Crime Prevention

The Neighbourhood Alert system is a secure community messaging system that allows authorised administrators like the Police to send messages to community members who have chosen to receive them. The alerts provide crime prevention messages and updates from the Neighbourhood Watch groups tailored to your local area.

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Protect your home

Burglars look for quick and easy targets, often choosing to burgle homes in Gloucestershire between 3pm and 8pm on weekdays.

What you can do right now to help protect your home:

  • Use timer switches to turn on lights early in the evening
  • Keep your front and back doors locked; even when you’re home
  • Remove tools, equipment and items from your gardens that could be used to get into your home
  • Keep any gates locked and move your wheelie bin away
  • Avoid posting where you are online when you’re not at home

Burglary increases when the clocks go back. A cheap and simple timer switch to turn lights on in the evening could make all the difference in stopping a burglar from choosing your home.

For more tips and to download Gloucestershire Police’s anti-burglary checklist visit:

Help us make your community safer: you can also help us improve our intelligence and make your community safer by reporting people you suspect of burglary or, who handle stolen goods, through our new website form:

Cotswold Careline ‘Bogus Caller’ Service

Cotswold Careline is a 24 hour emergency monitoring service, run by the Forest of Dean District Council offering round the clock access to a trained operator at a push of a button. With the simple press of a ‘Bogus Caller’ button a silent alarm is raised which automatically connects to the professional team at the monitoring centre. The team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To find out more about the low cost ‘Bogus Caller’ service call the Cotswold Careline team on 01594 810000, or e-mail

The data on this page is for community information only and is not a recommendation by Upper Rissington Parish Council.