Two signs, one good and legal, the other bad and anti-social

Here are two the signs [click on images to enlarge],

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Both are in Lightwater. The Surrey Police Burglars Beware sign is affixed to a lamppost on by the island joining Corbett Drive and Briar Avenue. I’m not aware of any burglaries in the immediate vicinity. I imagine the sign is placed at a strategic point for on a through road in Lightwater. Recently, driving around this island, I missed noticing a police car parked in Corbett Drive on burglary watch.

Now, the second sign. It’s easy to say that this sign is a form of vandalism, as it’s nailed firmly – with four nails – to the tree. Certainly worth taking a note of the name, and to be sure not to use their services. I’ll be emailing them to request its removal, without damaging the tree. The offending sign is on Briar Avenue, near the island mentioned above.

Latest Neighbourhood Crime Watch Bulletin for Camberley

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

Crime Reference – 451500016333 – Between 26/2/2015 – 27/02/2015 a burglary occurred in Manor Way, Camberley. Access gained by climbing onto Conservatory roof, entered through open small bathroom window, conducted tidy search, electronic items and jewellery was stolen. Left front door open upon leaving property.

If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of a doorstep scam, contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or in an emergency dial 999.

Update to Neighbourhood Watch crime bulletin for Frimley and Camberley

Surrey Police volunteer Stephanie Edwards 20420 – Neighbourhood Watch Administrator [Contact telephone: 101 Ext. 31374] issued this CORRECTION today to last week’s Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin on recent burglaries in the borough:

Crime Reference – 4515000138885 – Between the hours 11.30am – 19.45pm on 18/2/2015 a burglary occurred in Chillingham Way, Camberley. The property was unoccupied. Access gained by climbing over garden fence, used tool to push out the lock chamber. Jewellery was stolen.

Crime Reference - 451500014398 – Between the hours 10.00 – 19/2/2015 – 20/02/2015 at 12.25 a burglary occurred in Lime Avenue, Frimley. Entry gained by climbing side gate of property, a small table was used to smash patio door at the rear to gain access, tidy search, the loft ladder was pulled down nothing removed.

Crime Reference - 451500014179 – Between the hours 18.30pm – 19.00pm 19/2/2015 – a burglary occurred in Oakway Drive, Frimley. Entry gained by smashing UPVC door, evidence of tools being used. Untidy search, stolen silver cutlery and money

Crime Reference – 451500014983 – Between 10.30 on 18/2/2015 – 22/2/2015 at 13.45 a burglary occurred at Hartford Rise, Camberley. Entry gained through front UPVC door, not doubled locked, forced the lock, discarding it from the frame, tool marks on frame. Untidy search, stolen Jewellery.

Bogus Trading Standards Officer Alert: Surrey Trading Standards don’t cold call and NEVER ask for money. If you receive a visit or a telephone call from an individual purporting to be a Trading Standards Officer, call Surrey County Council on 03456 009 009 to verify their ID. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of a doorstep scam, contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or in an emergency dial 999.

Neighbourhood watch crime bulletin reports on two burglaries in Surrey Heath

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

Crime Reference - 4515000113421: Between the hours 18.00pm – 11.54am on 16/2/2015 – 17/02/2215 a burglary occurred in Portsmouth Road, Frimley. Access gained into the conservatory by forcing a window. No entry was gained into the house as the connecting door was locked. At the time of writing it’s not known if any thing was stolen.

 Crime Reference – 4515000138885: Between the hours 11.30am – 19.45pm on 18/2/2015 a burglary occurred in Gillingham Way, Camberley. The property was unoccupied. Access gained by climbing over garden fence, used tool to push out the lock chamber. Jewellery was stolen.

Bogus Trading Standards Officer Alert:  Surrey Trading Standards don’t cold call and NEVER ask for money. If you receive a visit or a telephone call from an individual purporting to be a Trading Standards Officer, call Surrey County Council on 03456 009 009 to verify their ID. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of a doorstep scam, contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or in an emergency dial 999

Sensible of Surrey PCC to ask for a 1.99% increase not 24%

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley has announced that, following extensive local resident consultation, he has decided not to go ahead with referendum for an increase of 24% to the police share of council tax for the coming year. Instead he’s proposing a 1.99% increase.

I wonder whether, in addition to resident consultations, the Surrey Police and Crime Panel also had an effect. I’m reckoning that it had a huge effect.

The members of this panel are nearly all local councillors, one from each of the 11 boroughs in Surrey, plus one from Surrey County Council. Many of these members are either council leaders of portfolio holders, who’d be certain to impress upon the commissioner the costs of holding a referendum. Though the panel has few powers it has a strong voice of local government.

Invitation to the Surrey Heath Crime Summit – Thur 12th Feb

Zero-Tolerance-logoIn case you didn’t receive an invitation from Kevin Hurley, Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner, here it is. The invitation is to the Surrey Heath Crime Summit on Thursday 12th February at Camberley Theatre. The event starts at 7pm, with refreshments available from 6:30pm.

Space is limited at these events and attendance is by registration only, so please do let them know early if you would like to take part. You can register to attend the event in a number of ways. The easiest way is to register online at http://surreyheathcrimesummit.eventbrite.co.uk.

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