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Colin the Crocodile Copper Takes His Road Safety A
Colin the Crocodile Copper, Gloucestershire Constabulary’s number one roads reptile brought his usual road safety antics to a school in Nailsworth. Colin, along with local police officers and PCSOs visited Nailsworth Church of England Primary School on Friday (January 17). The event involved the unveiling of florescent jackets for pupils and road signs around the outside of the school displaying the slogan ‘Thank You For keeping Us Safe’. The campaign was originally launched in February 2013 at the Park Infant and Junior schools in Stonehouse after a parent on foot picking up their child from one of the schools was involved in a collision with a car driven by another parent picking up a child. The incident raised the issue of how car drivers around schools in Stroud District acted at the start and end of the school day. The aim of the campaign is to educate parents on safe and responsible driving through the pupils. Local PCSO Steve Wadley who arranged Friday’s guest appearance said “I’m absolutely delighted by how the event went. We’re really grateful to Colin for spending the time to visit the children at Nailsworth School. His visit helps get a very important message across to pupils and parents alike. I’m certain that today’s event will go a long way in keeping the school community safe.” Colin will be making further visits to schools across the county to keep the message of road safety fresh in everyone’s minds.
Posted : 22/01/2014 17:11:29

Break-in at Somerfield in Nailsworth
Police in Nailsworth are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a supermarket in the town.

Officers were called to Somerfields in George Street at around 2am on Sunday, December 10 after reports of a break-in.

It is believed offenders gained entry through a back window of the supermarket and a quantity of cigarettes and DVDs were stolen.

Some cigarettes were found outside.

Anybody with any information is asked to call 0845 090 1234 or Crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 79 of the 10th of December.

Posted : 12/12/2006 19:36:07

Stonehouse Police All Set For Successful Evening
Stonehouse police will be out in force in Nailsworth this Friday (24th November) to ensure the traditional Goodwill Evening is a safe and enjoyable event for everyone planning to attend.

As in previous years the evening will see market stalls and other attractions set up in Old Market, Nailsworth, and most of the town's shops remaining open until late.

Last year around 6,000 people attended the Goodwill Evening and this year's event is expected to attract a similar number.

To allow stallholders to set up on Friday 'No Waiting' cones will be placed across the parking area in Old Market, on the opposite side of the road to The Wine Warehouse, and across the parking spaces in the bus station.

The entrance and exit to the lower car park adjacent to the Police Station, and the car park adjacent to the Co-op, will also be taped off.

During the event officers and PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) will carry out high visibility patrols around the town centre to help the running of the event and deter any offending.

PS Steve Irvin, of Stonehouse police, said: "The Goodwill Evening is an extremely popular event with both local residents and visitors.

"Despite the large numbers of people that attended last year we had relatively few problems to deal with, which is something we are looking to emulate this year.

"We would ask the public to help us make the evening successful by respecting the 'No Waiting' cones and taped off areas, and by adhering to any instructions they may be given by officers or PCSOs.

"If anyone wishes to report a crime they can do so by speaking to any of the officers they meet, or they can go to the police crime reduction display, which will also be in attendance."

The Goodwill Evening starts at 6pm on Friday November 24 and is expected to continue until around 10pm.

Posted : 22/11/2006 16:05:50

Man assaulted in Nailsworth
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and beaten up in Nailsworth during the early hours of Saturday September 23.

The victim, a 27 year-old man from Nailsworth, had been in the town's Horsley Road at around 3am when he was attacked by a number of unknown males.

The victim suffered minor facial injuries as a result of the assault and he was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.

Following the attack the offenders climbed into a burgundy coloured car, possibly a Mercedes or a Ford Mondeo, before driving off.

They are described as white males in their 20s. They were wearing jeans and T-shirts.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Gloucestershire police on 0845 090 1234, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 110 of September 23.

Posted : 25/09/2006 16:00:05

Police issue CCTV picture after Nailsworth robbery
Stroud police have issued a CCTV picture of three youths they would like to speak to in relation to a shop theft in Nailsworth at the end of last month.

The theft, from the Psisoft Games store in George Street, Nailsworth, occurred at approximately 4.45pm on Monday January 30.

Around this time three male teenagers entered the store. One of them distracted the shop manager, while another selected four X-box games, worth £129.

All three youths then left the shop without paying for the games.

One of the males is described as white, aged 16, 5ft 8ins tall with dark brown, short hair. He was wearing a blue tracksuit top with a hood, tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

The second male is white, aged 18, around 6ft tall with a slim build. He has short, dark brown hair and was wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The third male is also white and aged around 15. He has fair hair and was wearing a blue jacket with a white band down the sleeves and across the shoulders.

Anyone who recognises any of the individuals in the picture issued by police, or who has information about the theft, is asked to call Stroud police on 0845 090 1234, quoting incident number 329 of January 30.

Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously, quoting the same incident number, on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 25/02/2006 16:19:21

Bogus officials target Nailsworth woman
At approximately 12.30pm on Friday January 13 an 81-year-old woman returned to her home in Bunting Way, Nailsworth, from a shopping trip.

As she went into the house two men walked up behind her and followed her into the premises, claiming to be from a local building site.

They said they needed to turn off the woman's water supply and one of the men accompanied her into the kitchen, where he kept her occupied with turning the water off.

The other man went into the woman's bedroom and searched through her personal belongings.

A short time later the men left the house, but they are not believed to have stolen anything.

The offenders were both white men. The one who occupied the woman in the kitchen was in his early 20s, around five foot four inches tall, of slim build with short dark hair. He had a round, clean shaven face.

The second man was slightly older with short, mousey brown hair.

Anyone with information on the incident or the offenders is asked to ring police on 0845 090 1234 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Posted : 16/01/2006 16:05:59

Forest Green victory
Forest Green Rovers beat Dorchester Town 3-1 on Friday 13th January in the FA Trophy.

Goals from Hayes (23 mins), Harding (35 minutes) and Wanless (56 mins) were enough for the home side to record a good victory.

Groves (45 mins) got the Dorchester goal

Posted : 14/01/2006 19:20:48

Over 60s urged to choose bus pass or travel tokens
Cotswold residents are being asked to decide if they wish to receive free bus travel or a limited number of travel tokens, following a shake-up in the law.

From April 2006, everyone aged over 60 is entitled to a bus pass, which allows free unlimited travel on any journey that starts in the Cotswold District and does not involve a change of bus. Under the present system, the pass covers only half the fare.

The pass can be used on all registered local transport services but cannot be used on long-distance coach services, excursions, rail services, dial-a-ride, taxi or private-hire services or social car schemes.

Tokens will, as now, still be available for use in taxis and non-registered transport services, but will remain at the value of £16.

Cotswold District Council, which runs the scheme, has sent out more than 10,000 application forms to residents aged over 60 and people with certain disabilities who are entitled to the passes. Now it is urging people to return the forms as soon as possible.

Residents cannot receive both tokens and a pass – they may only have one or the other – and once they have made a choice, they cannot change it until April 2007.

There is no charge made for the tokens or the bus pass, which is valid for a year, but applicants must send a passport-sized photograph if they are applying for a pass for the first time.

While there will be no time limit on bus travel, operators are entitled not to pick up passholders before 9.30am on the grounds of limited space on specific services.

Posted : 03/01/2006 11:29:52