This is a Neighbourhood Watch Message 

From Chrissie Parkes, Coleford Police Station

There have been five incidents over the weekend across the forest north.

1. A burglary has taken place in the Crypt area of Dymock. Unknown offenders have jemmied the back door and stole a safe containing jewellery and passports. A white male described as in his twenties wearing gloves and a baseball cap, carrying a box now believed to be the safe was seen getting into small silver vehicle. Incident 148 of the 19th May.

2. A tractor has been stolen from a farm in the Newent area. Cutting equipment has been used to cut a hole in the metal sheeting wall of the barn. A quad bike was also stolen. Incident 105 of the 20th May

3. A garden sun dial was taken from the front garden of a property in the Pauntly area. Incident 263 of the 20th May.

4. Another sun dial was taken from a property in the Knights Green area. It is described as bronze on a plinth inscribed to mum and dad from Angela and Sue, Valued at £350.00. Incident112 of the 21st of May.

5. A Peugeot Estate has been stolen from a farm in the Strawberry Hill area of Newent. The gates were forced open to gain entry. 

Please be aware and if you have any information about this incident please call 101 or e-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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This is a Neighbourhood Watch Message

From Chrissie Parkes

There has been a suspicious incident in the Hartpury area on the 15th of May. A resident was approached by a white male asking to do gardening work. He is described as early 40s five foot eight with wavy dark hair and a sun tanned complexion. The man was driving a White long wheeled based van which has been linked to criminal activity in the area, Incident 325 of the 15th.

On the night of the 15th of May between11.00pm and 4.20am a quad bike, trail bike and power tools were stolen from a farm in the Kents Green area of Tibberton incident74 of the 16th.

Please be aware and if you have any information about this incident please call 101 or e-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

West Gloucestershire Neighbourhood Watch Association

Newsletter

Autumn/Winter 2016

        N O T I C E   of   A. G. M.   

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 7.00pm, Forest Community Room, Coleford Police Station, Lords Hill,

Coleford  GL16 8BG

                 Guest speaker:  

MARTIN SURL, Police & Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire

ALL NHW CO-ORDINATORS AND

     MEMBERS ARE WELCOME !

OUR AUTUMN CAMPAIGN

 

“When out at night, leave on a light!”

Dark houses suggest that no-one is at home.  This can make your home a target for opportunist burglars.  So if you know you’ll be home from work after dark before you go out:

√   Switch on your light timer.

√   Ensure expensive items are out of view.

√   Check all doors and windows are locked.

√   Set your burglar alarm, if you have one.

Sometimes people think that it is expensive leaving a light on, but a normal

incandescent bulb costs a fraction of a penny per hour, and halogen or low energy bulbs even less.  If you are worried about the cost over time of leaving a bulb on all day, clearly the best idea is to invest in a timer to attach to a lamp which will shine inside the house so it looks as though someone is at home, even if not visible through open window curtains.  Timers are inexpensive, especially compared to the distress, inconvenience and potential loss of a break-in.

‘WHAT DO I DO IF?’

This is another useful tool on the Gloucestershire police website.  Query topics include:  Concerns about abuse … A crime affecting your business … Suspected wildlife crime … How to deal in the case of a road accident... and many more.  It provides information for all citizens and could be of particular interest to people starting their work and home ownership lives.  It’s also a good resource for those of us who use computers to help answer personal concerns or queries from neighbours who are not online. 

See www. gloucestershire.police.uk/what-do-i-do-if/

                                         

ARE YOU ON EMAIL?

You will be aware that your Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators regularly receive updates from Police Support Officer, Chrissie Parkes, of local incidents for our information and so that we can help by being the eyes and ears of the police in our neighbourhoods.  It is so much easier, quicker and more efficient to forward Chrissie’s email information straight on to our individual members.  Next time your Co-ordinator asks for your email, please consider giving it to him/her.  

SECURITY ITEMS available direct from Chrissie Parkes (01452 753784) or via your NHW co-ordinator: 

Personal Alarms  £3.50      Shed Alarms £8.00  

Padlock Alarms £12.50      Smart Water £12.00  

Counterfeit Money Detector Pens £1.00  

Bike Locks (Master lock bike system) £19.00  

Shock & motion sensing padlock alarm  £12.50

FREE Mobile phone marking kits & NHW stickers 

PORTABLE HEATER SAFETY IN THE HOME

With rising energy prices, people often opt to use portable heaters to warm homes, or to augment the central heating, but many are not aware of the risks involved.  Like any electrical device, portable heaters can be dangerous if used incorrectly. So, follow these sensible guidelines, and make sure that other people you know, especially the housebound or vulnerable, are also aware of safe practice:

DON’T

Leave portable heaters unattended

Leave them on whilst sleeping

Buy second hand halogen heaters

Power a halogen heater from an extension

  lead; these can easily be overloaded and

  cause fires

DO

Ensure that they are positioned well away from anything which could knock them over

Stand them at least a metre away from any combustible materials, such as paper or curtains

Regularly inspect your heater for damage.

REMEMBER   If it's damaged, don't use it.

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WHAT IS SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR / ACTIVITY? 

Your co-ordinator is always ready to help, but often it is best that you report an incident personally as it is more timely and your report will be first-hand.  So, here are a few examples of what may potentially be suspicious behaviour:

®  Sound of breaking glass

®  Vehicle driving slowly & occupants looking around at properties

®  Person paying attention to properties where you know nobody is at home

®  Person concealing items in a hedge/behind a wall and walking away

®  Frequent visitors to a house who only stay a few minutes

®  People crowded around a parked vehicle

®  Vehicle parked with occupants sitting low in the seats

®  Persons leave a vehicle, the driver remains in the car, or the motor is left running, or changing from one vehicle to another

®  Persons leave a vehicle but do not lock it

®  Person working on a vehicle number plate

®  Vehicle out of character for the area

®  Vehicle poorly maintained (broken lights or wing mirrors, flat tyres)

®  Vehicle abandoned in area – often with windows or doors open

®  Cigarette papers, silver foil, bottles, torn card

discarded in a park or woodland

 

If you see a person or a vehicle behaving suspiciously, take note of the details (without drawing attention to yourself) and report it to the police as soon as possible by calling 101. 

NEWSLETTER GRANT FROM ST BRIAVELS                     A big thank you to St Briavels Parish Council who have granted us £50 to cover a year's cost of the Newsletters delivered to their householders in            St Briavels.  Hopefully other Parishes will also consider offering us similar grants, as we are struggling to find sufficient income to continue producing the Newsletter.  

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Thursday, 17th November, 7pm in Coleford!

WEST GLOUCESTERSHIRE

NEIGHBOURHOOD  WATCH COMMITTEE 

Acting Chairman:    Bruce Percival     

Treasurer:      Syd Wheeler  

Newsletter:    Ginny James  

Committee:  David Adams, Jill Croxhall, John Eastwood,  Fred Miles, Marian Voyce  

 

Supported by: Chrissie Parkes, Field Officer, and Vanessa  Pegler, Local Policing Support Officer  

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Gorsley & Kilcot Annual Parish Meeting will be held on THURSDAY 27TH APRIL at 7.30pm in Christ Church Gorsley.

 

Come, meet your Parish Councillors in an informal atmosphere, and learn what has happened in the Parish in the last twelve months and have your say on what you would like the Parish Council to do for you.

District Cllr. Craig Lawton, County Cllr. Will Windsor Clive, PC Robert Mortimer and village agent Sarah Davies have all been invited and asked to submit reports even if they are unable to attend.

All reports (including Parish Council Accounts up to 31st March 2017) will be available on the website, from Christ Church in daylight hours or by email from the Clerk on Thursday 13th April 2017.

Wine, Soft Drinks and Light Refreshments will be available.

Gorsley & Kilcot Annual Parish Meeting

Monday 23rd March 2015

7.30pm at Christ Church Gorsley

Guest Speaker: Karen Humphries (The Three Countries Traditional Orchard Project

Your chance to come and have your say on Gorsley & Kilcot Parish

Come, meet your Parish Councillors in an informal atmosphere, and learn what has happened in the Parish in the last twelve months.

Learn about becoming a Parish Councillor as Parish Council elections will be held on 7th May 2015

District Cllr. Roger Yeates, County Cllr. Will Windsor Clive, Rural Beat Officer PC Brian Howard, PCSO Stuart Cunningham and village agent Liz Price have all been invited and will being submitting reports even if they are unable to attend.

All reports (including Parish Council Accounts up to 28th February 2015) will be available from Christ Church in daylight hours or by email from the Clerk after Monday 9th March 2015.

Wine, Soft Drinks and Light Refreshments will be available.

Clerk to Parish Council

Arin Spencer Mobile: 07484 619582 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chairman

Nigel Warwick
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