issue advice following thefts from sheds and allotments
have been holding property-marking events at local allotments
to help prevent thefts of tools and gardening equipment from sheds.
have been several thefts of this kind across Sedgemoor in recent
PCSO Jo Farrow has been working with local allotment holders to
proactively tackle the issue and reduce the number of incidents.
far, two successful allotment marking days have been held with
lots of positive feedback from green-fingered gardeners and allotment
of the tools and equipment were marked with the owner's postcode
and initials. Digital photos were also taken and details of the
items were recorded on a national database, which means they would
be easy to identify and return if they were stolen. Crime prevention
advice and security leaflets were also given to plot holders.