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Safer neighbourhoods

Community Alerts

Your Community Alerts is Gloucestershire Constabulary's new, free messaging system that enables residents, businesses and community groups to participate in a two-way exchange of information about what is happening throughout the county.  You can receive up-to-date messaging about incidents that may affect you.

For example, you can help tackle crime by registering for witness appeals or keep ahead of those traffic jams by registering for road closure alerts. The aim is to send relevant information which is chosen by you and together we can make a greater impact on the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.

The service is entirely free and you can receive the messages in a way that suits you. You may subscribe to alerts via text, an alert through the mobile app or a voicemail.  For more information and to sign up please:

Alcohol Exclusion Zones

We have four alcohol exclusion zones in the Forest of Dean district.  These are in:

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Newent

These zones give a police officer or PCSO the ability to direct people not to consume alcohol and/or to confiscate it.  It then makes it an offence for anyone to fail to comply with these directions.  In October 2017 alcohol exclusion zones became Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO's).