Police Notice: Ensure your vehicles are secured

Crime Prevention Advice: Message from Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie for Surrey Heath.

This week has seen a spike in overnight motor vehicle crime.  Offences have been seen in the Old Dean, Frimley, Heatherside, St Paul’s and Bagshot.

Please take time to check that your vehicles are secure and that no items of value are on display.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: October 2017, 2nd Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime No.45170115988 – Between 18/10/2017 from 16:45 to 19/10/2017 at 08:30, in France Hill Drive, Camberley. Peugeot Expert van has been broken in to overnight.
  • Crime No.45170115961 – On  05/08/2017 at 18:18, in College Ride, Camberley. Theft of spare wheel from Landrover Discovery.
  • Crime No.45170113578 – Between 29/09/2017 from 18:30 to 30/09/2017 at 18:20, in St Georges Court, St Georges Rd, Camberley. Side mirrors stolen from a Fiat Punto.
  • Crime No.45170113765 – Between 13/09/2017 from 00:01 to 13/10/2017 at 20:40, in Greenlands Rd, Camberley. Vauxhall Astra has been damaged by person unknown scratching side of car on several occasions.
  • Crime No.45170114213 – On 15/10/2017 at 19:15, in Victoria Court, Victoria Avenue, Camberley. Male has used a meat cleaver and a large kitchen knife to cause damage to the front door of a flat located on the second floor of the block.  (Under investigation – a suspect has been charged and remanded)
  • Crime No.45170114235 – On 15/10/2017 at 15:32, in Kings Ride, Camberley. Undergrowth on common land deliberately set on fire
  • Crime No.45170114912 – On 14/10/2017 at 09:32, in South Camberley Primary and Nursery School, Frimley Road, Frimley. Padlock on main School gates has been damaged
  • Crime No.45170115545 – On 18/10/2017 at 08:25 in Macdonald Road, Lightwater. Male has tried to flag down victim’s vehicle.  He has jumped in front of victim’s Nissan X-Trail and kicked it causing scuffing damage
  • Crime No.45170115370 – Between 15/10/2017 from 09:15 to 18/10/2017 at 09:15, in Meadway, Frimley. Glue has been put into front door lock causing damage
  • Crime No.45170116038 – Between 18/10/2017 from 18:00 to 19/10/2017 at 08:00, in Trafford Road, Frimley. KIA Sportage has been entered and items stolen
  • Crime No.45170115188 – Between 15/10/2017 from 21:00 to 16/10/2017 at 08:00, in The Avenue, Lightwater. Superglue put into locks of door and garage. (Under investigation)

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: October 2017, 1st Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime No.45170110431 – On 06/10/2017 between 13:00 and 14:42, at Upper College Ride, Camberley. Card stolen from vehicle and then used in multiple locations.
  • Crime No.45170112429 – Between 10/10/2017 from 19:00 to 11/10/2017 at 05:30, in Brackendale Road, Camberley. Vehicle searched overnight and cash stolen from the glovebox.
  • Crime No.45170112536 – Between 09/10/2017 from 09:00 to 10/10/2017 at 07:30, in Pine Avenue, Camberley. Jacket stolen from a vehicle parked on the driveway.
  • Crime No.45170112164 – On 08/10/2017 from 00:01 to 23:59, in Shildon Close, Frimley. Cat has been shot by an air weapon.
  • Crime No.45170110459 – On 06/10/2017 from 01:30 to 02:30, in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Car aerial stolen from a white Volkswagen.
  • Crime No.45170111289 – On 08/10/2017 from 17:28 to 18:30, in Portsmouth Road, Frimley. Three deep scratches across both doors of a Volkswagen Touareg while parked in car park of Our Lady Queen in Heaven (Under investigation).
  • Crime No.45170111987 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:30 to 30/09/2017 at 08:00, in Hamilton Close, Bagshot. All four tyres on a Ford Transit van punctured.
  • Crime No.45170112898 – On 11/10/2017 from 23:00 to 23:30, in Windsor Court Road, Chobham. Hole smashed in victim’s window whilst out walking his dog

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: October 2017

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime no.45170109003 – Between 02/10/2017 from 19:00 to 03/10/2017 at 06:30, in Toby Carvery, Portsmouth Road, Camberley. Theft of items from motor Ford Transit van parked overnight at location – captured on CCTV (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170107664 – On 29/09/2017 at 20:00 in Princess Way, Camberley. Criminal Damage to the steel door that is boarding up BHS in Camberley Town Centre. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170108182 – On 30/09/2017 at 22:55, in Victoria Avenue, Camberley. Suspect has poured paint stripper onto a Range Rover Sport causing damage to the paintwork (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170105646 – Between 22/09/2017 from 23:30 to 23/09/2017 at 08:00, in Copped Hall Drive Camberley. Car parked in driveway overnight. Damage was caused during this time to the exterior of the vehicle on the driver’s side. The wing mirror was damaged and all along the side and part of the roof was badly scratched with probably a key or sharp object.
  • Crime no.45170105855 – Between 22/09/2017 from 09:45 to 25/09/2017 at 20:20, in Cedar Lane, Frimley. Forced petrol caps from two vehicles in a private car park. No petrol taken (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170107842 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:00 to 30/09/2017 at 09:30, in Field Lane, Frimley. Overnight a flower pot was used to damage rear nearside window of a Red Volkswagen Polo parked on a residential street.
  • Crime no.45170107843 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:00 to 30/09/2017 at 09:30, in Conway Close, Frimley. Offside wing mirror ripped from a white Ford Fiesta parked outside victim’s home address overnight.
  • Crime no.45170108163 – On 30/09/2017 at 21:30 in Stoneleigh Court, Frimley. In the hours of darkness a 25 cm diameter stone was thrown at a garage door causing a large dent.
  • Crime no.45170107843 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:00 to 30/09/2017 at 09:30, in Conway Close, Frimley. Offside wing mirror have been ripped off from a car parked outside victim’s home address overnight.
  • Crime no.45170107823 – On 30/09/2017 at 02:30, in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Driver’s side windscreen wiper snapped on a black Hyundai 1X35
  • Crime no.45170108165 – Between 30/09/2017 from 20:30 to 01/10/2017 at 08:30, in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Blue Volkswagen Golf car aerial stolen.
  • Crime no.45170108166 – Between 30/09/2017 from 20:30 to 01/10/2017 at 08:30 in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Silver Peugeot 308 car aerial stolen
  • Crime no.45170109080 – On 03/10/2017 from 12:01 to 06:00, in Worsley Road, Frimley. A BMW had a Stanley knife inserted in the tyre and twisted out leaving the blade inside.
  • Crime no.45170108242 – On 01/10/2017 at 05:15, in Pinewood Gardens, Bagshot. Suspect has searched silver SEAT parked on the driveway without taking anything.
  • Crime no.45170109861 – Between 04/10/2017 from 22:00 to 05/10/2017 at 06:00, in Yaverland Drive, Bagshot. Vehicle broken into and items taken.
  • Crime no.45170109286 – Between 03/10/2017 from 23:00 to 04/10/2017 at 06:00, in Beta Road, Chobham. The spare wheel and rear nearside wheel on a Land Rover stolen overnight
  • Crime no.45170108835 – On 02/10/2017 from 22:05 to 22:20, in High Street, Bagshot. During the hours of darkness have driven by in a dark grey people carrier and fired 2 ball bearings causing damage to 2 glass panes of The Cedar Tree and then have driven away.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170108998 – Between 02/10/2017 from 23:30 to 03/10/2017 at 06:30, in Gomer Road, Bagshot. Superglue has been placed into front door lock meaning door cannot be locked and will need to be replaced – there are similar reports for several houses in the road

Frimley Business Association wins ‘Britain in Bloom’ Silver Award

Surrey Heath Borough Council announced on 3rd October 2017,

Frimley Business Association is celebrating after winning a silver medal in the Britain in Bloom competition. Their competition entry was made in memory of Kevin Cantlon, Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Economic Development Officer, who sadly died in April 2017. Kevin was always very supportive of Frimley’s local businesses.

The Frimley Business Association wanted to do something positive in Kevin’s memory.  The project was supported by Surrey County Council’s Improvement Plan which provided a grant for Frimley’s greening project.

This award is even more impressive as this was the first year that Frimley Business Association had entered ‘Britain in Bloom’. A lot of hard work from the whole community went into ensuring Frimley is full of colourful hanging baskets, green planters and beautiful flower beds.

Sarah Jane Croke, from Wedding & Event Services at The Pottery, was instrumental in leading the project. She said: “I am thrilled to bits and over the moon with this award which is a very fitting tribute for Kevin and the support he showed to businesses in Frimley.  We can now get our new signs for Frimley which will include The Britain in Bloom logo.”

Natalie Cantlon, Kevin’s wife and a member of staff at SHBC said; “This was a lovely tribute to Kevin and I’m so thrilled they have won this award – it is well deserved!”

The awards are judged around the three core pillars of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom’s criteria:

  • Horticultural Achievement
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Community Participation

The RHS also states that local Bloom campaigns should consider the entire community, not just the high street or village square and the planting activities should also be sustainable and benefit the community in the long term.

The judging of the Frimley entry took place on 12 July, with the results announced on 21 September.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: September 2017, 2nd Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime No.45170100047 – Between 10/09/2017 from 20:00 to 11/09/2017 at 12:00, in Manor Way, Bagshot. Car tyres have been slashed while parked on the driveway.
  • Crime No.45170100425 – Between 11/09/2017 from 19:15 to 12/09/2017 at 10:00, in Guildford Road, West End. Kitchen window has been smashed and plants have been stolen. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170100023 – Between 09/09/2017 from 20:00 to 10/09/2017 at 06:00, in Berkshire Road, Camberley. Words have been written on the bonnet of the vehicle. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170100258 – On 11/09/2017 from 21:45 to 23:09, in Lyon Way, Camberley. Glass has been smashed at the rear of the building, the alarm was activated, entry was gained via rear fire door and a quantity of laptops had been stolen. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170100708 – Between11/09/2017 from 20:00 to 12/09/2017 at 14:00, in Kingfisher Drive, Camberley. Vehicle has had tyre damaged
  • Crime No.45170100894 – On 13/09/2017 from 13:50 to 13:55 in Guildford Road, West End. During the hours of daylight have stolen Karcher jetwasher from car dealership before making off on foot.
  • Crime No.45170102460 – On 17/09/2017 from 14:00 to 20:07, in Burma Road, Chobham. A Motorbike rider has kicked victims vehicle over the nearside of wheel arch, making the owner feel in fear of being attacked and very frightened.
  • Crime No.45170102294 – Between 16/09/2017 from 20:00 to 17/09/2017 at 07:30, in Mitcham Road, Camberley. Front windscreen of vehicle has been damaged by a brick.
  • Crime No.45170102332 – Between 15/09/2017 from 17:00 to 17/09/2017 at 09:30 in Riverside Way, Camberley. Three vans in amongst a lot of other vans have had their spare wheels stolen.
  • Crime No.45170102370 – Between 16/09/2017 from 22:00 to 17/09/2017 at 14:46, in Mitcham Road, Camberley. Tyres on vehicle have been slashed.
  • Crime No.45170101959 – Between 15/09/2017 from 17:30 to 16/09/2017 at 07:15, in Mytchett Road, Mytchett. A Digger has been stolen from the garden, where an extension is being constructed. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170102143 – Between 15/09/2017 from 18:00 to 16/09/2017 at 11:00, in Apex Drive, Frimley. Front number plate has been smashed in an attempt to remove it. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170102152 – On 16/09/2017 from 21:15 to 21.36, in Sheridan Road, Frimley. Car was parked, offside window smashed and wing mirror pushed in.
  • Crime No.45170102167 -Between 15/09/2017 from 18:00 to 16/09/2017 at 13:33, in Apex Drive. Frimley. A front number plate has been stolen off a car.
  • Crime No.45170103913 – On 17/09/2017 at 10:25, Parking area at rear of 24 High St, Camberley. Suspect has smashed a window of a Ford Transit minibus with a mug.
  • Crime No.45170105405 – On 24/09/2017 at 21:40 in Manor Way, Bagshot. Suspects have entered victims van, they were disturbed by the victim, and they then drove off. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170104759 – On 22/09/2017 from 10:30 to 15:30 in Portsmouth Road, Camberley. Ventilation cover has been damage, also pots in garden. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170105248 – In Wilton Road industrial estate, Camberley. Vehicle has had its catalytic converter stolen. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170104913 – Between 22/09/2017 from 21:00 to 23/09/2017 at 08:30, in James Road, Camberley. Car has had offside rear passenger door keyed.
  • Crime No.45170105646 – Between 22/09/2017 from 23:30 to 23/09/2017 08:00, in Copped Hall Drive Road, Camberley. Owner’s car was on their driveway overnight, damage has been caused to the driver side, wing mirror damaged, also all along the side to part of the roof has a very bad scratched. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170105857 – Between 22/09/2017 from 09:45 to 25/09/2017 at 20:20, in Cedar Lane, Frimley. Someone have forced of petrol caps from two vehicles in private car park. No petrol has been taken. Under investigation.

Uncovering the location of WW1 Prisoner of War Camp in Frimley

It’s well known that there was a First World War prisoner of war camp on Frith Hill in Frimley. There are many photos and drawings attesting to the camp. It’s its exact location that’s been lost over time.

It’s taken local military historian, Army veteran, and local resident, Roy Sellstrom BEM considerable research to identify the exact location. Roy spoke about his research in his recent talk on the subject at the Heritage Gallery in Camberley.

I’m delighted to post Roy’s talk here, along with some photos used in his talk. The timing of the article is appropriate as on Sunday 10th September Roy is leading a Frith Hill Trench Walk for Surrey Heath Museum’s Heritage Open Day events programme.

Frith Hill has had many military camps and practice areas during both World Wars. The area was a practice area for trench warfare and the site of a German Prisoner of War camp during the First World War. In the walk, Roy will reveal the earth movements and visual signs that reveal the use
of the area during the war years and the stories and facts from the past.