PCSO Jacqui Brook Liaison Report to 12/06/2017
Anti-social behaviour and nuisance have continued to affect the Old Park area. Police are working with stakeholders including Town and Country Housing to monitor the situation
The data available from the SID was shared with Jacqui, and discussion about the analysis followed. The general feeling is that the data will prove very useful in informing the Parish Council and the PCSO of potential problems or patterns.
Information from other Crime Prevention sources has brought the following matters to the attention of the Clerk:
On 17th May between 05.15 and 15.20 there was an attempted burglary of a dwelling in Archers Court Road. No entry was gained nor property stolen.
Between 18th May 18:30 and 19th May 12:40 a black car parked in Courtland Avenue was broken into and house keys and some cash were taken.
Between 8th May 18:00 and 9th May 11:00 a silver Vauxhall Antara which was parked outside a property in Elysium Park Close was broken into and items taken including a small amount of cash and sunglasses. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.
Between 8th May 17:00 and 9th May 08:30 a black Range Rover which was parked outside a property in Elysium Park Close was broken into and items taken including a small amount of cash, sunglasses and a touch screen I-Pad.
Advice remains that if you see anything suspicious, be it a person, group of individuals or vehicle, please report it to 101 in a non-emergency situation or 999 if an emergency. More information supplied by Jacqui regarding the reporting of suspicious persons can be found on the Parish Council website (www.whitfieldpc.kentparishes.gov.uk)
Other crime prevention advice includes keeping your doors and windows locked at all times, even when you are in the house.
Don’t leave empty boxes on display outside. Discarded packaging advertises all the new goods you have indoors.
Don’t leave car keys and handbags lying around on display or near to windows and doors for prying eyes to see.
Make it look like someone is at home when you are going out for the evening. Leave lights on and close the curtains. If you have a burglar alarm, set it.
If you are going on holiday, ask a friend, relative or neighbour to keep an eye on your house.
Don’t advertise your property on social media sites as this could attract unwanted attention.
Jacqui also advises that with the onset of finer weather, please ensure that your sheds, garages and outbuildings are left secure and your garden tools, mowers and ride on mowers are placed inside and out of view. Keep your garden secure – padlock / bolt your gates.
Please make police aware of any incidents. In most cases they will be able to increase patrols in the vicinity to act as a deterrent. The police can only deal with problems if they are aware of them.
As always Jacqui is happy to call on individuals to give further Crime Prevention Advice.
The next PCSO Whitfield Parish Surgery is due to take place on Thursday 15th June 2017, between 10am and 11am at the Farmers Market in the Village Hall, then Thursday 13th July 2017 at the same venue and time.