Fraud Alert – North Cotswolds

Gloucestershire police have received seven reports in the past week indicating that the 01608 / 01386 / 01451  dialling codes are being targeted by fraudsters purporting to be the police.  In each case, the fraudster claimed to be a DC LEWIS from PADDINGTON police station.  The fraudster claimed that someone had been arrested in London with a clone of the victims bank card.  Victims were asked to hang-up and dial 999 to confirm the officer’s identity.  However, the fraudster stays on the line, so after dialling 999, the victim is still connected to the same person.  Victims are then instructed to withdraw cash and purchase foreign currency, to be collected by a “police courier” on the victim’s doorstep. Other victims are instructed to transfer funds into a “police bank account”.

The average victim of courier fraud in Gloucestershire is 79 years old. Please help us raise awareness of this scam by informing your elderly or vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours.   Further advice on keeping yourself safe from fraud can be found on our website at Fraud PROTECT.

Please note, we’re unable to accept reports of crime through Your Neighbourhood Alerts. You can report non-emergency crime online here. Always call 999 in an emergency.


Message Sent By
Gloucestershire Police Economic Crime Team
(Police, Economic Crime, Gloucestershire)


Police report to November 2022 Town Council meeting



Road works on road to Daylesford, 14th-18th November

Notice from Gloucestershire County Council – Highways

What: Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for carriageway resurfacing
Where: 3/131 County Boundary to Adlestrop Park Lodge Daylesford. See overleaf for details of the road closure area.
When: For approximately 5 Days (excl. weekends) between the hours of 07:00 to 19:00
The PLANNED start and end dates are currently Monday 14th November to Friday 18th November 2022, however, keep an eye on the web page detailed below or the signs on site for any short notice changes.
Our resurfacing programme is dependent on several factors. It can be affected by things like; heavy rain, changes in temperatures and other weather events as well as plant breakdown and unforeseen technical issues that arise once work has begun. All this means scheme dates and details can change at short notice. We appreciate this is inconvenient, and we will keep our online schedule and our social media feeds updated with more details if changes happen.
Find the most up to date scheme start and end dates and more information about this scheme via our:
– Website –
– Signs in the area865651 Daylesford Residents Letter

You can also check for any updates on our website or our social media platforms.
– – Facebook – Gloucestershire Roads
– – Twitter – @GlosRoads


Concert for Stow & Districts Poppy Appeal – Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir, 29th October

Stow and District Poppy Appeal Ogmore Male Voice Choir 29102022



Road works – Digbeth Street – 11th-16th January 2023

Digbeth Street will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 11/01/23 to 16/01/23 to allow for new water connection work by Thames Water.

Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained.