We will be bringing the 'Wheels bus' to Sele on the 9th of April.. its a double decker interactive bus with playstation, sports equipment and mixing decks on board! open to anyone 13-17 years of age. Location to be confirmed!
Community payback will be coming to Sele in April and cleaning up the esate.
2x Shed Breaks Fordwich Rise
Offenders have entered garden via school grounds and gained entry to sheds and made off with golf clubs and power tools. Enquires are in hand but please remember to lock any valuables, including bikes and gardening equipment out of view. It is a known MO for offenders to use garden spades and forks to gain entry to sheds and houses so please ensure these are locked away also.
Hertfordshire home safety service (HHSS)
Finally we are pleased to be offer people a totally free home security check for the over 60's and for victims of some crimes. If you are interested or know someone who might be get in touch with Emily or I and we will get someone to visit your address and survey your current home security and offer some improvements. They may offer you some crime fighting items and fit them totally free of charge.
We choose our policing priorities based on the incidents reported to us, the issues raised at our neighbourhood surgeries and locality meetings and by emails we receive from the public. These priorities are therefore flexible and will be adapted or changed by the feedback that the public provide.
Local council and housing representatives have had a meeting regarding the local priorities.
And can confirm our priorities for the next 12 months are;
Anti-Social Behaviour (general)
Anti-Social Behaviour (personal)
Traffic violations focusing on Windsor Drive/Bentley Road and the Ridgeway.
Please make sure that your bicycles are secure.
Mark the frame with a UV Pen.
Never leave your bike unlocked.
If possible, lock your bike to something solid like a lamp post or railings.
If you have quick release wheels, remove the front wheel and lock it to the rear wheel and the frame.
Take the pump and lights with you.
Register your bike with www.immobilise.com
Make sure that you have adequate insurance.
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE
Please double lock all UPVC doors before you go to bed or leave the house.
Lock all doors and keep all windows closed, preferably locked, when you are out.
Do not leave valuables on display.
Consider investing in an alarm and a security light.
Use a timer switch for lights for when you are not at home.
Secure your rear garden. Lock sheds and garages.
Keep vehicles locked and do not leave valuable items on show.
Please telephone us with details of any suspicious behaviour or vehicles in your area at the time it is happening.
THE TOP FIVE BEATING BURGLARY TIPS:
1) Make a habit of checking that ground floor windows and doors are closed and locked when you leave the house or go to bed. Upstairs windows should be locked when the house is unoccupied. PVCu doors must be locked by lifting the handle and using the key to ensure all the security features are in place.
2) Car and house keys should be kept out of sight in a safe place. Don't leave them on display on window sills, in porches, hallways or kitchens.
3) Secure your rear garden by shutting and locking any gates. Burglars can use garden tools to break in, so make sure you securely lock away any tools after use.
4) Why not be a good neighbour - if they are out, help deter burglars and give their home the lived-in look by putting away their emptied rubbish bins. You can also help by keeping a look out for unusual callers in your neighbourhood, and call the police if you see anyone acting suspiciously. Keep a pen and some paper handy. The car number you jot down may be just what the police need to catch a burglar.
5) Why not sign up to Neighbourhood Watch? The image of curtain-twitching is gone and you can now join online. Visit http://www.owl.co.uk, or call the police non-emergency number on 101.
VEHICLE CRIME REDUCTION ADVICE
- It might sound obvious, but make sure you lock the doors and shut the windows and sunroof whenever you leave your vehicle unattended.
- Remove your Sat Nav and its holder, and wipe away any suction marks as these could suggest to a potential thief that a Sat Nav is stored in your vehicle.
- Never leave any valuables in your vehicle - not even in the glove-box or boot - and keep ALL other possessions out of sight. Even if you know that there is nothing valuable in your coat pocket or bag left on the back seat, a thief may try their luck.
- Use an approved steering lock or gear clamp, and remember to set your immobiliser and alarm if you have them.
- Register your stereo, laptop, Sat Nav and any other property on the free online property database www.immobilise.com. It only takes a few minutes and could help police trace your property if it’s lost or stolen.
Please remember that the easiest way to steal your car is to take your car keys.
Do not leave car keys in obvious places at home.
Do not leave your car keys on key hooks on display in front of windows.
Do not leave car keys on display.
Hertfordshire Trading Standards are advising residents to always say no to traders that turn up uninvited on the doorstep. Rogue builders and gardeners often trick people into paying high prices for unnecessary or shoddy work and give false names and addresses. The following advice is given:
Only deal with callers by appointment
Always ask for ID and check it carefully
Keep front and back doors locked
Fit a door bar/chain and use it
Do not keep large sums of money in the home
Do not buy goods or services at the door
Don't be a victim - say NO to doorstep callers
For the majority of contracts made at your home (both invited and uninvited visits) you will be entitled to a 7 day cooling off period.
The trader should give you a cancellation notice explaining your rights, and he must not start work within the 7 days without you requesting him to do so in writing. If the trader fails to comply then he is breaking the law and the contract is unenforceable against you.
There have been a number of thefts recently from vehicles in East Herts which have been left unlocked. Officers would like to remind residents to always leave your vehicle secure and remove all valuables. For further crime prevention advice, please click here