Garden award for top tips on security
The secure garden was set up at Parker’s Garden Centre in Kirby Cross last year.
It is a model garden displaying the top steps residents can take to secure their homes against burglars.
The secure garden initiative, which was put together by the crime prevention team at Clacton police station, has now been handed a top internal award by Essex Police for its innovative approach in tackling burglaries in the area.
(Reproduced from Clacton Gazette, 30th July)
Gardien Comment: What a great idea, which other police forces might do well to copy. Garden crime continues to increase so why make it easy? Simple steps can be very effective - see the advice at www.garden-security.co.uk