Please find the Annual Police Report that was presented at the recent Annual Town Meeting below.
The new Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson is running a series of roadshows across the county during September and October. He is going to be talking about his Police and Crime Plan intentions and the Chief Constable Rod Hansen will also be at each event along with local police management teams. Chris would very much like as many Parish and Town Councils to attend as possible.
Below are the links to the seven events and he has asked that these are publicised to all the Parish and Town Councils to encourage attendance at what is expected to be an interesting and informative event which will hopefully encourage much discussion.
Venues have adequate parking and have been booked in a spacious environment taking Covid into consideration. There will also be light refreshments provided.
The information about the event is within the Eventbrite link: –
Cotswolds South – Monday 7 September – Cotswolds South at RAU (6pm until 8.30pm)
Cotswolds North – Monday 27 September- Cotswolds North at Moreton Fire College (6pm until 8.30pm)
|The police neighbourhood engagement vehicle (mobile police station) will be visiting three locations in the North Cotswolds.
30th September 2020 – 10am until 3pm – Northleach Market Square
Officers will be in attendance to answer questions and give advice.
They hope to see as many people as possible there!
|Message Sent By
Charlie Symes (Police, PCSO, Stow/ Bourton/ Northleach/ Andoversford)
We are aware that some local villages have put up signs saying that they are closed to visitors and tourists. Whilst we completely understand that it is frustrating to see visitors in Northleach at this time, we are reluctant to spend valuable resources on this. In reality we have no authority to officially erect signs on the Highway in this manner or to officially close the town off to people who are not residents.
We have a doctor’s surgery, a chemist and grocery shops that are regularly used by people from the surrounding villages and we wouldn’t want people to feel that they weren’t welcome to use them. Tourists should not be travelling here but we would not encourage anyone to engage in confrontation.
With the weather hopefully turning warmer again this weekend, please follow the official advice and report any suspicious activity to the police by telephoning 999 if it is an emergency. If it is not an emergency you can call 101 or let the police know about crime or other relevant issues on their website using the link below.
Today the UK Government published clearer guidance about what you can and can’t do during Lockdown. This link contains frequently asked questions and answers which you may find helpful.
Over the next few weeks our engagement vehicles will be parked at supermarkets across the county offering private support and advice in relation to domestic abuse. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are concerned about someone else please come and speak to us.
24 April – Cheltenham: Sainsbury’s Gallagher Retail – 09:00 to 12:00
27 April – Gloucester: Tesco St Oswalds – 09:00 to 12:00
29 April – Coleford: Co-Op GL16 8AA – 09:30 to 11:00
29 April – Cinderford: Co-Op GL14 2AQ – 12:00 to 15:30
01 May – Bishops Cleeve: Tesco Superstore – 09:30 to 12:30
04 May – Cirencester: Waitrose – 09:30 to 11:30
04 May – Stow on the Wold: Tesco Superstore – 12:30 to 14:30
12 May – Dursley: Sainsbury’s – 09:30 to 11:00
12 May – Stroud: Waitrose – 12:00 to 15:00
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) will be supporting these events.
Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and financial. If you’re experiencing domestic abuse or you think someone else is, please tell someone.
For advice and support see: https://www.gdass.org.uk/, call 101, or in an emergency always call 999.
Gloucestershire Police have been in to tell us about this. There has been an increase of Courier Fraud in our area.
What is Courier Fraud?
Criminals carry out courier fraud by cold calling the victim, purporting to be a police officer or bank official. The fraudsters will then claim there’s an issue with the victim’s bank account or request their assistance with an ongoing bank or police investigation. The ultimate aim of this call is to trick them into handing over money or their bank details.
Common techniques used by the fraudsters include telling the victim to withdraw large sums of cash, purchase an expensive item, or provide their bank cards/details. In all cases, a ‘courier’ will then come and pick up the cash or items, on behalf of the police or bank. They will often come to the victim’s home address.
How to report Fraud – https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud