Avon and Somerset Police have a dedicated team of officers serving the town of Bradley Stoke, headed by Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Jamie Shiels.
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:
- Calling 101
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
‘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.
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).
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 (east of A38) Community Engagement Forum. The next meeting of the forum takes place on Thursday 6th February 2020 at Patchway Common Pavilion, The Avenue, Stoke Lodge BS34 6BD (7pm start).
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: What’s involved and how do I join?
The Policing Pledge
Information from www.direct.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.
- Policing Pledge [PDF, 88K]
Other Useful Links
- Avon and Somerset Police Authority
- Justice Seen Justice Done – Community Payback
- National Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
- Crime statistics for your local area
- HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)
- TrackMyCrime – secure crime tracking portal
South Gloucestershire Police News on TwitterTweets by ASPSouthGlos
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