Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year and Watch Out There is a Burglar About

First of all Happy New Year, I hope 2011 is everything you want it to be.

I started the year with a meeting of the Neighbourhood Action Group, where local residents and Neighbourhood Watch coordinators get together with the Uni, the Police and Council to discuss issues that concern local residents.

The Police were concerned that residents are aware of the needs to protect their houses. They advise that E Reading is a bit of a burglary hotspot at the moment, despite other crimes going down. They have asked that residents make sure that their front doors, back doors and windows are properly locked. It sounds simple, however the Police told the meeting that burglars are trying front doors and finding many that are not properly secured. They also mentioned that officers are travelling around E Reading and Park Ward knocking on front doors, during the day, to ensure that the doors are secured.

The message is please, please, please, please, make sure your front door has a decent lock on it and is actually locked. It will cost a penny or two to get a decent lock, however it will save you money in the long run.

Please keep safe in 2011 and remember; Watch Out There's a Burglar about....