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CHELTENHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

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INFORMATION & EVENTS

Monday 20th November 2017

Our final 2017 Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 20th November in the Montpellier Room at Cheltenham Borough Council Offices commencing at 6.30 pm.

All coordinators are very welcome to attend. Just come along to see who we are and what we do. No long-term commitment.


In Tandem

This is the first edition of the newsletter from the Office of Gloucestershire Police & Crime Commissioner 


The District newsletter

A copy of the Autumn edition of our newsletter is available to view and download here


Our Watch

The October edition of the National NHW newsletter Our Watch can be read here


Cheltenham Committee

Minutes of the Committee Meeting on 19th June 2017 are available here 


A full listing of all 2017 Committee Meetings is available here


New CNHWA Constitution 
The new Cheltenham Neighbourhood Watch Association Constitution as reviewed and agreed at the 12th May 2017 BGM is available here




WARNINGS & ALERTS

 Watchword

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Crime Updates For 15th Nov.

 

Between 3pm & 5.30pm on Tuesday 14th a house in Ryeworth Rd., Charlton Kings was entered by smashing a side window. The house was searched and a quantity of jewellery stolen.

 

Overnight on 14th 15th November a garden shed in Hatherley Road was entered and a mountain bike and a touring bike were stolen. Do you have CCTV in the area, were you in the area and did you see the two bikes being moved.

 

During the early evening of Monday 13th Nov,  four cars had their windows smashed in the area of Wellesley Road, St Pauls Rd., Marle Hill Road. Were you in the area did you see any of this malicious damage being caused.

 

In the early hours of the morning of the 14th Nov. a van in Barton Way, Up Hatherley was entered an a quantity of power tools stolen.

 

A second van was entered overnight of the 13th 14th Nov in Hatherley Road near its junction with Caernarvon Road and again power tools were stolen.

Were you in the area, did you see anything suspicious.

 

Were you in the area of any of the above crimes, do you have CCTV that covers these area, have you any information relating to these or any crimes, if so please contact the Police on 101 or via e mail at 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

 

You can always reports any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 0800 555111

 

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Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Thefts From Motor Vehicles Up To 10th Nov.

Between 12.45 & 15.00 on Sunday 5th Nov a vehicle was entered in Chapel St. and searched. A Northface jacket was stolen from within.


Overnight on 5th / 6th Nov a car was entered in Noverton lane, Prestbury where a lap top was stolen


Overnight on 8th/ 9th Nov a van was entered in Wenlock Road and a large quantity of power and hand tools were stolen. Have you any CCTV in the area can you check to see if you have anything suspicious recorded.


Another van was entered in The Finches overnight of the 7th/ 8th with both power and hand tools being stolen. Have you CCTV in the area did you record anything of a suspicious nature.


Again overnight on 7th/8th  a car Furrow Close was entered and a ladies handbag stolen. Bank cards from a purse in the handbag were used in and around the centre of Cheltenham.


Always take a second to check that your vehicle is actually locked and never leave property including wallets and handbags  in your vehicle.


Nearly all bank cards now can be used via the tap and pay method so any card stolen can be used by the offender multiple times with no further I.D. checks until it is cancelled.


Please check any CCTV you may have for anything suspicious; if you find anything or have any information relating to these or any other offences please contact the Police via 101 or e mail at 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk


Alternatively you can always report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111


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Surrender of Unwanted Firearms


Gloucestershire Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to encourage members of the public to surrender firearms and other prohibited weapons.


The campaign will run from Monday 13 November to Sunday 26 November.


During that time members of the public can hand in any firearm or imitation gun, stun gun, incapacitating spray or ammunition to a number of nominated police stations across the force area.


The aim of the operation is to safely remove from circulation as many unwanted firearms as possible to prevent them falling into the wrong hands.


Those surrendering guns and prohibited weapons during the two week campaign will not face prosecution for illegal possession of a firearm at the point of surrender and they can remain anonymous.


The kind of weapons normally expected to be handed in are guns which people find in lofts during house clearances or which have been kept or bought as souvenirs of war.


Licensed firearms holders can also take the opportunity to hand in any guns they no longer require.


This year, as well as encouraging people to hand in traditional firearms we are especially keen to receive items which people have bought innocently from other countries without realising that they are illegal here.


These include stun guns, some disguised as torches or mobile phones, which are sold legally on the continent as self-defence tools and pepper sprays often sold in handbag size and aimed at women.


Members of the public can hand unwanted firearms in to the following police stations:


Barton Street, Gloucester

Cirencester

Coleford

Hester's Way, Cheltenham

Stroud


If you are unable to do so, contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101, or email 101@gloucestershire.police.uk and mention Operation Aztec.


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Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Break-Ins Reported 3rd – 6th Nov


At approx. 6.50 am on Friday 3rd Nov a burglary occurred in Warden Hill Road where a number of males of ‘Asian’ appearance forced their way into a house,  assaulted the occupier and stole property.


They were seen to flee the scene in a black BMW/Audi  car.


Police are interested to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time or may have CCTV of the road or local area.


If you have any information please ring 101 and quote incident


no. 54 03-11-17.


At 10.10am on 3rd Nov a male was disturbed in a property in Southwood Lane.


The male described as being late 20’s, 5’ 8” slim build wearing blue jeans and a denim jacket.


Were you in the area at the time, do you have CCTV covering that area.


Between 2.50pm & 5.40pm on 3rd Nov a house in Overbrook Drive was entered by forcing the rear door. The premises were search and cash stolen.


During the early evening hours of Saturday 4th Nov a house in Cirencester Road was entered by forcing the side door. Premises searched with cash, bank cards, and jewellery being stolen. Were you in the area at the time, did you see anything suspicious.


On 5th Nov a house in Ewlyn Road was found to have been burgled by forcing the front door. Property from the premises was found in Langdon Road. Did you see anything suspicious around the area overnight of the 4/5 Nov.


Between 4pm & 10pm a house in Mead Road was entered by forcing the front door. Two wrist watches were stolen, During the same time period a second house in Mead Road was also entered by forcing the front door.


Were you in the area at the time, did you see anything suspicious. Do you have any CCTV in the area.


Please remember that a light on a timer switch will give the impression of a house being occupied.


Please check your CCTV if you have any in these locations.


If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.



This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

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Neighbourhood Watch Message


From Simon Bailey

Thefts From Motor Vehicles. 1st Nov.

In Hobby Close, vehicle entered  overnight 26/27th Oct and a wallet and contents were stolen.

Overnight of 27/28th Oct a car in Ashtree Mews was entered and searched. Cash was stolen. 

At 7pm on 27th Oct the rear registration plate was stolen from a vehicle in King Alfred Way. Did you see a male hanging around the area at that time. 

Overnight of 28/29th Oct an attempt was made to break into a vehicle in Buckles Close.

No entry gained and only damage was caused.

At 10.45pm on Sunday 29th two males were disturbed breaking into a vehicle in Princes Road, they were seen to flee in a silver vehicle. Were you in the area at that time did you see anything.

Overnight of the 29th/30th Oct a car in Mill Lane, was entered and loose change and a gents watch were stolen.

In Linden Avenue, overnight of the 29th/30th Oct a vehicle left insecure and unattended on a driveway, it was entered with cash and a boots glasses case stolen.

Between 6.30pm 30th Oct & 11.15am 31st Oct a sat nat unit was stolen from a car in Eldorado Crescent. 

Overnight 30th/31st Oct a car in Queens Road was entered and two rings were stolen. 

Again overnight 30th/31st Oct a car was entered in Benhall Gardens and a large quantity of cash stolen.

 

Please take a second to make sure that you have actually locked your vehicle and never leave valuables in the vehicle even if it is alarmed etc.

 

Were you out and about during the above times and did you see anything of a suspicious nature in these areas..

If you have CCTV in these areas please check to see if you have anything suspicious recorded..

 

If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

 

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

 

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Break Ins Reported 27th – 30th Oct

A house in Farmfield Road was entered between 20th & 27th Oct by smashing glass in a rear door. There was an untidy search and model vehicles were stolen.

During the day time on the 27th a house in Vineyards Lane was entered by smashing the rear French windows. Jewellery and a play station were stolen from upstairs.

At approx. 7.30pm on Friday 27th Oct an offenders was disturbed attempting to force the front door of a house in Lyefield Road East, young male was seen to flee the scene on a pushbike. Were you in the area at the time , did you seen anything.

Between 6.15pm & 10.40pm on Friday 27th a house in Haywards Road was entered via the rear french doors, apart from other items also stolen were the keys to a Mercedes AMG car which was also taken.

Were you in the area, did you see the car being taken.

During the evening of the 27th offenders entered a garage of a house in Cirencester Road and stolen a Gents Giant Escape 3 pushbike colour black along with cycle clothing etc.

Please remember that a light on a timer switch will give the impression of a house being occupied.

Cars are high value items, take care to secure the keys particularly when you are out of the house. .Were you out and about during the above times and did you see anything of a suspicious nature in these areas..


Please check your CCTV if you have any in these locations.

If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk


Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

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From Simon Bailey

Round Up Of Reported Crime  - 27th  Oct

Burglaries

On Thursday 26th Oct at approx. 3.15pm a male was disturbed  at a house in Lichfield Drive and fled the scene. He is described as being 5ft 5” tall, stocky build, wearing a grey top. Last seen in the grounds of Warden Hill Primary school. Were you in the area, have you seen this male.


A lap top was stolen from an insecure house in Durham Close in the early evening of the 26th.

Overnight on the 26/27th Oct a garage of a house in Russet Road was entered and a high value road bike with full mud guards,  colour steel blue was stolen.

Car crime

Overnight on 24/25th Oct a car was entered on Rowena Cade Ave and searched but nothing taken.

Between the 22nd & 25th a car in Dinas Road was entered with small change, tobacco and a fleece being stolen.

On the evening of the 25th at about 8.50pm offenders at broke into a van in Wasley Road and stole a quantity of power tools. A silver colour car was seen to leave the area at the time of the offence. Were you in the area at the time, do you have CCTV in the area.

At 4am on the 26th four youths were seen breaking into a vehicle in Kempton Grove. One male described as being approx. 18yrs, white male, blond short hair, quite fat and desc as having a ‘piggy nose’ All males aged approx. 18yrs.


A second car was entered in Kempton Grove with CD’s and £25 in cash taken. A third car was also entered with nothing stolen.


Were you in the area at the time, do you have any CCTV in the area

An insecure car in Falkland Place was entered during the early hours of the 26th and searched but nothing was stolen.

A sat nav unit was stolen from a car in Ashford Court overnight of the 26th/27th

Please remember that a light on a timer switch will give the impression of a house being occupied and always wherever possible remove valuables from vehicles overnight. It is becoming more prevalent that vehicles are being entered as it is a common practice to leave small amounts of change in the vehicle for parking charges etc.


Were you out and about during the above times and did you see anyone matching the descriptions of the offenders or anything of a suspicious nature.

Do you have CCTV covering any of the locations mentioned.

If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

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Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

House break Ins – Leckhampton 24th Oct.


Sometime during the day on 24th Oct a house in Francis Street., was entered by smashing a window close to the door . An untidy search was made of the house, not known what was stolen at this time.

 

Again during the day on the 24th Oct a house in Charlton Lane was entered by forcing the rear French windows. A camera, laptop and a jar of money was stolen. Also stolen were the keys to a Mercedes C220 car which in turn was stolen from the premises.

 

During the day on the 24th a house in Upper Norwood St was entered by forcing the front door and a TV was stolen

 

All of these offences were committed against premises which were unoccupied and in darkness. Please consider the use of timer light switches to give the impression of occupancy when you are away from the premises.

 

Should you live in the roads effected please check any CCTV you may have for anyone acting suspiciously in the area.

 

If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

 

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

 

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Theft From Motor Vehicles – Charlton Kings 24th Oct.

Some times during the early hours on 23rd Oct a car was entered in Ryeworth Road, Charlton Kings and a lap top stolen.


Again during the early hours of 24th Oct in Ryeworth Road, a witness reported seeing two youths break into a car. Officers including a police dog attended and searched the area resulting in the arrest of two youths for thefts from motor vehicles.


Always report suspicious activity wherever you see it at any time of the day or night.


Wherever possible remove valuables from vehicles overnight. It is becoming more prevalent that vehicles are being entered as it is a common practice to leave small amounts of change in the vehicle for parking charges etc.


If you see anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.


Monday 23rd October 2017

Darker Nights - The clocks change on Sunday 29th October. Please check this useful Gloucestershire Police list of actions to protect your home from burglary.

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Reported Crime Round Up 23rd Oct

On the morning of 19th Oct a house in Church Lane, Prestbury was entered and a TV was stolen.

A man has been arrested and charged with this offence.

On the evening of 20th Oct a house in Greatfield Lane was broken into.

In the early hours of the 21st Oct a report was received that a male was breaking into a house in Highwood Avenue, Officers attended and found blood at the point of entry, they gained entry and found a male on the premises. It transpired that the male was intoxicated and had a right to be there. Thanks very much for the report with good intent. 

Overnight on 14/15th Oct a shed was entered in Moors Avenue by forcing the door and four garden chairs and a baby pram were stolen.

In the early hours of the 23rd an attempt was made to enter a house in Vernon Place, the offenders were disturbed and fled the scene in a white van; 2  offenders described as being 5’ 7” and one being bald.

 

 Two cars were entered in Glenfall Road and and another in Warden Hill Road and on each occasion small amounts of cash were stolen.

A car in Hatherley Road was entered and an electric fob to open the garage door was stolen. Also a van in Hatherley Road was entered and a quantity of electric powers tools and hand tools were stolen.

Finally a car in Main Road Shurdington was entered and a sat nav unit stolen along with an antique ring.

 

Please remember that a light on a timer switch will give the impression of a house being occupied and always wherever possible remove valuables from vehicles overnight. It is becoming more prevalent that vehicles are being entered as it is a common practice to leave small amounts of change in the vehicle for parking charges etc.

 

 

If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

 

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

 

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

Monday 16th October

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

Household break Ins.

Over the weekend the following break ins have been reports :-

On Thursday 12th Oct a youth in dark clothing and wearing a backpack  has thrown a breeze block through a window of a house in Cowley Road and was seen to flee the area on a push bike. A second house in Cowley Road was entered by smashing through the back door. There was an untidy search of the house but nothing is thought to have been stolen.

On the same evening a house in Kipling Road was entered by smashing the rear patio windows. Nothing was stolen.

Again on the evening of the 12 Oct two houses in Brooklyn Road were entered by smashing the rear patio windows.  A camera and cash were taken from one and  jewellery was taken from the second.

Still on Thursday evening 12th Oct a house in Brooklyn Gardens was entered by smashing the rear patio door using the garden sundial,  jewellery was taken.

A house in Hatherley Road was also entered by forcing the front door by brute force, jewellery was stolen and attempt was also made to steal the families’ car but this was unsuccessful.

On the same evening an attempt was made to enter a house in Leckhampton Road, which was unsuccessful but three youths were seen to run away from the scene, one of them was wearing a distinctive beany hat with a band around it.

Reported on the morning of Friday 13th Oct but possibly committed the previous day, a house in Albermarle Gate was entered by smashing the back door in, an ipad amongst other items was stolen.

Between 06/10 & 13/10 a house in Postlip Way was entered by smashing the rear PVC patio door, it is not known what if anything has been stolen at this time.

On the evening of the 13th Oct a flat in Montpellier House, Suffolk Square was entered by forcing the front door, nothing reported stolen to date.

Again on the evening of the Friday 13th a house in Gratton Road was entered by forcing the yale lock on the front door, a wallet,  cards, cash, and jewellery were stolen.

In the early hours of Saturday 14th a house in Devonshire Street was entered and a bicycle, hoover and PS4 were stolen. The offender is described as being a white male wearing a camel hoody approx. 20yrs. of age.

 

 

All of these offences were committed against premises which were unoccupied and in darkness. Please consider the use of timer light switches to give the impression of occupancy when you are away from the premises.

Also consider that garden furniture and other items not securely fastened down can be easily stolen and also used as a means of smashing patio windows/doors to gain entry.

Should you live in the roads effected please check any CCTV you may have for any of the offenders as described.

If you locate anything useful or have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police.

 

This can be done by ringing 101 or via e mail to 101@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

 

Alternatively you can report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

 

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Wednesday 11th October

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Simon Bailey

New Neighbourhood Watch Officer

My name is Simon Bailey and I am taking over from Bob Lloyd as the Neighbourhood Watch Officer for the Cheltenham Area.

 

Like Bob I am a retired Police Officer, having retired after 33 yrs service. On retirement I worked as a Receptionist at Coleford Police Station for the last 10 years before taking up the post of Neighbourhood Watch Officer. I am currently working from Hucclecote Police Station and from Christmas I will be taking on the Tewkesbury area as well.

 

My contact details are as follows, my direct line telephone number is 01452 754630 but I can also be contacted via the 101 and asked for in person. My email address is simon.bailey@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

 

I look forward to speaking to you all and working with you in the future. If there are any problems or if I can help in any way then please do not hesitate to make contact with me.

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Hucclecote Police Station, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3RT

Personal 01452 754630

Group 01452 754301

Force Control Room 101

simon.bailey@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

www.gloucestershire.police.uk


Monday 2nd October

Neighbourhood Watch message

From Bob Lloyd

Crime Roundup for Fairview, Leckhampton and Tivoli

Overnight on 1st and 2nd October, a shed was entered in Fairview Street and two bikes were stolen.

Two garage doors were forced in Tivoli Street overnight on 30th September and 1st October.  The doors were prised open and the offenders got away with three bikes.

A house was entered in Eldon Road sometime during the day on 30th September, when the offender used a wheelie bin to climb over a side fence and gain access to the rear garden.  The offender then forced open the frame to a window at the rear of the house and climbed in.  The house was searched and jewellery and cash stolen.

The owners of a house in Shurdington Road were away for the weekend 29th to 1st, and while they were away offenders smashed a rear window to gain entry to the house.  The offenders also entered outbuildings and despite an obvious search nothing appears to have been stolen.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to force a garage door in Sandford Park Road sometime on the night of 28th and 29th September.

 

With the onset of earlier dark evenings please remember the importance of making your home look lived in.  Lights operated by time switches are and excellent idea to give the impression someone is at home.  Also wheelie bins do create an ideal climbing tool for thieves to get over fences and into your rear gardens so think carefully about where you keep them.

 

Please ensure your outbuildings are adequately protected and that valuable items such as bikes are security marked and registered online.  Further information can be obtained at:

http://www.immobilise.com/

https://www.smartwater.com/

https://www.selectadna.co.uk/dna-asset-marking

Please report any information you have about these crimes by ringing 101 or by email  to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk  alternatively you may report any information you have anonymously to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Tuesday 19th September

Neighbourhood Watch message

From Bob Lloyd

This is a message from Cheltenham Neighbourhood Watch Association.

The Cheltenham NHW Association constitution states that the Association is a non-political organisation and consequently Co-coordinators should only use their postal, telephone and email membership contacts for Neighbourhood Watch or Crime Prevention purposes.   Also Co-coordinators should not, without the express permission of the member, share the postal and email information of members.

 

This reminder is being sent at the request of Cheltenham NHW Association following a recent breach of Constitutional rules and a possible breach of the Data Protection Act. 

 

It is also recommended that any email messages sent by Co-ordinators to their members includes a sentence that reminds the recipient that they can opt out of receiving further emails if they wish simply by replying to the email sent. The Co-ordinator should then remove that person from their circulation list.

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Monday 26th June

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Bob Lloyd

Thefts from Motor vehicles in Battledown, Charlton Kings and Leckhampton

Two cars were entered and searched in Birchley Road, Battledown overnight on 22nd and 23rd June.  No damage was caused to either vehicle but a laptop computer was stolen from one and cash was taken from both of them.

 

A Ford S Max was entered in Harp Hill overnight during the same period and again cash was taken.

 

Sandy Lane was also the scene of a theft overnight on the 23rd and 24th June where a car was stolen off the drive of a house using the car keys which were found in the car.

 

Finally a Ford saloon was entered in Pilford Avenue on the night of 24th June when thieves got away with a tablet computer and loose change.

 

If you have any information regarding these incidents please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

Alternatively you may report any information you have anonymously to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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Monday 5th June

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Bob Lloyd

National Volunteers Week

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year and Gloucestershire Constabulary wanted to say thank you for all you do for them.  Please click on the link below to view the thank you card prepared by the Constabulary:

 

https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/media/4790/volunteers-card-nhw.pdf

 

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Friday 2nd June 2017

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Bob Lloyd

Warning regarding males trying car door handles around Cheltenham

Overnight on 31st May and 1st June groups of youths have been seen trying car door handles at three locations across Cheltenham.  Two groups were seen in Mead Road, Leckhampton at about 11:45 pm and 2 males were disturbed in Ash Grove Springbank at about half past midnight.  CCTV in Pittville Lawn captured pictures of male offenders trying car door handles at 3:40 am on 31st and again at 2:20 am on 1st June.

 

These latest sightings continue to indicate that these thieves are concentrating on cars and vans that have been left insecure.  According to Cheltenham police there is little evidence to support the theory that some type of electronic device is used to disable the central locking and security of vehicles on a regular basis.

 

If you have any information regarding these incidents please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

Alternatively you may report any information you have anonymously to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Bob Lloyd

Burglaries around Cheltenham

While the occupants were away on holiday the rear garden of a house in Cleevelands Avenue, Marle Hill was entered by unknown offenders who made numerous unsuccessful attempts to force entry.  Tools were used from the shed to try to force the rear patio doors before it was smashed using a stone. Once entry was gained a tidy search was made of downstairs and an untidy search was conducted upstairs. Camera and a laptop were stolen. This incident was reported at 7.50pm on Sunday 28th April.

 

Unknown offenders entered a house in Duke Street, Fairview at about 4am on Tuesday 2nd May through the front door which may have been left insecure.  The occupants were asleep upstairs and the burglars got away with a laptop and a bag after a tidy search.

 

There was a walk in burglary committed in St Luke’s Place sometime between 3rd and 7th May where the offenders entered a house through an insecure front door. A tidy search was carried out and two rings were stolen.  Other valuable items were left untouched.

 

Burglars found an insecure garage door at a house in Campion Park, Hatherley overnight on the 7thand 8th May.  They then got into the house though an insecure integral door.  A wallet was stolen before a barking dog disturbed the thieves.

 

During the late morning or early afternoon of Monday 8th May a property in Hartley Close, Charlton Kings was entered when offenders used a large stone to smash the glass in rear double glazed doors. An untidy search was made of the rooms and the offender drew the curtains and turned on the lights. Jewellery was stolen.

 

Two men have been arrested in Hatherley over the last few days for the offence of Theft from Motor vehicles and some of the stolen property has also been recovered from inside a hedge.  These two were spotted acting suspiciously by an off duty Police Officer in Davallia Drive. Please keep your eyes open for discarded or hidden property when out walking and alert the police if you find any suspect items.  Another male was arrested in Linwell Close at 3am on 29th April.  Two more males were arrested just after midnight on the morning of 9th May in Old Bath Road.  They ran from the police but were captured and were found to have discarded two stolen Sat Navs nearby.

Monday 8th May 2017

This is a message from PCSO Cindy Walton, Cheltenham Neighbourhood Policing Team.


Police would like to alert church goers that on Sunday 7.5.17 we had several reports of theft of personal belongings whilst members of the public were attending services.

 

Three young males, described as being of Middle-Eastern or Eastern European extraction are associated with these thefts; attending the services.They were seen to leave in a silver/silver blue vehicle. 

 

We request that should anyone of this description attend your church that you call police on 101 immediately. If you could note their appearance and any vehicle they might be using too, that would be a great help.

 

When you are in church please be mindful of your wallets, purses, handbags etc. Be aware of people invading your personal space so that you are less likely to get pick-pocketed. Ladies, (and any men with man bags) keep your bags done up securely and on your person at all times. 

 

If you have any information please call our Control Room on 101 and quote incident number 170, 7.5.17. 

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Bob Lloyd

Burglary in Sydenham Villas Road

At some time during the last 3 weeks a house in Sydenham Villas Road was entered while the owners were away on holiday.  The most likely time period is between 10th and 14th April when a neighbour noticed the rear door open. The offenders gained entry by jemmying a sash window with sufficient force to break the security locks. An untidy search was made of an upstairs bedroom with jewellery targeted.

 

If you have any information regarding this incident please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Bob Lloyd

Message from Colin Ballard, Secretary of the Cheltenham Neighbourhood Watch Association

To all Cheltenham NHWA Coordinators,

 

The Biennial General Meeting of the Association will be held on Monday 15th May 2017. An Agenda is attached.

 

Firstly, we are very fortunate that our meeting will include an address by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, either from Martin Surl himself or his deputy, Chris Brierley and a further address from Chief Inspector Emma Davies of Local Policing and Planning, Gloucestershire Constabulary. These will be followed by an open discussion and Q & A. They will provide attendees with a welcome opportunity to review objectives and priorities for neighbourhood policing and how the role of NHW fits into these.

 

Secondly, we will be electing Officers and Committee members for the next two years until May 2019. Whilst all current, elected Officers: Tony Pierce, Steve Barnett and Colin Ballard, are willing to stand for re-election, the strength of the Committee will be greatly enhanced by adding the roles of Vice-Chair and a Media Officer. Even volunteering as a Committee Member will contribute significantly to the smooth running of our Committee. Nomination and volunteer forms to achieve this are attached.


As reference, the prior 18th May 2015 BGM Minutes plus a copy of a revised Constitution are also attached.


The BGM is open to all Cheltenham NHW coordinators and we look forward to your attendance and participation in this and the future of the Cheltenham NHWA.

Thank you,

Colin Ballard

Secretary

 

Thursday 30th March 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Arrests for Leckhampton Burglary

Some good news two men have been arrested for the burglary on Leckhampton Hill circulated on Tuesday 21st March. 


Tuesday 14th March 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Burglary in Pilford Avenue, Leckhampton, Cheltenham

Between 8:30am and 3:45pm on the 13th March, unknown offenders forced entry to a house in Pilford Avenue by smashing the glass pane in a rear door. The property was searched and cash and jewellery has been stolen.

There have been further 15 incidents of thefts from motor vehicles in the past 24 hours occurring in Rowanfield, Charlton Kings, Prestbury, Marle Hill and Up Hatherley.

Friday 10th March 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Vehicle Crime around Cheltenham

I have been asked to circulate the following message from Inspector Gosden in Cheltenham:

Cheltenham has seen an increase into theft from motor vehicles recently; the offenders have been entering insecure vehicles and stealing items. They are trying several card doors until they find one which has been left unlocked. By doing this the offenders have no need to force entry and therefore leave less chance of being seen. We have seen a particular increase in the Leckhampton, Charlton Kings and Hatherley areas of Cheltenham.

Key messages

Always leave the car locked even if on driveways

Don’t leave any valuables on display, including bags on seats

Try and park in well-lit areas

Ensure windows are fully up.


Wednesday 8th March 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Letter from the Chairman of Cheltenham District NHW Association and Crime Update     

Please find attached a letter from Tony Pierce, the Chairman of the Cheltenham District NHW Association, inviting NHW Coordinators to contact him if they wish to have greater contact with other Coordinators in their area, or if they already have formed a small group and would like Tony to attend one of their meetings.

Tony also extends an invitation to Coordinators to attend the General Meeting of the Cheltenham Association at Cheltenham Borough Council Offices on the evening of 15th May.  Further details will be sent closer to the date.

 

Crime Update

Some good news on the crime front; a 21 year old man from Cheltenham has been arrested and charged with a number of vehicle related crimes and has recently been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment at Court. This has put one prolific offender out of action for some time.  Police Operations continue to combat vehicle crime around the town so please report any suspicious activity straight away, day or night, and ring 999 if a crime appears to be in progress or about to happen.


January 2017

Please click for copies of Scam Awareness cards relating to telephone and internet scams. These have been issued by Gloucester and District CAB . Scams are an accelerating criminal activity and now the most-common crime in the country with almost 1 in 10 falling victim.

Friday 13th January 2017

From Cheltenham Local Policing team, PS 2321 Matt RICHARDS.

Police have noticed an increase in acquisitive crime in Charlton Kings, Tivoli and Leckhampton over the last two weeks. The most common crime is theft from motor vehicles. The suspects appear to be trying car door handles until they locate an insecure vehicle and then searching it for items of value. Please could residents be aware of this and ensure that they take the following suitable steps:
1.       Remove valuables from your vehicle, do not store anything in the vehicle overnight.

2.       Lock the vehicle when you leave it, even if it is only for a short amount of time. Ensure it is locked by checking the door handle

3.       Do not leave your vehicle alone with the engine running to de-ice it.

Please report any suspicious persons to the police on 101, or if a crime is in progress call 999.

Thursday 12th January 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Arrests for Burglary in Cheltenham

One man was arrested yesterday for two recent house burglaries in Cheltenham, and a second man was arrested for a garage burglary where bikes were stolen. Both men have been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Monday 9th January 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Burglaries in Leckhampton

A house in Old Bath Road was entered sometime between 10am on 6th and 6pm on 8th January when the offenders smashed a window at the rear using a stone from the garden. An untidy search was made of theof the whole house and jewellery, cash and a hard drive stolen. A neighbour witnessed two suspicious white males aged between 18 and 25 years and of average build in the area on the evening of the 6th

 

An identical method was used to enter a dwelling in Treelands Close at about 8pm on 8th January.  Again jewellery was stolen and considerable damage caused inside the house. An untidy search was made of the dwelling with jewellery being stolen.

 

A second home in Treelands Close was entered between midday and 8.50pm on the same day.  Again the offenders gained entry by smashing the glass to a rear patio door. Untidy search conducted with a camera stolen.

 

Finally in Mead Road between 2pm and 9.30pm on 8th January, entry was gained to a house by smashing the glass in the rear patio door.  An untidy search was made and jewellery and cash has been stolen.  The security light at the rear of the property had been taken off the wall indicating the offence took place after darkness had fallen.

 

Please remember leave a light on as soon as it gets dark as a house in complete darkness is too tempting a target for an opportunist burglar.

Thursday 5th January 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Tivoli, Fairview and St Pauls

There have been a number of thefts from vehicles reported as occurring overnight on 4th/5th January with following streets and vehicles affected:

 

Elmfield Road overnight on 4th/5th January a van was entered and power tools stolen.  The means of entry is unknown.

 

London Road near the junction with Keynsham road a Volkswagen car was entered and golf clubs taken from the boot.

 

Overnight in Exmouth Street a small amount of cash and CD’s have been stolen from a Volkswagen car.  The means of entry is unknown.

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

From Bob Lloyd

Crime in Tivoli and Leckhampton Areas

Between midday on 30th December and 9am on 31st December a house in Leckhampton was entered by smashing a rear window using a rock taken from the rear garden.  Jewellery was the target on this occasion.

 

There have been thefts from motor vehicles or attempted thefts from motor vehicles in the following streets overnight on 2nd January:

 

Ashford Road - where two vehicles were entered and may have been left insecure and nothing stolen.

Ashford Road – Vehicle possibly left insecure and coat removed but located further down road.

Hatherley Street – Vehicle possibly insecure and nothing taken.

Naunton Way – Vehicle entered by unknown means and iPod and cash taken.

Alexandra Street – Vehicle entered by unknown means and iPod and designer sunglasses taken.

 

A report from a resident in Eldorado Crescent just after midnight on 3rd January when they saw two males walking up and down driveways trying all car door handles. It is believed they entered one car via a rear door and searched the interior.

                   A VERY HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR.

WATCHWORD ALERTS PRIOR TO 2017 WILL BE FOUND ON THE ARCHIVE PAGE.