Friday, 7 December 2018

Police Zero Christmas Drink/Drive Campaign

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The Appeals Team (Police, External Communications Officer)

We want to hear from you if you have any information about habitual drink or drug drivers.
Our new online form is part of the Choose Zero Christmas drink-drug drive campaign and aimed at targeting the small minority of people who continue to get behind the wheel over the limit.

The more specific the information you submit the better and if you don't want us to contact you back we won't.

To report please visit:

If you are reporting someone getting behind the wheel drunk in real time that is still an emergency so please call 999.

Our roads policing unit and Special Constabulary will be carrying out patrols and operations throughout December and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving educational talks throughout the county in the run-up to Christmas.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Phone line problems in Maisemore

Phone lines in Maisemore have been hit by a problem this afternoon (Wednesday).  BT Openreach are attempting to resolve it.

Another big hit for MADS

Jeremy Chamberlayne writes:  

"On Friday and Saturday of last week, MADS, (Maisemore Arts & Drama Society), offered an evening to remember - a brilliant performance of the farce by Ray Cooney.

The production was a sell-out and those who came really enjoyed it, as well as the opportunity to meet others in the village. These opportunities do not arise often, so it seems good to join in when they do. I especially urge new residents to get to know our village by joining in our activities.

Well done and thank you MADS."  

There are more pictres of the show on the MADS website -  The website also offers the opportunity to sign up for email updates - and MADS is always looking for new members with an interest in any aspect of the theatre. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Wireless broadband base work completed

The Voneus website reports:

"Work is now complete on the fibre and the church meaning that installations of individual properties can begin.  Our team will be in contact with those customers who previously expressed an interest to book appointments."

If you would like to book an installation or require further information then call 0800 0073377 or visit

Thursday, 22 November 2018

How to shop safely online

Software updates
Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & app updates. Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information, such as your payment details.

Email accounts 
Use a strong, separate password for your email account. Criminals can use your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.

Don’t click on a link in an unexpected email or text. The volume of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Payment methods 
Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit

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Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tewkesbury Council and police target fly tippers

image002 Tewkesbury Borough Council
  Press release
 14 November 2018  

Stop and search reveals waste being transported illegally
On Thursday, 8 November officers from Gloucestershire Police and Tewkesbury Borough Council undertook a joint enforcement initiative stopping vehicles that looked like they could be carrying waste, in an effort to deal with illegal flytipping and rural crime in the borough.
Officers particularly focused on Sandhurst Village, Cursey Lane and Bozzard Lane as these areas have experienced significant fly tipping.
The initiative involved a series of checks on commercial vehicles to establish whether waste was being transported legally. Seven vehicles were stopped and checked, and one of the vehicles will be subject to a fixed penalty notice for failure to provide a waste carriers license which carries a fine of £300. Three further vehicles were subjected to additional enquiries which proved to be satisfactory.
This initiative follows a number of successful enforcement cases taken by the council to tackle fly tipping. Earlier this year a business was fined £1,200 and ordered to pay costs of £1,325 in connection with waste offences.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for Clean and Green Environment, Councillor Jim Mason, said: ”We are committed to ensuring that all waste carriers are appropriately licensed, Fly tipping is a serious criminal offence and we will continue to work closely with Gloucestershire Police to tackle this issue and other rural crimes.”
All businesses must have a Waste Carriers License if transporting waste, and transfer notes must be completed when waste is transferred. Failure to have the correct license could result in a fixed penalty of £300 or an unlimited fine if convicted. A waste Carriers License can be obtained from the Environment Agency at
Should members of the public wish to report cases of fly tipping or other environmental crimes, please report it on the council’s website or by calling the Environmental Health Team on 01684 272189.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Burglary in Maisemore

Between the hours of 9.30pm on the 10th November and 9.30am the following morning a house in The Ridings, Maisemore, was entered through an unlocked door while the occupants slept. Keys to two vehicles were located by the offenders and the two cars were stolen off the drive outside.  A handbag and purse containing bank cards, cash and other documents are also missing from the house. 

If you saw or heard anything out of the ordinary this night please call the police using the 101 number or make contact by email to

If you believe a crime is being committed then please dial 999 and remember you can report information regarding criminal activity anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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Bob Lloyd (Police, Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Gloucestershire)