Tuesday, 11 April 2017

April Police Beat Surgery

The April Beat Surgery for the Frampton Cotterell beat (which also covers Coalpit Heath, Westerleigh and Iron Acton and the surrounding areas) will be held from 6pm to 7pm on Friday 21st April in the Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell. This is your chance to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have.

The police have also issued advice on keeping your homes secure as the warmer weather arrives. They warn that it only takes a moment for a sneak thief to get into your property and steal a handbag, wallet or other portable valuables. They advise:

  • Remember to make sure your door is locked by turning the key - some ‘paddle and stub’-handled doors might seem to be locked by lifting the handle, but can still be opened from outside. 
  • Take the keys out of the lock of doors and windows and keep them safely out of sight.
  • Fit motion sensing security lights around your property
  • Keep tools locked up in a secure shed or garage
  • Make sure garden furniture and wheelie bins can’t be moved to gain access to upstairs windows
  • Lock up and sett the alarm, if you have one, at night as well as when you go out
  • Hide your keys and handbag or wallet safely out of sight 
  • Keep cash in the bank and jewellery and other high-value items with a specialist secure storage company
  • Keep photographs and a description of items with sentimental value 
For more advice, visit the Avon and Somerset Police website. police website.

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