Wotton Under Edge Community

Simon Davey

PS Simon Davey

Your nearest police station is Stroud Station

Your nearest police station is Stroud Station

Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud GL5 1QQ

Our Local Policing Pledge to you:

Our local pledge to you is to supply you with your local community policing team contacts, dates of your next neighbourhood policing meetings, details of your local priorities and the work being carried out towards those priorities. Our commitment for Local Policing Team's (LPT) is to spend 80% of their time visibly working in your neighbourhood, tackling your priorities. If you want to know how you can contribute to the priority settings and other work within your neighbourhood use the contact form on the "Contact Us" tab.

To access the latest street level crime statistics for your LPT view the POLICE.uk website.

Priorities

  • Area:Wotton under Edge
  • Priority:To reduce incidents of anti social behaviour in and around Wotton Under Edge.
  • Action:

    This priority will be for the next 6 months.    

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  • Area:Wotton under Edge
  • Priority:Address Community concerns of Speeding, Parking, Anti-social use of motor vehicles and to promote the education of young drivers in safe driving.
  • Action:

    This priority will be for the next 6 months

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If you have questions about these issues, or have information regarding a possible solution to these problems, please use the contact form which can be accessed via the Contact us tab at the top of this page, to tell us how you can help, how we can contact you, or what we should prioritise and why.

Meet the team

Simon Davey

PS 1754
Simon Davey

Rich Fear

PC 2272
Rich Fear

Benjamin Rollins

PCSO 9105
Benjamin Rollins

Charlotte King

PCSO 9261
Charlotte King

News

Darker nights security

WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, KINGSWOOD, NORTH NIBLEY -  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

As you are all aware we have now made the adjustments to our clocks for the winter months. As such we are all having less light making it dark from 4:30pm onwards. Please remember -

•A well-lit home gives the impression someone is in

•Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out

•Save energy and money with low-energy light bulbs

•Lock windows and doors and keep gates and side entrances well secured

•Don’t leave car keys or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes, where burglars can reach through to steal them

•Invest in external lighting

 

As with Christmas approaching, do not advertise your goods through the window. If you have a traditional Christmas tree, be aware that having a large number of goods on display under it can make your home a target. Likewise please dispose of any empty boxes correctly and not leave them on the driveway for collection. It is not a good idea to let others know that you have a new computer, mobile phone or other valuable item within your home.

If you go away over the festive period, please tell somebody and get them to check your property if they can. Make use of indoor timer lights as much as possible.  Make it look as if somebody is home.

We as the Police neighbourhood team will be happy to give free crime reduction advice if you so wish and are more than happy to give a home visit.

Feel free to contact me via email Benjamin.Rollins@gloucestershire.police.uk or my mobile contact number 07703887575.

In an emergency please dial 999 or non-emergency 101

There is also the non-emergency e-mail of 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

Katharine Lady Berkeley School drug awareness days

The local policing team are currently conducting drugs awareness talks at Kingswood's Katharine Lady Berkeley School. These have been a success and we wish to continue these for the future.

For information on drug-related issues or talks for your community groups please feel free to contact the team on   07703 887575.

You can also send an e-mail to the team on 101@gloucestershire.police.uk and ask for it to be directed towards the Dursley policing team.

Coombe Road speeding operation

On Friday the 24th October, members of the Specials, Dursley officers and PCSOs conducted a speeding operation within the Coombe Road area of Wotton-under-Edge. This was a high visibility operation promoting the correct driving speed within the area.

Words of advice were given to those proved to be driving just over the limit.

One vehicle was seized having had no current insurance.

There will be similar operations planned in the future

Thefts of number plates from vehicles

During the evening of Friday the 31st October, it became apparent that there had been a spate incidents where number plates had been removed from vehicles parked around the streets of Wotton-under-Edge. Of all these thefts, only one person had reported the incident. The number plate for that vehicle was later found and returned to the owner. PCSO 9105 Benjamin Rollins said: "I would encourage all members of the community to report such behaviour as it enable us to establish local trends and patterns within the community. You can do this by calling 101 or e-mailing 101@gloucestershire.police.uk. All incidents will be dealt with as necessary."

Kingswood & North Nibley - Crime reduction advice

There has been an increase during October and the start of November in the number of attempted thefts from homes, garden sheds and garages within the areas of Kingswood and North Nibley. There has also been one recorded burglary.

Please be aware that the clocks have gone back, creating the extra hour of darkness. Please report anything of suspicion to the police by calling 101 or e-mailing 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

Please feel free to make contact with the Policing team by e-mailing Benjamin.rollins@gloucestershire.police.uk for crime reduction advice.  We will be more than happy to come and give a home visit.

Street surgeries

The Neighbourhood Policing Team, together with Stroud District Council Neighbourhood Wardens, organised a number of street surgeries in September designed to offer crime prevention advice towards burglaries and shed break-ins.

The surgeries were held in Dursley town centre, Kingswood village and Woodford. The surgeries gave local PCSOs the chance to offer advice on how to protect your home and sheds from potential break-ins and it has given people a chance to come and seek advice.

All of our street surgeries have been positively received by members of the public and hopefully with the community's support, we can help reduce this type of crime.

Police Contact Information for Kingswood

Please be aware that the non-emergency telephone number for the police is 101. Alternatively you can also e-mail 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

For all emergencies please contact 999.

Parking Issues within Kingswood

Due to an increase in the parking issues within the Kingswood area there will now be a more positive approach in dealing with any unnecessary obstructions.  One of the main public concerns at the moment is that of pavement parking. Parking on the pavement will and does cause an obstruction to pedestrians, parents with small children and persons with mobility issues. This is due to pedestrians having to unnecessary use the road area to go around the obstruction. As a general rule there should be enough passing space for the width of a double baby buggy for pedestrians.

There has also been an issue with the general parking around the tennis court area of Old Rectory Road and Wotton Road.  This becomes an issue during peak times due to the nearby give-way arrows the nearby bends and also the junction of Charfield Road.  Again this combination also makes the journey for pedestrians a difficult one and any visibility due to vehicle obstructions poor.

Whilst I appreciate that we will never successfully solve all parking issues please refer to a current copy of the highway code for the most up to date information on the recommended regulations. As a last resort I will be issuing parking notices and if necessary obstruction penalty notices.

Take a Closer Look

Wotton under edge town shops are now displaying the ‘Take a closer look’ BE AWARE WE CHECK ALL BANKNOTES HERE window stickers.

Shops owners and staff have been advised on checking currency and to remain vigilant when taking notes as payment. Shop owners have been given a guide on various security features of a bank note. The use of suspicious notes and attempts to pass suspicious  should be reported to the police via the 101 non-emergency telephone number. Any shops that wish for further information or additional stickers should contact PCSO Ben Rollins 9105 via the e-mail Benjamin.rollins@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk or his Work Blackberry of 07703887575.  

Speed Checks outside of Katherine Lady Berkeley School

 

 

On Tuesday 11th March 2014 Pc Charlie Sallis and Pc Kelly Akers conducted Speed Checks outside of Katherine Lady Berkeley School, Wotton under Edge. They were assisted by Pcso Josh Griffiths, Pcso Paul Bowman from the mobile Police Station, Pete Wilson from Stroud District Council and two HM Revenue and Customs officers.

The aim of this was to educate drivers on their speed especially considering it is outside of a very busy school. 150 cars were checked and out of this amount there were 4 vehicles in excess of the 30mph speed limit.

We would like to advise all drivers of the importance of staying within the speed limit for the road, it is essential for the safety of all road users.

Drugs Awareness

During the 14th of February the Local policing team PCSO Ben Rollins and PCSO Joshua Griffiths attended the local Katherine Lady Berkley School in the Kingswood area to give a 'drugs awareness' presentation. 

The presentation was received with thanks. Any local groups wishing to receive a similar presentation are advised that they can also contact the local team to arrange a suitable time and date. 

To email your local policing team please click here.

Chestnut Park Burglaries - Kingswood

During the 6th of February and also during the weekend of 7th to the 10th of February the Chestnut park area of Kingswood was subject to two separate thefts. Residents have been spoken to and suitably advised on this. 

The general advice is that there should be No Persons on site during the weekend having any access to the building area. It is advised that the local community call the 101 number should there be anyone 'on site' during the weekend or later during the week days. As police we will attend and ask the individuals to account for why they are on site.  

North Nibley Burglary

Between the hours of 1130am and 2pm on Friday the 24th of January 2014 a burglary took place in the Forthay area of North Nibley. 

During this time a suspicious male was seen within the area. He was on foot and it is believed that he spoke to locals asking questions such as directions and his location.  He was described as wearing a blue anorak with a hood, beige colour boots. He was seen in the lanes wandering around the areas. 

If you also noticed anything that may be of interest or were spoken to by a male matching the above description then please dial the 101 non emergency number and quote incident 253 - 24th January 2014

Latest Policing Priorites

On Thursday the 5th of September the local communities of Wotton, Kingswood, North Nibley and Hillesley came together in the Wotton Civic Centre in order to set their local priorities for the duration of the next six months.

After discussion the Panel agreed on the following -

  1. To reduce incidents of anti social behaviour in and around Wotton Under Edge.
  2. Addressing Community concerns of parking, speeding and antisocial use of motor vehicles.

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. For further information please feel free to contact the local policing team by sending a message to Benjamin Rollins by click here.

PC Charlene Sallis 331 joins the Wotton Under Edge Local Policing Team

PC Charlene Sallis has now joined the Wotton Under Edge Local Policing Team. She will be working alongside the existing team of PCSO Benjamin Rollins and PS Simon Davey. Charlene Sallis is an experienced PC within the Constabulary but new to the role of the the neighbourhood policing section of the team. She looks forward to her new role within Wotton Under Edge team and the new challenges that neighbourhood Policing will set. Charlene is available to contact via the 101 non emergency telephone or by contacting her by email

Community speed watch

As of August Community speed watch has now been set up within the Kingswood area. Members of the community have now been trained in the use of the speed monitoring equipment enabling them to work alongside the local neighbourhood wardens and Local Policing Team. 

Kingswood falls under the Dursley team of PCSO Benjamin Rollins, PC Charlene Sallis and PS Simon Davey.

For further information on setting up a community speed watch or more on how the Kingswood speed watch team operate please feel free to e-mail the Kingswood Parish

Wotton Under Edge - Police Information Point

Wotton Under Edge - Police Information Point

Wotton Library

Opening hours:

Saturday 0930 – 1230

Tuesday 1000 – 1300 & 1400 – 1800

Wednesday & Friday 1000 – 1300 & 1400 – 1700

The Wotton under edge policing point can be found within the Wotton under edge library. This policing point is available during the library opening hours. Contact details for Ben Rollins and Charlie Sallis can also be found. Both officers cover the Wotton, Kingswood, Hillesley and North Nibley area.

Within the policing point is the secure police 'drop box'  in which the public are welcome to leave notes and other information.  This is emptied each visit.

From the policing point we are also able to take incident details and reports due to having an access point.

Please feel free to come and use the Policing Point.

Ben Rollins 9105 -  benjamin.rollins@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Mobile contact number for non emergency 07703887575

Monthly Events

Wotton Under Edge - Police Information Point

Date: 12:00AM Saturday 01 February 2014

Address: Wotton Library

Description:

Opening hours:

Saturday 0930 – 1230

Tuesday 1000 – 1300 & 1400 – 1800

Wednesday & Friday 1000 – 1300 & 1400 – 1700

The Wotton under edge policing point can be found within the Wotton under edge library. This policing point is available during the library opening hours. Contact details for Ben Rollins and Charlie Sallis can also be found. Both officers cover the Wotton, Kingswood, Hillesley and North Nibley area.

Within the policing point is the secure police 'drop box'  in which the public are welcome to leave notes and other information.  This is emptied each visit.

From the policing point we are also able to take incident details and reports due to having an access point.

Please feel free to come and use the Policing Point.

Ben Rollins 9105 -  benjamin.rollins@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Mobile contact number for non emergency 07703887575

Mobile Police Station

Date: 9:00AM Tuesday 22 April 2014

Address: Various, please see post

Description:

The Gloucestershire constabulary mobile police station will be attending Hillesley at 9am till 10pm, Kingswood 10:30am till 11:30am, Wotton under Edge 12pm till 1pm North Nibley. 

These will be at the usual stops of Hillesley PH car park area, Kingswood Chipping area, Wotton Under Edge Chipping Car Park or the Co-op Carpark, North Nibley near the Play area. The visits will be made on Tuesday the 22nd of April.

On Thursday the 24th of April there will also again be a visit to Wotton under Edge at 2:45pm till 3:30pm.

The contact for the mobile police station is Paul Bowman 07734068276. Paul.Bowman@gloucestershire.police.uk

A full copy of the Schedule is available from the Police website by clicking here.

Your nearest police station is Stroud Station

Your nearest police station is Stroud Station

Stroud Police Station, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud
GL5 1QQ

View a map of this station (multimap).

Opening Hours:

Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: 9am - 5pm

Wotton Under Edge Community: contact us

If you would like to find out when your named community officer(s) is/are next on duty, you can contact us on: 101

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