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Community Highlighted Concern

What is a community highlighted concern?

A community highlighted concern is what your Neighbourhood team will be working on as a priority for your area. These are identified on a monthly basis as a result of a police priority setting meeting which take into account:

  • Information provided to the Community Safety Partnership
  • Information received from your local councillor
  • Community concerns raised through this website

Once prioritised your local team will work towards tackling these issues with the community and if necessary utilise the Time Based Tasking [TBT] process.

Crime Prevention

04/09/2018

The community led policing priority for the Cinderford area is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priority “Safer days and nights for all”. A number of vehicles have been broken into and handbags stolen around Cannop Ponds and Speech House. Enquiries are ongoing to identify the suspect(s). Visitors to beauty spots such as this in the Forest of Dean are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the Police on 101.

Anti-Social Behaviour and Unsociable Driving

04/09/2018

The Community has reported to the Local Policing team of incidents where youths are riding mini bikes and motorbikes around the recreation ground off Boseley Road in Cinderford, causing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB). This is a priority based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priority of “Young people becoming adults” and “Safe & Social Driving”. Suspects have not yet been identified, however enquiries are ongoing. A Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is looking to be set up in this area. If anyone would like to join, please contact 01452 753784.

Anti-Social Behaviour

21/08/2018

The community led Policing priority for the Cinderford area is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priority of “Young people becoming adults”. The Triangle in Cinderford has been identified as a repeat location for Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) where large groups of young people congregate. The Neighbourhood Policing Team and the Constabulary as a whole recognises that persistent Anti-Social Behaviour can have a detrimental impact on the local community.

Update

04/09/2018

This priority has been reviewed on 04/09/2018 and remains the main focus of the Neighbourhood Policing Team in this area. The local community team will continue to conduct high visibility patrols in and around the area and continue to engage with the young people. ASB warnings have been issued, words of advice given and alcohol confiscated. Older youths have been advised that the town centre is an alcohol free drinking zone.

Intensive Engagement Programme 04/09/2018

An Intensive Engagement Programme is being introduced in Cinderford, where Police staff are working alongside local partners including councils, housing associations, schools and charities to find durable answers to issues that are blighting the neighbourhood. At the heart of the Intensive Engagement approach is developing locally identified solutions and practices to reduce the conditions that lead to crime and anti-social behaviour. The key aim is to build strong self-reliant communities by upskilling members of our Neighbourhood Policing service so local officers and PCSOs can help develop a consistent approach to community problem solving. An Intensive Engagement approach can lead to a reduction in demand on the Police and other local authorities and can generate an enhanced environment for local residents and businesses.


Susan Pritchard is a dedicated PCSO for Cinderford and Littledean

Sue has been working for the Constabulary since November 2003 and has been a PCSO since joining, covering both Cinderford and Lydney areas.  She is currently one of the dedicated PCSO’s for Cinderford and Littledean.  The typical work for Sue includes school liaison, various aspects of road safety and traffic control and crime prevention.  She also works alongside the Housing Association with issues such as anti-social behaviour and other local issues. 

One of the PCSO duties Sue particularly enjoys and finds rewarding is all aspects of road safety and works closely with local communities.  She has specialised training to deliver Community Speed Watch to the communities.

Sue has also attended University through the Constabulary to develop her knowledge and understanding of anti-social behaviour management and supports the Parish and Town Councils with these issues.

When she has spare time, Sue enjoys baking and gardening and spending quality time with her family.

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Dawn Teague is a dedicated PCSO for Cinderford and Littledean

Dawn has been working for the Constabulary for 12 years and has been a PCSO since joining.  She is one of the dedicated PCSO’s for Cinderford and Littledean.  The typical day for Dawn mainly consists of community work, foot patrol, liaising with the elderly and vulnerable and supporting the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

What Dawn enjoys most about being a PCSO is engaging with the elderly and vulnerable residents within the parish. 

Since joining the Constabulary, Dawn has received some specialised training to help in the community.  She specialises in working with the elderly and has completed numerous courses enabling her to recognise signs of dementia and how to interact and assist those diagnosed with dementia.  Dawn finds this work extremely rewarding. 

In her spare time, Dawn enjoys walking.

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Tracy Martin is a dedicated PCSO for Mitcheldean, Longhope, Ruardean, Drybrook and Lydbrook

Tracy has been working for the Constabulary for 10 years and has been a PCSO since joining.  She is the dedicated PCSO for Mitcheldean, Longhope, Ruardean, Drybrook and Lydbrook.  The typical day for Tracy includes foot patrol and meeting the public along with school liaison.  She also supports the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

What Tracy enjoys most about being a PCSO is engaging with the communities and talking to residents within the parish. 

Since joining the Constabulary, Tracy has received some specialised training to help in the community.  For example, training given how to deliver school presentations and she often attends various schools in the area to give talks to all ages on subjects such as internet safety.  She is also trained in recognising signs of dementia and how to help and interact with people with dementia along with Mental health Awareness. 

In her spare time Tracy enjoys travelling, especially abroad.

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Nick Jones is a dedicated PCSO for Awre, Newnham on Severn and Ruspridge

Nick has been working for the Constabulary for over 11 years and has been a PCSO since joining.  He is the dedicated PCSO for Awre, Newnham on Severn and Ruspridge.  The typical day for Nick includes high visibility foot patrol, engaging with the local community, gathering intelligence and dealing with low level crime and anti-social behaviour. 

What Nick enjoys most about being a PCSO is the foot patrol and meeting and talking to residents in the local community. 

With his years’ experience as a PCSO and his great knowledge of community policing, Nick is a tutor for new recruits.

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Dave Birch is a dedicated PCSO for Westbury on Severn, Blaisdon, Minsterworth and Highnam

Dave has been working for the Constabulary for 11 years and has been a PCSO since joining.  He is the dedicated PCSO for Westbury on Severn, Blaisdon, Minsterworth and Highnam.  The typical day for Dave includes foot patrol and visiting all the parishes in his area.  He also supports the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

What Dave enjoys most about being a PCSO is meeting people from all backgrounds and engaging and talking to residents. 

Since joining, Dave has received some specialised training to help in the community.  For example, training given how to deliver school presentations and he often attends various schools in the area to give talks to all ages on subjects such as internet safety.  He is trained in recognising signs of dementia and how to help and interact with people with dementia; he is a mental health first aider and has links with local residencies for adults with learning difficulties and special needs. 

His hobbies include woodturning and glasswork and enjoys holidays in his caravan.

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Appeal following verbal abuse on Gloucester to Coleford bus - Forest of Dean,
Item added: Thursday 13 September 2018
We're appealing for witnesses following an incident on the number 30 Gloucester to Coleford Stagecoach bus on Monday 10 September. At some time between 3pm and 3.45pm a woman was verbally abused by a group of three men who had been travelling on the top deck of the bus between Cinderford and Coleford. The abuse was of a sexual nature and was distressing for the victim. Police are keen to speak to anyone who had been travelling on the bus and who may have information which could help with enquiries.
Incident Number
291 of 10 September
Gloucestershire Constabulary to host fifth annual Open Day - Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, Forest of Dean,
Item added: Wednesday 05 September 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will be opening their doors to the public once again this month.The fifth annual open day will take place at Police Headquarters, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, GL2 2AN between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 15 September. Many of the most popular attractions from previous open days will be returning including the Constabulary's fleet of road policing vehicles, many arena displays including a mini bike police chase, forensics demonstrations, the history of the Force and a range of projects supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner. In addition the public can meet officers, staff and volunteers from across the two organisations as well as the police dogs and horses. This year, a series of lectures will be held giving the public an insight into policing and details of these, as well as information on how to book, can be found below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-talk-why-we-need-to-be-talking-about-stalking-tickets-49598004968 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-talk-action-on-adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-tickets-49597901659 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-talk-bobbies-bread-and-bears-protecting-vulnerable-children-tickets-49597613798 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-talk-canine-crime-fighters-meet-the-dogs-tickets-49597376087 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-talk-paying-the-bills-policing-through-austerity-tickets-49597806374 There will be a ‘mini riot’ demonstration which will show how the police deal with public disorder and there will also be the opportunity to book on a tour of our control room and custody facility. There will be plenty of activities for children including face painting, a bouncy castle and a chance to meet a selection of farm animals. We are fortunate to have secured a number of quality local catering suppliers who will be on site offering a tasty selection of food choices. Entry is free and there is free parking at the nearby Park and Ride as well as disabled parking on site. Chief Constable Rod Hansen said: "I know that my colleagues and I draw great strength from having the chance to interact with the public in a more relaxed way, hear what they have to say about what we do and how we do it and answer any questions people may have.  Having some protected time to do so helps build on our mutual understanding and also helps us to get better so please do come along if you can – we look forward to welcoming you." Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl said, “When the first full-time, professional police force was formed almost 200 years ago, it was based on the principle that the power of the police comes from the consent of the public as opposed to the power of the state.  "The relationship between police and the public is a vital one and I know from what people in Gloucestershire tell me, they are proud of their Constabulary. “However, the police must never take that for granted and I hope that by inviting the public to see the range of responsibilities we have and the extent of services we provide, will not only maintain that connection but also help foster an even better understanding. “There is no doubt that in these difficult and dangerous times, our officers and staff are truly grateful for the interest and support of the people of Gloucestershire”. You can keep up to date with details about the event on our website and social media: www.facebook.com/gloucestershire.constabulary www.twitter.com/Glos_Police Anyone interested in joining the Constabulary as a volunteer, civilian investigator, special constable or officer will also find recruitment information at the event. 
Drugs warrant leads to closure order at property in Coleford - Forest of Dean,
Item added: Wednesday 05 September 2018
Police executed a warrant at an address in Bank Street, Coleford on Friday (31 August) following concerns raised by the community about drug supply in the town.A 24 -year-old man was arrested at the address and was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply a class A drug (heroin), possession with intent to supply a class A drug (cocaine) and possession of a class A drug (cocaine). Liam Scully, from Bristol, appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Monday (3 September) and has been remanded in custody to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday, 5 October.Gloucestershire Constabulary obtained a closure order preventing people other than the registered occupant entering the property.The order will last for three months.Anyone with concerns about drug activity, or any other criminal activity, is advised to report them to their neighbourhood policing team. 
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Forest of Dean Police Station
Where you can find us:
Lords Hill,
Coleford,
GL16 8BG
Opening hours
Monday: 8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
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18/09 - Open 08:30 - 15:00
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Bike stolen from outside GRH
Item added: Wednesday 19 September 2018
Have you seen this bike which was stolen from a bike rack outside the Children's Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital over the weekend? The bike was taken at some point between 7pm on Sunday 16 and 7.30am on Monday 17 August. If you've seen the bike or know where it could be please call 101 quoting crime reference CR/026988/18.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 7:00pm on Sunday 16 September 2018 and 7:30am on Monday 17 September 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
CR/026988/18
CCTV image released after burglary in the Cotswolds
Item added: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Officers in the Cotswolds have issued a CCTV image following a burglary on School Hill in Bourton on the Water and would like to speak to the man pictured as he may be able to help with our enquiries. It's believed that the burglary took place at around 9.50am yesterday morning (17 September). Although the CCTV is of a poor quality it is being issued as we would like the public to focus on whether they saw someone wearing this clothing around the time of the burglary. If you saw someone wearing the same clothing as pictured or have any information that may help us please call 101 with incident 108 of 17 September.
Date/Time of incident:
9:50am on Monday 17 September 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
108 of 17 August
Appeal following verbal abuse on Gloucester to Coleford bus
Item added: Thursday 13 September 2018
We're appealing for witnesses following an incident on the number 30 Gloucester to Coleford Stagecoach bus on Monday 10 September. At some time between 3pm and 3.45pm a woman was verbally abused by a group of three men who had been travelling on the top deck of the bus between Cinderford and Coleford. The abuse was of a sexual nature and was distressing for the victim. Police are keen to speak to anyone who had been travelling on the bus and who may have information which could help with enquiries.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 3:00pm and 3:45pm on Monday 10 September 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
291 of 10 September
Burglary at St Catherine's Church, The Leigh
Item added: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Tewkesbury Neighbourhood Team is appealing for witnesses following a burglary at St Catherine's Church on Church Lane, The Leigh, over the weekend. At some time between 6pm on Friday 7 September and midday on Sunday 9 September offenders smashed a window to gain entry to the church, which is just off the A38. Further damage was caused once inside, including to a stained glass window, and items were also stolen. Police Sergeant Lee Solly said: "I understand that this sort of heritage crime will cause concerns within the local community and we are keen to identify whoever was responsible. "My staff and I would like to hear from anyone who may have any information relating to this offence or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area at the time. Please contact police so we may bring the offenders to justice." Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 and reference 217 of 9 September.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 6:00pm on Friday 07 September 2018 and 12:00pm on Sunday 09 September 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
217 of 9 September
Tyres slashed on vehicles on Bisley Old Road
Item added: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Officers in Stroud are appealing for information after a number of vehicles on Bisley Old Road had their tyres slashed over the weekend. At some time overnight on Friday 7 September damage was caused to at least four vehicles on the road. Extra patrols have been taking place since then and police would ask for anyone with information about these incidents to call 101 and reference incident 80 of 8 September.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 10:00pm on Friday 07 September 2018 and 8:00am on Saturday 08 September 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
80 of 8 September
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