Bradley Stoke Community Policing Team
Bradley Stoke Community Policing team has recently changed personnel, and normally has a team of five officers dedicated to patrolling the town and dealing with ongoing neighbourhood issues, anti social behaviour and other community concerns.
The team work out of two bases, at Filton Police Station and the police post at the Willow Brook Shopping Centre.
Constable Claire Fletcher is currently working part time hours, from the Willow Brook Centre, and normally has a Community Support Officer working with her, but she is currently waiting for a replacement after Paul Baxter's recent resignation from the force in July.
Constable Steven Palmer is based at Filton Police Station along with two Community Support Officers. One being Kirsty McKillop, who has been on the beat for four years, and a new recruit Lucy Sparks who will be joining the team from 10th September, following Jason Green's move to a neighbouring beat in Stoke Gifford.
Claire continues to hold a weekly Police beat surgery, every Wednesday between 1pm-3pm at the Police post where, anyone can drop in without an appointment to get crime reduction or general advice, or report concerns.
Steven introduced a Pubwatch scheme to the town in September 2009 and this is still being run successfully in the area, and includes all four public houses in the town, along with other pubs and clubs in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Patchway. This has dramatically reduced disorder around the local hostelries by over 45% and making the area safer for consumers.
The main events in the town are supported by the policing team each year, namely the Bradley Stoke Community Festival in June and the Fireworks display in November. The Festival includes the fair type event and football tournament on the fields around the Jubilee Centre, skateboard competition at the skate park, and the 10K Run which goes around the town and its local Nature Reserve, organised by the Sole Sisters running club. This has been allowed to increase to 500 runners in 2012 as the local Policing team have offered to help in closing the roads during the event. The Fireworks display which is getting bigger and better each year is also held on the Jubilee Green.
The effort that the team has put into working on issues raised by the community has resulted in less serious issues being raised at the quarterly Bradley Stoke Safer Stronger Community Group meetings. Some concerns over recent months relate to speeding traffic in the area. There has been a reduction of complaints around this issue due to the increasing presence of volunteers who operate a Community Speedwatch Scheme.
The Community Support Officers continue to visit schools giving input from pre-school through to secondary schools. They also continue to security mark bicycles for students following the Christmas period. Additionally they have also been patrolling on bicycles and marking bicycles for anyone they meet. They are a visible presence around the town and work on reduction of Anti Social Behaviour, by issuing Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC's) with the town's nuisance youths.
Anyone wishing to contact the team can reach them by calling 101, or via an e-mail to the community policing page of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary webpage.
For urgent calls to the Police please call 999, all other calls should go to 101.
Beat Manager - Bradley Stoke
Police Team Members
PC Steve Palmer
PC Claire Fletcher
PCSO Kirsty McKillop
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