Month: August 2018

Community Safety, News

Preventing Vehicle Crime

Do not be complacent about keeping your property and your vehicle safe. By following the below advice you can help prevent opportunist thieves from
striking.

Never leave anything on show in your vehicle and remember to take your sat nav and audio equipment with you. Always remove the sat nav cradle and wipe away the suction marks.

Remember, never leave the car with its engine running or the keys in the ignition and fit self-locking screws to prevent number plates being stolen and always lock your car and fully close its windows and sunroof when you are leaving it unattended. Double check by pulling your vehicles door handles to ensure the central locking system is working correctly.

Fit anti-theft devices to steering wheels, fuel caps and wheels and park in well-lit areas or in a secure car park. Never leave your mobile phone behind and do not store items in the boot, remember to take them with you.

Keyless entry vehicles, although convenient, are currently an extremely easy target for theft with increasing numbers being stolen. However, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk.

1. Ensure your vehicle is properly locked and keep keys far away from doors and windows to ensure the vehicle is no longer in range of the key?s signal.

2. Place keys in a metal/foiled lined box or container, or another container that blocks the keys signal from reaching the vehicle when it?s not in use.

3. Switch off the key?s wireless signal when you don?t need your vehicle. If you are unsure if the key has this function, find out in your owner?s manual.

4. You could also purchase an aftermarket security device, such as a steering wheel lock, a driveway parking post or even a wheel clamp. Even if the thieves are able to access and start your car, these should prevent them from driving away. Many criminals will consider bypassing these as ?too much hassle?.

5. Other steps include checking if there are any software updates for the car itself, remaining vigilant for unusual activity in your area and having an aftermarket immobiliser or tracker fitted.

For further information on all forms of crime prevention, please visit: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2099/Crime-and-safety

Community Safety, News

Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – August 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

Volunteers from Clifton have now been vetted by the police and trained in the use of the laser speed gun. Site risk assessments have been undertaken at various sites within Clifton so we are almost ready to start running Community Speed Watch checks on vehicles travelling through the village. High Visibility jackets have been obtained as have suitable signs. All that is needed now is a speed gun, but at a cost of around £1000 each this is not going to be easy.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be in October and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

General, News, Parish Council

Help needed to make our Fete a success for everyone!

The organising group is in need of assistance to run the Fete on the day itself, and make it a success for everyone who attends.  Volunteers would be welcome to cover any of the activities listed below (and also not for the whole time stated) If you would like to help in any way,  please do get in touch. To give you an idea about what assistance is needed:

  • 6-8 people to help erect a large marquee from 7.30 – 9am (and to take it down between 5 – 7pm)
  • 2 people to act as gate marshals from 9am – 12noon
  • 2 people to help stallholders on arrival from 9am -11am
  • 2 people to help sell raffle tickets from 12noon -4pm
  • 2 people to help take entry fees for the produce and fun dog shows from 8am – 3pm
  • 6 -8 people to help serve food and drinks from 12noon -5pm

If you feel you can help out in some way please contact Alastair Robinson on 07771 945290 or by email to villagefete@cliftonupondunsmore.org.uk.

Community Safety, News

Community Speed Watch training

The Parish Council is pleased to support the new Clifton Community Speed Watch initiative .

A training course for those that have already volunteered to become involved in the Community Speed Watch and have gone through the police vetting process, will take place on Monday 13th August in the ground floor room at the TMH from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.