All the latest from our local Police team - June 2019
First of all we must say goodbye to PC Dudley who is transferring to Cornwall. Good luck Dudley and enjoy the pasties! Look out for Dudley on your next trip to Cornwall.
Welcome to your local neighbourhood policing team:
Lockleaze: PC Rick Woodland, PCSO Charlotte Thompson & PC Sam Hewitt
Horfield: PC Jo Archer & PCSO Tristan Fussell
Contact: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/ or call 101
I know last month I talked about burglaries and I see that there is a very small rise in garage and shed breaks at this present time. Please, whilst carrying out your “lock-down mantra” for your house, do not forget any outbuildings you may have. We tend to keep very expensive bikes, tools and stuff in what sometimes is a very flimsy box.
Here are some things to consider:
Do you have a decent lock on the door? These should be made of hardened steel. Buy the close-shackled variety to prevent hacksaws or bolt croppers being used.
Shed windows should be screwed shut or have window locks. Consider also fitting a metal grille.
Chain tools, cycles and other valuable equipment together using a high security chain or cable and a padlock. Anchor the chain into the wall or floor.
If you have a house alarm, this can be extended to garages and sheds. Alternatively you can buy a battery operated audible alarm.
Most standard ‘up and over’ garage doors are easily overcome by a burglar. you can prevent this by drilling a hole through the channel above the wheels and fitting a padlock. Alternatively, fit a hasp and staple on each side of the door with a padlock or fit a specialist lock and finally…
If you have a door connecting your garage to your house, ensure the connecting door is secured with a mortice deadlock (BS 3621) and mortice bolts.
One of our policing priorities for Horfield is speeding. We have received several complaints about excess speed on Eden Grove and Dorian Road. Would anyone be interested in joining a speed watch group for this area? We would need at least six volunteers to make it a viable group. All you would have to commit to is an hour, or more if you can per week. We would train you and all the equipment would be provided. Would you like to give something back to your community? Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, please contact the Horfield beat team.
A few tickets have also been issued recently for the “no right turn” along Filton Road.
We will be popping up from time to time so watch out, you have been warned! Robust action will be taken and if you break this law, a fixed penalty ticket WILL be issued which carries a £50 fine.
Finally, I still have a few key safes left. If you would like one, just let me know.
If there is anything that you would like me to cover please get in contact.
Until next month PCSO Charlotte