Shed Breaks

Alert message sent 03/12/2017 10:15:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Please find below some advice regarding securing your shed/ outbuilding as we have had a couple of shed breaks reported in the Nantwich rural areas
  • Fit a strong hasp and padlock to your shed door. Make sure the door is strong enough to resist being kicked or pushed in. Replace standard hinges with strap hinges secured by coach bolts or use security screws on existing hinges.
  • Consider fitting a battery operated shed alarm.
  • Visibly mark the property you keep in your shed and garage and use anchor points to secure larger tools and equipment.
  • Take pictures of your property and log down any serial numbers
  • Garden security
  • Your front garden should not provide cover for a burglar. Hedges or fences at the front of your home should be limited to 1 metre high.
  • At the rear of your property, hedges, fences or walls should be at least 1.8 metres high. Gates leading to the rear of your property should be the same height and padlocked.
  • Move ladders, tables, chairs and wheelie bins so that they cannot be used to climb on. If possible, chain and padlock them to a strong anchor point.
  • Fit lighting in your garden
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Sharon Jones (Police, PCSO, Crewe LPU Nantwich PCSO)

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