|Advice from the Wivenhoe Community Safety NW Group
ON THE ALLOTMENTS
security is a problem in many areas of the U.K. In Wivenhoe the problems
are spasmodic involving offences of vandalism and theft. This has
considerable impact on the victims due to their justified pride in their
hard work on the allotments. The
instigators are often children aged 12 years to 16 years who are bored.
Code the tools. You may have done this previously but there
maybe tools now not security coded? You can contact the Wivenhoe Community
Safety NW Group who can help with this.
waterproof signs that property is marked and traceable.
Consider a lockable chain through handles of tools. Conceal valuable tools
under floor boards or take them home. Make a note of any serial numbers on
the tools to assist recovery if stolen.
Make door frames and walls sound. Door hinges - secure with threaded bolts
with back plates or large washers, provide quality locks - close shackle
padlocks. Consider a battery operated shed alarm.
Our Police Community Support Officer, PCSO Louise Neville makes
occasional visits to the allotments. Please make her welcome if you see
her. A member of the Wivenhoe Community Safety NW group will continue to
make occasional visits too.
advice applies to garden sheds at home too.
Wivenhoe Community Safety Coordinator
Tel: (01206) 824813