NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MESSAGE

CCTV images of incident in Longford

Gloucestershire police have long been advising residents that there are people out at night, and the early hours of the morning, trying car and house doors hoping to find some that have been left unlocked. The CCTV images shown on the link below from Gloucestershire Live just proves the point.
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/mum-installs-cctv-front-door-1072504

The clip was recorded at 6.15am on Sunday 14th January in Longford where a number of burglaries and thefts from vehicles were reported around that period.

Please remind your neighbours to keep the doors to their vehicles and homes locked at all times especially at night.

If you have any information regarding these CCTV images or saw anything suspicious please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

GLOUCESTERSHIRE ROAD SAFETY COMMUNITY HUB

The Road Safety Community Engagement Hub is the new one-stop-shop for communities who have a road safety concern in their locality.

The Hub isn’t a replacement for road safety, or any existing services, rather it is a enhancement that compliments everything that we do, and joins forces with colleagues in police and highways to provide the very best resolution or advice to the communities we serve. Please visit the website here to report your concerns.

You can also find further advice on road safety and how to keep your community safe here.

DOG FOULING

We understand there has been an increase in dog fouling within the parish and we would ask residents to report incidents directly to Tewkesbury Borough Council though the website, click here.

If you have any reports that need immediate attention from Environmental Health where a perpetrator is known, please do not hesitate to report this through to ehenquiries@tewkesbury.gov.uk or telephone 01684 272191.

Anyone that chooses not to clean up after their dog in Tewkesbury Borough can be taken to court and fined up to £1000.

THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES

Neighbourhood Watch Message From Bob Lloyd

Between 5pm on the 23rd December and 4pm on the 24th December there was a spate of theft from motor vehicles in the Hucclecote and Abbeymead areas of Gloucester.

· In Oakwood Drive, a Kia was entered possible by an insecure door, a messy search was conducted and a wallet containing cash and cards was taken.
·In Pippin Close, a Renault car had the driver-side door forced. An untidy search was conducted but nothing was taken.
· In Minerva Close, a Volkswagen car was broken into overnight. There was no visible damage to the vehicle, and a small amount of cash was taken.
·In Discovery Road, overnight access was made to a BMW vehicle parked on a driveway. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle. A coat was taken from the vehicle but this was subsequently found discarded.
· A Satnav and rucksack were taken from an unlocked VW vehicle parked at Chosen View Cottages.

Where possible please make sure your vehicle is locked at all times and remember to remove cash, wallets, handbags, phones, computer equipment and any other items of value. Only leave valuables in the boot if there is no alternative.

If you have any information regarding these crimes please report the matter to the police by ringing 101 or by email to 101@gloucestershire.police.uk

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES

Due to the resignation of Mr Barry Leach and Mr Oliver Mountjoy we now have two vacancies on the council. Details of what the role involves can be found at the bottom of the ‘Your Councillors’ page.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor or want to find out more please contact our Clerk on 01452 612485 or email hucclecotepc@supanet.com

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN

2017 has been a very busy year, the extension to the Village Hall commenced in May and progressed very quickly, during this time the Council office relocated to Hucclecote Community Centre, regular users also relocated to temporary premises in the area.

We were finally able to move back in to our newly extended hall in September and we are delighted with the extra space, we now have available for use, two meeting rooms, a large hall suitable for meetings, parties etc, a community hub with full WiFi facilities for residents use, a fully equipped kitchen complete with cooker, dishwasher and refrigerator.

The councils plan is to increase the number of bookings for both daytime and evening use to fully utilise the improved facilities.

If you are interested in viewing the hall, or to make a reservation. Please contact the Clerk to the Council, Sarah Moore any morning between 09.00 and noon on 01452 612485.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents a very happy Christmas and New Year and thank you for your support throughout the year.

Maggie Dillon – Chair

PAYING BILLS JUST GOT EASIER!

From 4th December 2017, Tewkesbury Borough Council is pleased to announce that it will be teaming up with PayPoint and the Post Office in order to enable residents to pay their bills at any PayPoint or Post Office outlets.

As of April 2018, all council tax bills will also contain a barcode, and just like any other payments needing to be made to the council; residents will be able to pay through PayPoint or a Post Office. Individuals will no longer need to make a special trip to the council offices and it should make paying bills even easier.

The council would like to remind residents that paying their bill online, through the council website, is also a quick and easy option; and they don’t even have to leave the house! For more information about paying online, please follow the link to the ‘pay for it’ section of the council website at www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/do-it-online#pay-for-it

Further information can be found here.

UPDATE ON ROAD WORKS FROM THE COUNTY COUNCIL

Local County Councillor Robert Vines provides a quick update on some of the major transport issues Gloucestershire County Council has been progressing.

• The Shurdington Road between the Morrisons Roundabout and the Brockworth bypass was resurfaced in the late summer.
• The A417 Crickley Hill to Cowley Roundabout ‘Missing Link’ solution appears to have slipped backwards. After about 15 years of hard work there seemed to be a consensus that the Brown Route option was the favoured way forward, but with a new consultation exercise in process, all options are now back on the table.

• M5 junction 10 – the need for a four-way junction is still being assessed, the local MP’s have been briefed in the hope they can push this forward.

POOR BROADBAND ON COOPERS EDGE

BT’s Community Fibre Partnership Team have advised us that Cabinet 42 is going to upgraded to fibre as part of their commercial deployment with an expected go live date of the end of June 2018.

If you are one of the 450 properties waiting for superfast broadband from another cabinet, that has already been fibre-enabled, you shouldn’t have to wait for more than one or two months. If it is taking longer than this it suggests that BT/Openreach has been dragging its heels. It ought to be fairly simple for BT to upgrade a fibre-enabled cabinet (it can add in extra hardware, or tack a smaller cabinet on alongside), and it shouldn’t, in theory, take BT long to do this.

Please therefore let us know how long you have been waiting. If you have been in limbo for more than two months please email us with your name, address, how long you have been waiting and who you have been in contact with. We will then collate these responses and submit a formal complaint to BT’s High Level Complaints Team.
Send your details to this email – hucclecotepc@supanet.com