APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
UPDATE FROM POLICE
Congratulations to the organisers of the N21 Festival.
Burglary is much reduced:
two in June from 13 in May. The main
area affected is bounded by Broadwalk,
Green Lanes, Bourne Hill and The Green.
Theft from motor vehicles is also
reduced. Number plates are sometimes
Theft of motor vehicles is now
rare in Winchmore Hill, the commonest
method is to use ‘relay attack’ to open cars
Cadets are visiting
all houses and delivering advice leaflets.
Do not leave windows and doors open.
If you are away, leave lights on and ask friends /
neighbours / relatives to drop by so that it is not obvious the
house is empty.
Use signage to make the house less
attractive e.g.dangerous dog signs.
Car doors do not always lock when locked remotely -
Locking screws for number plates
are available form police or online.
A knife and bag of mobile
phone cases has been found in the grounds.
It is the opinion of our local police that the
store should lock all their gates. If
any cannot be locked, they should be covered by HD
However, this land is owned by
Sainsbury’s so any action is up to them. The original planning permission which was
determined by the planning inspectorate, did not have a condition
regarding security. It was proposed at the time of the appeal but
the inspector did not consider it was necessary and therefore did
not include it.
Theft using a scooter
Two young men are
riding a scooter and snatching phones.
If seen please record number plates and tell the police.
Residents reported drug dealing in the
area. They think that the CCTV signs
were a deterrent.
ACTION: EHu to see if CCTV can be installed again.
PRESENTATION: FIRE SAFETY
IN YOUR HOME - Bob Brown (retired fire officer)
The more times you take a risk the more likely it is that a
fire will start.
The fire safety department can provide advice and in some
cases will install equipment.
Working alarms save lives.
that are working.
Use a heat alarm in
the kitchen and smoke alarms everywhere else.
As a minimum, install one on each floor; one in
each room is ideal.
Avoid using candles - they have a naked flame and are easily
knocked over. If you must use a candle,
make sure the holders are stable and site them away from anything
Keep combustible things away from heaters.
Most major fires start in the kitchen.
Do not leave the room if the grill or hob is
If a fire starts:
Turn off the ignition,
Do NOT move any burning items
You can try to smother a fire in a pan with wet towels.
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