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: September 2017, 1st 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 45170097868 – On 05/09/2017 between 13:45 to 18.20 in Commonfields, West End. Offender gained access to property by smashing rear French windows, have removed property and left by unknown means. Under Investigation:
  • Crime 45170098520 – Between 06/09/2017 from 22:00 to 07/09/2017 at 10:15 in Branksome Park Road, Camberley. Theft of motor vehicle from residential car park – grey BMW 320, VRN XM11REN
  • Crime 45170098529 – Between 06/09/2017 from 17:30 to 07/09/2017 at 09:00 in Elsenwood Crescent, Camberley. Front and back number plates unscrewed and stolen from a BMW 320 parked on the driveway of a dwelling.
  • Crime 45170098189 – Between 01/05/2017 from 16:29 to 01/06/2017 at 16:44 in Lorraine Road, Camberley. Outer pane of window has been shattered.
  • Crime 45170098239 – On 05/09/2017 from 07:00 to 19:20 in Ford Road, Bisley. Burglary dwelling – entry gained via back door. (Under investigation)
  • Crime 45170098883 – Between 07/09/2017 from 21:30 to 08/09/2017 at 06:15 at Flexlands School, Chobham. Estates manager arrived at the school and found the padlock and chain to the gates had been broken off, nothing has been taken.
  • Crime 45170099507 – Between 08/09/2017 from 23:00 to 09/09/2017 at 08:30 in Miles Place, Lightwater. Side of Car has got a long scratch down the side.
  • Crime 45170099951 – Between 10/09/2017 from 20:00 to 11/09/2017 at 06:00 in London Road, Camberley. Theft of tools taken and Dash Cam from Van.
  • Crime: 45170099093 – On 07/09/2017 at 23:00 in Princess Way, Camberley. Shop broken into, damage caused to back door and lock broken, stole Cash Register, also tried to steal the Safe. Under investigation.
  • Crime 45170099181 – Between 06/09/2017 from 23:55 to 08/09/2017 at 15:37 in Avenue Sucy, Camberley. Entered property by insecure rear entry, money has been taken. Under investigation
  • Crime 45170099506 – Between 08/09/2017 from 17:30 to 09/09/2017 at 11:30 in Windermere Walk, Heatherside. Vehicle has been broken into overnight.

Giant redwood tree avenue in Heatherside spruced up

I visited a friend in Heatherside yesterday. He was delighted to tell me about how the Borough Council had cleared vegetation between the Giant Redwood trees, and improved the path between the avenue of trees. They can be seen after a little way into Cumberland Avenue from the Maultway, and by looking right, there is a magnificent avenue of Giant Redwood trees. Once called Wellingtonia’s and now properly known as Sequoiadendron giganteum.

Redwood World has the details of the avenue of over 200 Giant Redwood trees, beginning in Yockley Close, through Heatherside Recreation Ground, almost reaching Upper Chobham Road. There’s a lovely comment in the Redwood World article, which says

“Thanks to Duncan who sent us some very interesting information about this avenue: I can tell you this avenue was planted in 1865 by my great great grandfather, Frederick Street (1835-1906). He did this on behalf of Augustus Mongredien – the then owner of Heatherside House (a pretty house which still stands beside the B311, at the northern end of the avenue), with its associated tree and shrub nursery which extended over some 30 acres nearby of what was then the Bagshot Heath.”

There’s nothing left of the nursery, but the avenue of trees.

From their introduction to the UK from California in the 1850’s the tree was called a Wellingtonia. A successful marketing ploy to associate the new tree species with a famous general. However, the rest of the world didn’t much like our cultural imperialism and by 1962 the name Wellingtonia was changed to Sequoiadendron giganteum.

Here are my photos, and a short video on recognising a Giant redwood with it’s familiar soft bark. Click on photos to enlarge.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: May 2017: 4th 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,

  • Surrey PoliceVehicle Crime. Between 12/05/2017 from 22:00 to 13/05/2017 at 17:05, at Gilbert Road, Frimley. All four hubcaps had been stolen from Blue Renault Megane DS06 EAA.
  • Crime No.45170050425 – On 15/05/2017 from 16:00 to 16:45, at Beverley Close, Heatherside. An attempt had been made to try and gain access of front door causing tool mark damage. Van had been broken into tools had been stolen.
  • Crime No.45170050797 – Between 15/05/2017 from 21:00 to 16/05/2017 at 12:10, at Bicknell Road, Parkside. Have gained access to house via front window, have made tidy search. (Under Investigation)

Woking Bikeathon cyclists race thru Deepcut, Heatherside, Lightwater, and Chobham

All day on Sunday 10th May there’ll be cyclists in the Woking Bikeathon racing through parts of Surrey Heath. The 27 mile long route goes through Deepcut, along the Maultway in Heatherside, onto Lightwater down Red Road, along Lightwater Road, leaving Lightwater via Broadway Road and then along an interesting country lane  – Hook Mill Lane through to Valley End and continuing to Chobham, before leaving Surrey Heath to continue around Woking.

Camberley News has the SPECTATOR GUIDE, and the route map is below, click to expand.

Woking Bikeathon


Surrey Police neighbourhood watch crime bulletin for Surrey Heath

Surrey Police volunteer Stephanie Edwards 20420 – Neighbourhood Watch Administrator [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] in her latest bulletin reports on recent burglaries in the borough:

Crime reference – 45150029024 a burglary occurred between 21.00 on 08/04/2015 – 17.00 on 09/04/2015 in Malta Road, Deepcut, Camberley. Entry gained by cutting padlocks and using a crowbar to force open window, items stolen 2 competition bicycles worth £8000.

Crime reference – 4510030238 a burglary occurred between 22.00 on 12/4/2015 and 12.15 on 13/04/2015 in Inglewood Avenue, Heatherside. Used tools to force entry to rear patio doors. Nothing stolen.

Crime reference – 45150031171 between 21.50 on 14/04/2015 – 22.16 16/04/2015 a burglary occurred in Belton Road, Camberley. Entry gained at the rear of the property, forced window open, untidy search upstairs, nothing stolen

Crime reference – 45150031151 between 08.00 on 15/04/2015 – 19.30 on 16/04/2015 burglary occurred in Manor Way, Bagshot. Gained entry at the rear by forcing open UPVC door to the conservatory. Tidy search conducted, nothing stolen

Received a call from a resident who was reporting a cold call from a company stating an initiative was being run between the Police and Local Council in regards to Burglar Alarms.

Please be assured that Surrey Police do not endorse any specific models of Burglar Alarms.