and Highbridge Police launch summer burglary crackdown
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week launched a new
crime initiative to raise awareness of burglaries in the area.
follows a spate
of break-ins earlier this year and a traditional increase
in burglaries over the summer when house windows are left open
during hot weather.
from Burnham-On-Sea Police Station have begun a crime prevention
scheme called 'Street a Week' in Burnham and Highbridge.
initiative involves the team visiting a different street each
week to engage with the local community and offer crime prevention
advice and support.
will be handing out crime prevention advice along with property
marking equipment. We hope to encourage residents to help us by
helping themselves by marking and registering property,"
said Constable Adrian Jones.
will be telling residents about several easy and inexpensive things
they can do to protect their property and deter thieves."
include marking property with postcodes, taking photos of valuables
such as jewellery and electrical items, making a note of serial
numbers of mobile phones, digital cameras and other items then
registering them on immobilise.com."
also advise that residents ensure all windows and doors are locked
and secure when they are out. Also, using timer switches for lights
and a radio to come on if you are out in the evening or on holiday
will also deter criminals."
"Residents should also ask a friend or a trusted neighbour
to keep an eye on their property while they are away, and consider
joining or setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area."
can also carry out a free survey of homes in the Burnham and Highbridge
area to assess what else can be done to make it secure.
For more information readers can Burnham Police via the non-emergency
PC Adrian Jones, PC Ryan Dinham and PCSO Pete Williams