Stow Police Station Reception Closing From October

Message from the Neighbourhood Policing team:

Owing to retirement of the customer contact advisor, the Reception at Stow on the Wold Police Station will be closed to the public from the start of October 2019.

The Police Station itself will remain operational – both the local Neighbourhood Officers, and the 24/7 Response Officers will continue to operate out of Stow on the Wold Police Station. However, as they are invariably out at jobs or on patrol, they are unable to respond to members of the public knocking on the door.

The decision as to whether Stow on the Wold Police Station Reception remains closed to the public over the longer term falls under the remit of the Force Control Room (FCR) at HQ in Gloucester, and any questions about the Reception at Stow on the Wold Police Station should be directed to them, marked for the attention of FCR:

Whilst Stow on the Wold Police Station Reception is closed, the nearest Police Station receptions open to the public are Cirencester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. Details of their opening times, etc. are available on:

Any non-emergency contact previously made to the Reception at Stow on the Wold Police Station should be directed via 101, or one of the following links (depending on the nature of the contact):

Please ensure that any calls about an emergency, or a crime in progress continue to be directed to 999.

Police Appeal For Help To Tackle Organised Crime in North Cotswolds

Message from Gloucestershire Constabulary via Neighbourhood Alerts:

We need your help to tackle serious criminals stealing high end cars and using them to get away from burglaries in places like Meysey Hampton, South Cerney, Fairford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-the Marsh.

These gangs have been stealing from homes and businesses in rural communities for the last few months.

They ruthlessly exploit border and rural areas across the country but they aren’t always subtle in their preparation.

They often explore places looking for the next potential home, business or vehicle to target, so if you see gangs of lads in expensive cars driving fast or erratically, driving slowly past premises or cars, parked up on private land or just seeming out of place don’t roll your eyes – report it to us on 101 or here:

It may seem quite trivial or innocuous but it may actually be the little piece of the jigsaw we need to prevent people experiencing the anguish of a burglary or the devastation left behind when a local shop or cashpoint is raided.

Officers are out and about in your community to help find the criminals but as you know these areas can be vast so your support is appreciated to find them before they strike.

If you own a high-powered car like a Volkswagen Golf R, Audi or Mercedes model then don’t just rely on electronic security like immobilisers and alarms, because the criminals will sometimes break into a house just to steal the keys.

Physical security devices such as steering wheel and handbrake locks, wheel clamps or simple things like padlocking gates or blocking your car in with another vehicle, can deter the thieves.

Always make sure that any security related keys are then kept separate from the vehicle keys and stored in a safe place, out of sight of any windows.

In some cases, the crooks steal number plates and fix them to them to their getaway vehicles so if your number plate is gone one day please call it in to us.

For more advice on how to help keep your vehicle safe, please visit:

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Appeal for Witnesses, Bourton Post Office Break-In

Shortly before 1.45am today (Thursday) police received a report of an attempted burglary in Bourton-on-the-Water.
Offenders were using a vehicle to try and force entry to the post office on the High Street. They were disturbed by a member of the public and then left the scene soon afterwards.

Inspector Simon Ellson, from the Cotswold Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Extensive damage was caused to the post office and although nothing appears to have been stolen, crimes such as this can have a huge impact on the local community.

“The neighbourhood team will be taking part in reassurance patrols over the coming days while the investigation continues.

“Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to please call us or anonymously call independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of this morning, or has any information which would help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 quoting incident 29 of 29 August or submit information to us online:

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Theft Of Garden Furniture #UpperRissington

Message from the Neighbourhood Policing Team on 16 May:

Police have now received two reports of theft of garden furniture in Upper Rissington.

The first was reported on 07/05/19 and we have now received another overnight 15th May.

Police are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in the Upper Rissington area.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 444 15/05/19

Many thanks
PC 2201 Nick Westmacott
Stow Neighbourhood Policing Team