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Security advice on sheds and outbuildings

11th August 2019 @ 6:06am – by PCSO Sue Keers
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Throughout the year we need to ensure that we remain vigilant, Particularly when it comes to garden sheds, garages and outbuildings.
Garden equipment,furniture, tools, bikes, electrical equipment, motor scooters and motor cycles are often kept within a garage, shed or other type of outbuilding. These are expensive items to replace.
Cheshire Police offer the following advice.

  • Ensure that all windows and doors to garages, sheds and outbuildings are secured
  • If a factory fitted appropriate lock is not available, fit a good quality hasp and staple with a padlock to all sheds and side doors to garages.
  • Remember to use a hasp and staple that can be bolted to the door and frame.
  • Fit using coach bolts or tamper proof screws to secure them.
  • Use disc lock padlocks which have a less exposed shackle and are less prone to attack.
  • Mark your property; if it is impractical to use an ultra violet pen consider other methods such as engraving or a permanent marker pen on the property instead.
  • Lawn mowers and bicycles are a less attractive target if your postcode and house number are indelibly marked on them.
  • Always lock or chain cycles together or to something fixed or bulky while in the shed or garage because this reduces the ability for the thief to steal them.
  • After gardening, don't leave spades, ladders and other equipment lying around the garden. They only provide a prospective burglar with handy tools to use when breaking into your home!
  • If you are enjoying a barbecue/ garden party at your home, ensure that you have full sight of all open
  • doors and make sure your front door is secured.

Surgeries and Meetings in August

Tarvin Community Centre-

August 14th 1000-1100hrs
August 20th 1800-1900hrs
August 30th 1800-1900hrs

Keeping In Touch

Local Officer Contact Details – PCSO 22206 Sue Keers
Police community support officer
Tel – 101

Email – sue.keers@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

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