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Burglar Alert

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Clive

Hi Neighbours,

I received the following message from Neighbourhood Watch (dated today):

Please make your members and neighbours aware of an increase in non domestic burglaries of sheds and garages.

Hucclecote and Abbeymead and adjacent areas seem to be the current hot-spot of activity.

The offences are occurring at night and are a mixture of insecure and forced entry. A large number of offences are where cycles are removed. Some premises have had expensive cycles targeted so it is imperative that if you do own such a cycle you review your external security and that you secure it inside the locked premises by chaining it to something secure.

Please pass this message out to your neighbours and ask them to report any related suspicious activity to the police immediately.

So please check your cycle (and shed and garage) security, be on the alert for suspicious activity and please pass this information on to your neighbours (or just tell them to check the blog… and thanks for spreading the word)!

Car Damage

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by Neil

Hi, I’ve been reading this forum for a few years and have just managed to register, sorry it’s a bit of a sour note for my first post.

I read reports on the Facebook group – Watch: Quedgeley, Kingsway, Hardwicke, that there had been several cars damaged on Kinloss Drive and Chivenor on May 30th, and I can also add that there were 2 cars damaged (one wing mirror and another car with a smashed rear passenger window) on Farnborough Close (The bit still marked as Brize Avenue on Google Maps, to the roundabout before the bridge to Tuffley), probably somewhere between 9pm and 10pm. The first of these cars was parked very close to the bridge itself and so I’m assuming the perpetrators either came from or were going to Tuffley.

This seems too coincidental not to be related so I would assume someone has just been causing random damage on their way through the estate.

I post this as a warning so people can keep an eye on their vehicles and to see if anyone else has any further information on the route these people took so we can assess the scale of the damage.

Items Stolen from my Front Garden

Friday, May 9th, 2014 by pasty53


I love my garden and I spend a lot of time on it, keeping it tidy.

I have entered the gardening competition for the last two years.

A lot of people stop me to ask for gardening tips and to say how lovely the garden is looking.

But today I found that someone has opened my gate – either last night or during the early hours of this morning, and has unscrewed my four wooden garden knobs off of my very large planter at the front, and taken the trellis off it.

They have also taken my two large wrought-iron planters off the wall (after emptying the soil out of them), and stolen my lovely wicker pigs that used to sit in the middle of the garden.

I am so angry at the moment!

I have had all the items for over six years and they have been safe until now.

The matter has been reported to the police.

Whoever you are, I hope you feel really guilty.

Gloucester Crime Figures

Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Clive

This is a message from Alan Hardacre at the Neighbourhood Watch office Bearland, Gloucester for Neighbourhood Watch and Paws on Patrol members:

At the end of the Policing year, crime in Gloucester has again year on year dropped to a new low. Overall crime has dropped by 290 offences representing a 3% reduction. Domestic burglary reduced by 9 offences and non-domestic burglary by 110 offences, therefore burglary is down 8%.

Theft was slightly up by less than 1% and Criminal Damage was down by 4%.

These are again good results and thanks must go to you all for playing your small part in helping to reduce crime in Gloucester and make it a safer place to live. Please keep up the good work and motivate your neighbours to play their part. There are still too many offences committed involving insecure houses, garages, sheds and cars.

Safer Gloucester Newsletter: November 2013

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Clive

I have just received the Safer Gloucester Newsletter: November 2013 Publication (which I always make available on the website at the bottom of our Community Police page), which includes the following:

Operation Switch

"a proactive campaign to ensure that burglaries do not increase in Gloucester in the darker evenings…"

The article recommends the use of timer switches, “dusk to dawn lightbulbs” and the new “simulated TV set”, all designed to give the impression that your property is occupied, and available from Bearland Police Station in Longsmith Street for £3, £6 & £15 respectively.

Paws on Patrol News

"The Paws on Patrol scheme continues to expand and diligent Patrollers are playing an active part in keeping Gloucester safe and clean…"
"We now have 950 members and it would be great to reach 1,000—are you a dog owner that has not registered yet? If so, please do become a member and help to keep Gloucester clean and safe…"

Christmas Crime Prevention event in King’s Walk

"come along to King’s Walk on November 21st to meet officers from Safer Gloucester and to collect your free 2014 Crime Prevention Calendar"


Safer Gloucester Advent Calendar

"Log on to the Safer Gloucester Website from 1st—24th December to find out your Christmas tips and advice…"
"Be the first Gloucester resident to email the partnership with the code word of the day and win a £100 shopping voucher. Next 5 entries will win a Smartwater property marking kit…"

Beer Goggles Go Karting evening

"try your hand at go karting whilst wearing beer goggles. The goggles show just how disorienting and dangerous intoxication can be…"
"How soon can your body process alcohol—is it safe to drive the next day?…"
"there will be lots of fun and activities in King’s Square, Gloucester on Friday 22nd November from 8pm—12.30 am."

Read the full articles in the Safer Gloucester Newsletter: November 2013.

Kingsway Speedwatch

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by Barry Kirby

The Kingsway Speedwatch group is now up and running, with Sarah Jones and myself trained to use the equipment. We will be running ops over the next couple of weeks, looking at the main routes of Rudloe Drive, Woodvale, Valley Gardens and Thatcham Avenue.

If you want to find out more or get involved as part of the team then please do get in touch. My number is 07951330534 or email me at barry@barrykirby.co.uk, it would be great to have your support. We have also set up a Facebook group here, so do keep an eye on that for updates too.



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