TAMWORTH’S gardeners are to be ‘sheducated’ in a bid to help them keep their garden sheds safe and secure.
On Saturday 31 May and Sunday June 1, police and members of the community safety partnership will be at
’s Homebase store to demonstrate
shed security options. Ventura Park
Local residents will be given basic security and safety advice, shown what types of security devices are available in-store and how to fit and use them correctly. They can also join Neighbourhood Watch and receive a discount on Smartwater, the forensic property protecting solution.
PCSO John Horton said: “Whilst we’d like to reassure residents that there is not necessarily an increase in shed breaks in
Tamworth, unfortunately it is a type
of crime that is ever present. Lots of people tend to store high value
equipment such as tools, power tools, lawn mowers and bikes in sheds or
outbuildings without adequate security and don’t realise the value of their
property until it’s stolen. As well as residents losing property, some of those
items could potentially be used to break in to homes.
“Ultimately, ‘Sheducation’ is about crime prevention. By ‘sheducating’ people we are hoping it will encourage them to be more vigilant and take those extra security measures around their gardens such as simply locking the side gate, using padlocks and locking bikes kept in sheds. For the green fingered people, we can also advise on certain things to plant that will act as “nature’s barbed wire.”
“We urge people to come on down to Homebase, get ‘sheducated’ and do their bit to deter thieves,” he added.
(Reproduced from Tamworth Herald May 19th)
Gardien Comment: See the article on Shed Security at http://www.garden-security.co.uk/shed-security-print.htm