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Gloucester Crime Figures

Monday, April 7th, 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"

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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.

Cheers,
Barry

Speed Gun Club – AKA Community Speedwatch

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Barry Kirby

Hi All,

After much delay for a number of reasons – we now have the opportunity to train some of us to use the official Speed Gun over the next week or so.

Training will be early evening next week (date and time to be confirmed to fit best with everyone interested), and will consist of showing us how to use the equipment, highlighting where we want to do it and what procedures we need to go through.

If you are interested, please comment on here or email me at barry@barrykirby.co.uk and let me know your availability next week.

This initial session will enable us to determine the level of speeding within Kingsway in order to take the next steps.

Cheers,
Barry

New Trees Damaged – Kids!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 by SSTAR

New trees were planted recently in the area off Marham Drive near the brook.

Over the last 2 evenings I have witnessed three young children pulling out the trees/canes and then hitting the plastic coverings off! I did ask them not to do this and they were quite apologetic and went on their way.

Their play language wasn’t too pleasant either, I had to distract my five year old so he wouldn’t hear it… Disgraceful!

I just hope they don’t come back and pull the rest out…
Why do this?
Boredom perhaps??

Speed Awareness Campaign

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by Barry Kirby

Hi All,

I have been getting a rising number of complaints around the speeding on Valley Gardens, Woodvale and Thatcham Avenue, as well as more in the smaller roads as people seek cut throughs.

I have been talking to the County Council Road Safety Department about how to keep the speed down. There are a number of things that have worked well in other areas and they are willing to work with us.

One thing that has worked well, has been putting speed awareness stickers onto wheelie bins so that when the bins go out, there is a constant reminder of the speed limit. To that end, I now have a large bundle of speed awareness signs that will go onto your bins (black and green). If you would like to take part and have a sign, then please get in touch with me. I appreciate that it is only one day a week, but it has been very effective in other areas such as Hardwicke, and it is costing us nothing.

Secondly, we will be setting up a speed awareness group which will have the use of a speed gun and have the proper training etc. If you would like to be involved with this, again please get in touch.

Email : Barry@barrykirby.co.uk or just knock at 70 Thatcham Avenue to pick one up.

Cheers,
Barry


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