What a pity that we will soon have no Stinchcombe News, our own Village Newsletter. We only have four issues and help is only need with the distribution and some of the production. We all must have such busy lives!
Flu season is on its way – don’t forget your flu jab!
Fruit Exchange Scheme
Got a bumper crop of apples this year? More pears than you can shake a stick at? This might be useful.
Housing Needs Survey
A big thank you to all who took part in the recent housing needs survey. Take-up was about 30% which is absolutely average for this kind of survey and it provided an interesting picture of Stinchcombe’s current make-up. The full survey results can be seen on the Parish Council website.
A Constable Calls
Police Constable Peter Lay recently attended a Parish Council meeting to introduce himself to the Parish. His visit was interesting and informative and he was very supportive.
He urged residents to sign up for the Polices Community Alerts by going to www.yourcommunityalerts.co.uk and clicking ‘Register’
Apparently there has been some confusion lately about the current status of Dursley Police Station. PC Lay confirmed that it no longer has a public counter service but details of the stations that do can be found at https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact-us/police-stations/
The default communication to the Police Service for general crime, road traffic, motoring or welfare related issues is via 101 or 999
Or the preferred digital channel for non-urgent which are not life threatening, involving a crime in progress, but for purposes of reporting crime and ASB please:
https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact-us/tell-us-about-something/ (or email@example.com – ONLY if internet access is not available)
For less urgent matters of a non-criminal nature and for general advice and guidance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or non-urgent ongoing Community Concerns in Stinchcombe or the surrounding area: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/ neighbourhood-policing/stroud/dursley-and-cam/
Follow your Police Team on Social Media at https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact-us/social-media/
We think we’ve now delivered all of these but there are quite a few left over. If you haven’t received a survey and would like one, please email you address to email@example.com and we’ll get one to you.
If you haven’t already done so, please do take a few minutes to complete and return the survey. It’s very quick and easy and could be very helpful in forming a picture of the village’s housing, possibly leading to the provision of some much-needed affordable housing in the area. Thank you to everyone who has already done so.
Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl and Chief Constable Rod Hansen warmly invite you to the Open Day which is taking place this year on Saturday 14 September 2019 at Police HQ in Quedgeley, Gloucester, between 10am and 3pm.
The event showcases our work and communicates the many ways that we keep people safe from harm.
From the moment the gates open you are guaranteed have a fun filled and informative day. Whether you want to join the police or want to see how our Control Room works, there is something for everyone.
There will be representatives from all areas across the Constabulary and the Office of the Police and crime Commissioner and many interactive displays and demonstrations. Our police dogs and horses will be at the event as well as the public order demonstration which proved very popular last year. We also have some new attractions and exhibitors.
There will be a range of reasonably priced, local food suppliers at the event to cover all tastes.
The event is free and parking is free at the nearby Park and Ride although we would encourage local people to walk to event if possible to reduce congestion. Disabled parking will also be available on site.
Please check the web site for more details at https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/events/calendar-of-events/gloucestershire-constabulary-and-police-and-crime-commissioner-open-day/
SDC has published a short canal survey which will give valuable insight into how, and why people use the canal – and what would encourage them to use it more.
If you would like to fill in the survey, the link is here www.stroud.gov.uk/canalsurvey
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