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)
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
Halloween can be a lot of fun for children and young people, but it can also be distressing and intimidating for older people. If you are going to go “trick or treating” please respect and consider others and follow some simple guidelines, that way everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time.
- Go alone – trick or treating is more fun and safer if you go in a small group with friends and family
- Go into houses – stay on the door step, where a responsible adult can see you
- Play pranks that may damage property – this could result in arrest and a criminal record
- Demand money or intimidate people – Halloween can be a night that some neighbours may dread, so be respectful and polite. Observe and comply with any notices declining trick or treaters at the address
- Don’t throw eggs or flour – it is classed as a criminal offence and you could be arrested
- Take extra care crossing roads – more accidents occur in the dark
- Go with a responsible adult – they can help, in case there are any problems
- Dress to be seen – wear light or reflective clothes, or carry a lamp or torch, so that drivers and your responsible adult can see you
- Respect other people’s rights – be polite, do not knock on doors too late. Ring or knock once only and be prepared to take no for an answer
Please enjoy yourself, but remain safe! For a copy of the poster click here