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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.

Antisocial Behaviour

03/08/2018

The community led Policing priority for the Lydney area is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priority of “Young people becoming adults”. Bathurst Park has been identified as a repeat location for antisocial behaviour where large groups of young people congregate. The Neighbourhood Policing Team have issued Antisocial Behaviour Warnings and there will continue to be active patrols. This priority remains the main focus of the team

Antisocial Driving

03/08/2018

Antisocial driving is a Community led Policing priority for the Lydney area, in particular Newerne Street car park. This is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priority “Accessibility and Accountability” and "Safe and Social Driving". There have been active patrols in the area. A number of antisocial driving notices have been issued and with further infringements vehicles may be seized. This priority remains the main focus of the Neighbourhood Policing Team.


George Jayne is a dedicated PCSO for St Briavels, Hewelsfield and Woolaston

Georgianna has been working for the Constabulary since 2014 and has been a PCSO since joining.  She is the dedicated PCSO for St Briavels, Hewelsfield and Woolaston.  The typical work for Georgianna includes community engagements, crime prevention advice, school liaison, dealing with neighbourhood disputes and anti-social behaviour and supporting the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues.  

One of the PCSO duties she particularly enjoys is working with the schools and building a rapport with the pupils.  She attends various schools in the area and gives talks to all ages on subjects such as internet safety, road safety, and stranger danger.  The foot patrol is also a pleasure, especially in the warmer weather. 

Since joining the Constabulary, Georgianna has received some specialised training to help in the community.  For example, training given how to deliver school presentations and she is trained in recognising signs of dementia and how to help and interact with people with dementia.  She is also regularly involved in the specialist operation ‘Wheeled Respect’ which is a community engagement operation covering all aspects of safer driving and is geared more towards education rather than prosectution. 

Not only is Georgianna heavily engaged in the community in her role as PCSO but also in her spare time as she is involved in charity work and organising community events.  She also enjoys cooking, gardening and walking.

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Thomas Oliver is a dedicated PCSO for Lydney, Aylburton and Alvington

Tom has been working for the Constabulary for 6 years.  He originally started as a Special Constable and became PCSO 5 years ago.  He is the dedicated PCSO for Lydney, Aylburton and Alvington.  The typical day for Tom includes foot patrol, interacting with the public and organising the local Police Information Points along with supporting the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

What Tom enjoys most about being a PCSO is engaging with the communities and talking to residents within the parish.  He also likes the fact that every day is different. 

Since joining the Constabulary, Tom 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 gives talks to all ages on subjects such as internet safety.  He specialises in Autism awareness and how to deal effectively with people with Autism.  He also goes out regularly in the Community and Neighbourhood Engagement Vehicles which gives him the opportunity to talk to members of the public. 

Outside the working environment Tom spends quality time with his family and enjoys football.

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Mark Robertson is a dedicated PCSO for West Dean

Mark has been working for the Constabulary for 31 years and has been a PCSO for 14 years.  He is the dedicated PCSO for West Dean.  The typical day for Mark includes foot patrol, school liaison and supporting the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

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

Since joining the Constabulary, Mark 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 also trained in recognising signs of dementia and how to help and interact with people with dementia along with Mental health Awareness.

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Lydney Library
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Free Multisports Activities
11:30am till 3pm
Angus Buchanan Recreation Ground, Coleford GL16 8DS, GL168DS
Freedom Leisure’s FOD Active Communities Team will be providing 2 weeks of completely FREE multi-sports in Coleford this summer. There will be multi-sports such as football, cricket, badminton, dodgeball, obstacle courses and much more and will be for ages 4 – 19 years old. All you need to do is turn up, sign in and take part. Parental consent required for under 16’s. Session 1: 11.30am – 1.00pm 4 – 12 years – Interactive fun family play Hopscotch, obstacle courses, co-ordination activities and lots more Session 2: 1.30pm – 3.00pm 13 – 19 years – Games and fun competitions Capture the flag, bucket blast, dodgeball, skipping challenge and lots more For further details: Call - 07710 708870 e-mail- activecommFOD@freedom-leisure.co.uk
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11:30am till 3pm
Angus Buchanan Recreation Grounds, Coleford GL168DS, GL168DS
Freedom Leisure’s FOD Active Communities Team will be providing 2 weeks of completely FREE multi-sports in Coleford this summer. There will be multi-sports such as football, cricket, badminton, dodgeball, obstacle courses and much more and will be for ages 4 – 19 years old. All you need to do is turn up, sign in and take part. Parental consent required for under 16’s. Session 1: 11.30am – 1.00pm 4 – 12 years – Interactive fun family play Hopscotch, obstacle courses, co-ordination activities and lots more Session 2: 1.30pm – 3.00pm 13 – 19 years – Games and fun competitions Capture the flag, bucket blast, dodgeball, skipping challenge and lots more For further details: Call - 07710 708870 e-mail- activecommFOD@freedom-leisure.co.uk
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11:30am till 3pm
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Freedom Leisure’s FOD Active Communities Team will be providing 2 weeks of completely FREE multi-sports in Coleford this summer. There will be multi-sports such as football, cricket, badminton, dodgeball, obstacle courses and much more and will be for ages 4 – 19 years old. All you need to do is turn up, sign in and take part. Parental consent required for under 16’s. Session 1: 11.30am – 1.00pm 4 – 12 years – Interactive fun family play Hopscotch, obstacle courses, co-ordination activities and lots more Session 2: 1.30pm – 3.00pm 13 – 19 years – Games and fun competitions Capture the flag, bucket blast, dodgeball, skipping challenge and lots more For further details: Call - 07710 708870 e-mail- activecommFOD@freedom-leisure.co.uk
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Neighbourhood Policing Event (1)
10am till 3pm
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Free Multisports Activities (5)
11:30am till 3pm
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Ruardean Carnival
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Forest of Dean neighbourhood policing community visits
5:30pm till 9:30pm
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Come and meet PCSO Josh Griffiths who will be in the Newent area this evening providing policing advice for communities. You can also sign up for Your Community Alerts.
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10am till 3pm
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Free Multisports Activities (1)
11:30am till 3pm
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Free Multisports Activities (6)
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Free Multisports Activities (7)
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Free Multisports Activities (8)
11:30am till 3pm
Angus Buchanan Recreation Grounds, Coleford GL16 8DS, GL168DS
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Angus Buchanan Recreation Grounds, Coleford GL16 8DS, GL168DS
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Tibberton Show and Barn Dance
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Taynton & Tibberton Village Hall
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Rural Crime Policing Event
10am till 3pm
Ross on Wye Farmers Market
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Neighbourhood Policing Event (1)
10am till 3pm
Newent Area
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PCSO 249232 Joshua Griffiths
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Free Holiday Club
12pm till 2pm
Forest Community Church, Cinderford
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Neighbourhood Policing Event (1)
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Forest of Dean Police Station
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Coleford,
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Monday: 8 am - 8 pm
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Lewd act committed in Cheltenham
Item added: Sunday 12 August 2018
On Saturday evening police received a report of an incident in Cheltenham where a man had been seen committing a lewd act. The incident happened between 5.10pm and 5.15pm in the Burrows Park, just off Arden Road. The man is described as being white, is believed to be aged in his 30s, around 6ft in height, of a medium build and had brown hair. He had whistled at children in the area but did not speak to them or approach them. Anyone with information about this incident should call police on 101 and reference 321 of 11 August.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 5:10pm and 5:15pm on Saturday 11 August 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
391 of 11 August
Cigarettes stolen in burglary
Item added: Sunday 12 August 2018
Police are seeking information about a burglary at a supermarket where a quantity of cigarettes were stolen. Offenders forced entry to the store on Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown at approximately 2.45am on Friday. Enquiries are ongoing but anyone with information about this burglary is asked to call police on 101 and quote incident 29 of 10 August.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 2:40am and 2:50am on Friday 10 August 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
29 of 10 August
Sentimental jewellery stolen in Tuffley burglary
Item added: Friday 10 August 2018
We're appealing for information following a burglary in Tuffley where a number of sentimental items of jewellery were stolen. At some time between 1am and 7am today (Friday) an unknown offender/s entered the property which belonged to a woman aged in her 90s. Items stolen include a gold ring with diamonds set in, a gold eternity ring with two rubies and three diamonds, a gold ruby cluster ring and a small red leather purse approximately four inches in length. The victim was asleep at the time of the burglary. If you have seen any items similar to those described advertised for sale, or have any information which could help with enquiries, please call police on 101 and quote incident 69 of 10 August.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 1:00am and 7:00am on Friday 10 August 2018
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69 of 10 August
Incident of exposure in Abbeymead
Item added: Friday 03 August 2018
We're appealing for information following an exposure incident in Abbeymead on Wednesday afternoon. At some time between 2pm and 2.30pm two teenage girls were walking through the alley at the junction of The Oaks and Dancers Hill towards The Oaks, having come from the park, when they saw a man walk towards them. The man was naked but had his face covered with a black material. He is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 9/10ins tall, of a large build and aged around mid 20s to mid 30s. The girls ran away from the man and then alerted police who conducted a search of the area, but he was not located. Patrols have been on-going in the area since the incident. There were several members of the public nearby as the girls ran off and we would ask for these people to please contact police.
Date/Time of incident:
Between 2:00pm and 2:30pm on Wednesday 01 August 2018
Call 101 and quote incident number
218 of 1 August
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