Serial shoplifting offender Alisha Parke has received a 32 week custodial sentence after appearing in court charged with two counts of theft from Cheltenham stores and two breaches of a Criminal Behaviour Order which effectively bans her from entering almost all shops in Cheltenham. The Order was obtained with the assistance of a number of Cheltenham Daysafe member stores who provided the necessary evidence.
Taxi marshals in Cheltenham are equipped with the latest body worn CCTV cameras.
The busy Promenade rank serves an average of around 1500 people each weekend and considerably more during special events such as the Festivals and Gold Cup race meeting. Taxi ranks have historically been hot spots for disorder and the introduction of the marshals in 2009 has led to a considerable reduction in incidents.
Cheltenham is a safe place to study according to a survey by The Complete University Guide.
The borough was ranked as the top safest place in statistics of violent crime, and came ninth out of 104 places in total across the country for the lowest overall crime figures.