Police

Police car.

Avon and Somerset Police have a dedicated team of officers serving the town of Bradley Stoke, headed by Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Jamie Shiels (currently on long-term sick leave), assisted by PC Claire Fletcher.

There are currently two Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in the team: Adam Ali and Amelia Lipiec.

The force opened a local ‘beat post’ at the Willow Brook Centre in January 2011. Residents wishing to speak to a police officer in person at the beat post can make an appointment by:

‘Drop in’ sessions, when no appointment is necessary, are held several times a month at the beat post (check the What’s On guide for upcoming dates and times).

For further details of local policing, check out the Bradley Stoke Beat page on the Avon and Somerset Police website.

The Bradley Stoke beat area consists of the South Gloucestershire Council wards of Bradley Stoke North, Bradley Stoke South and Stoke Lodge & The Common. A boundary map is available on the above webpage.

N.B. Some areas in the south of the parish (town) of Bradley Stoke lie within the Stoke Gifford ward, so come within the Stoke Gifford police beat area.

Latest beat team news

Latest news from the Bradley Stoke beat team (collated by BSJ).

Police enquiry office

Members of the public can visit the enquiry office at Patchway Police Centre, Gloucester Road, Patchway BS34 6PY, which is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

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Crime statistics

Monthly crime statistics for the Bradley Stoke neighbourhood

Note: Statistics are typically published with a delay of one to two months.

Crime levels overview

Graph showing crime levels.
Bradley Stoke crime levels: 12 months to February 2021.

Crime types

Graph showing crime types.
Bradley Stoke crime types in February 2021.

Related pages

Community Engagement Forum for Bradley Stoke

South Gloucestershire Community Engagement Forums.

Community Engagement Forums (CEFs), previously known as Safer and Stronger Community Groups are about listening and responding to local people’s real issues. People in their communities know best what works for them and what their real needs are.

The aims are:

  • To promote pride in the local area as a safe, thriving and pleasant place to live, work and play
  • To reduce crime, disorder and drug and alcohol misuse in the area
  • To empower local people to have a greater voice and influence over local decision making and service delivery by increasing the strength, capacity and engagement of the local community
  • To improve the quality of life of people in the local area by identifying community aspirations, needs and local priorities.

CEFs have been developed through working with various partner agencies including the Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue, health, town and parish councils and local organisations. CEFs are also about working in partnership with elected members; they aim to provide a platform for building strong and cohesive communities in which everyone, regardless of background, has a real sense of community involvement.

CEFs also support groups who wish to make a positive difference and improve their own communities. This is achieved by supporting community engagement initiatives.

Bradley Stoke is served by the Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge and The Common Community Engagement Forum. The next (virtual) meeting of the forum takes place on Tuesday 8th June 2021 using the Microsoft Teams videoconferencing platform (7pm start). To request to join the meeting please email communityengagement@southglos.gov.uk

Minutes of meeting held on 9th March 2021

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

The purpose of Neighbourhood Watch is to unite neighbourhoods in an effort to prevent crime, by protecting and enhancing their environment and generally looking out for each other’s properties. Working in partnership with the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams gives Neighbourhood Watches a way of dealing with many issues affecting their communities, such as anti-social behaviour, burglary and vehicle crime.

Neighbourhood Watches operate in the following Bradley Stoke streets:

Arden Close, Badgers Close, Berkeley Mead, Cooks Close, Crosstree Grove, Crystal Way, Foxborough Gardens, Foxfield Ave, Harvest Close, Huckley Way, Juniper Way, Kemperleye Way, Lavender Way, Manor Farm Crescent, Meadow Way, Penrose Drive, Pimpernel Mead, Pursey Drive, Rush Close, Savages Wood Road, Saxon Way, Shepherds Walk, Shiels Drive, Snowberry Close, The Beeches, The Park, The Pasture, The Willows, Warren Close, Winsbury Way.

More information: Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (A & S Police)

The Policing Pledge

Information from GOV.UK:

There is now a Policing Pledge. It’s a new set of promises from the police on the service they should provide and every force has committed to keeping those promises.

The police promise to listen to your concerns, act on these concerns, and then keep you informed of the progress they’ve made. Each neighbourhood will have locally agreed priorities, as agreed by the community.

You can see the full Policing Pledge by following the link below.

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Other useful links

South Gloucestershire Police news on Twitter

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