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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 Newent area is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s priority of “Young people becoming adults” and “Safer days and nights”. Newent lake and the surrounding areas have been identified as repeat locations for antisocial behaviour where large groups congregate. This priority remains the main focus of the Neighbourhood Policing Team with active patrols in the area.

Accessibility and Accountability

20/07/2018

The community led policing priority for Newent is based on the Police and Crime Commissioner's priority of "Accessibility and Accountability". Community members of the Newent policing area identify that they want to see and feel a greater policing presence. The town council continue to hold us to account for this priority in monthly meetings.

Update

03/08/2018

This priority has been reviewed on 03/08/2018 and remains the main focus of the Neighbourhood Policing Team in this area.


Pete Timmins is a dedicated PCSO for Kempley, Dymock, Bromsberrow, Redmarley, Corse, Staunton, Upleadon, Pauntley, Oxenhall and Gorsley Kilcot

Pete has been working for the Constabulary for 11 years and has been a PCSO since joining.  He is the dedicated PCSO for Newent Neighbourhood Policing team covering the areas of Kempley, Dymock, Bromsberrow, Redmarley, Corse, Staunton, Upleadon, Pauntley, Oxenhall and Gorsley Kilcot.  The typical work for Pete includes rural crime prevention, wildlife crime, high visibility foot patrol and community engagements.  He also supports the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

One of the PCSO duties he particularly enjoys is working with the rural farming community and building a rapport with them.  He also enjoys working with children with special needs and finds this particularly rewarding. 

Since joining the Constabulary, Pete has received some specialised training to help in the community.  He is a Rural and Environmental Crime Liaison Officer (RECLO), a Hate Crime Champion, Safeguarding Champion which recognises persons at risk and he specialises in Autism awareness and how to deal effectively with people with Autism. 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 trained in suicide intervention (ASIST). 

Pete has great experience in Community Policing but likes to unwind by playing golf or cricket in his spare time.

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Joshua Griffiths is a dedicated PCSO for Newent, Hartpury and Rudford

Josh has been working for the Constabulary for 10 years and has been a PCSO since joining.  He is currently the dedicated PCSO for Newent, Hartpury and Rudford.  The typical work for Josh includes Neighbourhood Watch, Crimestoppers, school liaison and he supports the Parish and Town Councils with any local issues. 

One of the PCSO responsibilities that Josh particularly enjoys is problem solving and his great knowledge of community policing helps him with this. 

Since joining the Constabulary, Josh 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 is trained to deal with hate crime issues and safeguarding issues which recognises persons at risk. 

In his spare time he enjoys rugby, playing squash and walks with his dog.

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11:30am till 3pm
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10am till 3pm
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Ruardean Carnival
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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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Free Holiday Club
12pm till 2pm
Forest Community Church, Cinderford
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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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