Local PCSO Nicky Underwood or PCSO Gary Lynch and your local Beat manager PC Gwill Thomas in conjunction with the Stroud Neighbourhood Warden Service, at the following location
Waitrose Store ( Car Park )
Friday 26 /7/13 - 12 noon till 2pm
Friday 16/8/13 - 12 noon till 2pm
Friday 6/9/13 - 12 noon till 2pm
Friday 25/10/13 - 12 noon till 2pm
Friday 15/11/13 - 12 noon till 2pm
Friday 6/12/1/3 - 12 noon till 2pm
Police Information Point
Date:2:30PM Friday 26 July 2013
Address: Tesco Main Store, Stratford Road, Stroud
|As part of a NEW Police Information Point/ Crime Prevention Initiative the Mobile Police Station will be in attendance with Local PCSO Gary Lynch, Local Beat Manager PC Peter Lay in conjunction with Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Wardens Service will be at:|
Tesco Main Store, Stratford Road,Stroud.
26/07/13 - 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Student PIP / Crime Prevention / Meet your local Officers.
Date:12:00AM Wednesday 04 September 2013
Address: Stroud College
Description: Student Police Information Point (PIP) / Crime Prevention / Meet your local Officers all held at Stroud College.
Community Consultation Sessions
Date:8:00PM Wednesday 04 September 2013
Address: Maypole Hall, Stratford Road, Stroud
This is a message from Stroud LPA - PCSO Gary Lynch - The following includes dates for your diary.
It is now time to take a step back and review where things are since the last informal session I ran in February 2013.
To that end, dates for your diary please in respect of Gary's informal T and Cake consultation sessions for the areas of Farmhill, Paganhill,Cainscross Road and the Stroud Town Centre.
Wednesday 4th September 2013 at the Maypole Hall, Stratford Road, Stroud - 8pm till 9:30pm
Wednesday 12th February 2014 at the Maypole Hall, Stratford Road, Stroud - 8pm till 9:30pm
Remember this is an informal way of identifying issues which are Police related, and deciding what you as the Community wish to propose as the key priorities for the winter of 2013/2014.
This session also provides opportunities for feedback on issues where appropriate.
I would like to thank you for your time and support, PCSO Gary Lynch.
Crime Prevention Meetings
Date:12:00PM Sunday 22 September 2013
Address: Barrowfield , Maple Drive , Heathfield Road, Farmhill, Stroud
The Mobile Police Station and your local PCSO Gary Lynch in partnership with the Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Warden Service - will be attending the following for Crime Prevention in terms of proactive prevention as we lead up to and go back through the dark nights - Op Note ( Prevention Strategy against House Breaks and Car Breaks)
Barrowfield , Maple Drive , Heathfield Road, Farmhill, Stroud
Sunday 22/09/13 -- 11am to 1pm
Sunday 13/10/13 -- 10.30am to 12.00noon
Sunday 24/11/13 -- 11.am till 1pm
Sunday 22/12/13 --- 11am till 1pm
Crime Prevention Meeting
Date:12:00AM Sunday 13 October 2013
Address: Jack Russel Close, Stroud
Sunday 13/10/13 - 12.30pm till 3pm.
The Mobile Police Station and your local PCSO Gary Lynch in partnership with the Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Warden Service will be attending Jack Russel Close, Stroud . will be attending the following for Crime Prevention in terms of proactive prevention as we lead up to and go back through the dark nights - Op Note ( Prevention Strategy against House Breaks and Car Breaks.)
Your local PCSO is also looking for new Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in this area,including with the Graces Field development.
Why not sign up to be one of your Local PCSO's Community Contacts?
Farmhill - Police Information Point - Maple Drive/Barrowfield
Date:12:00AM Sunday 12 January 2014
Address: Barrowfield , Maple Drive , Heathfield Road, Farmhill, Stroud
Police Information Point (PIP) will be available from 11am till 1pm on the following dates:
12th January 2014
9th February 2014
2nd March 2014
13th April 2014
11th May 2014
We look forward to meeting with you.
Jack Russell Close - Police Information Point
Date:1:30PM Sunday 02 March 2014
Address: Jack Russell Close
Police Information Point (PIP) will be available from 1.30pm till 3pm on the following date:
2nd March 2014
We look forward to meeting with you.
Your nearest police station is Stroud Station
Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud
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