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Rous Lench

Rous Lench to Ab Lench, - notice of road closure

 WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
PUBLIC NOTICE
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
(C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench, Rous Lench)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021
Order made: to close that part of C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench from its junction with
U43605 Abbots Lench Lane to its junction with C2022 Broad Lane to Rous Lench.
Reason: New Customer Connection by Severn Trent Water.
Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where
there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.
Alternative route: C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench, C2022 The Green, C2011 Rous Lench,
Green to Low Road, C2011 Low Road, C2263 Ab Lench Road, C2263 Rous Lench to Ab
Lench and vice versa.
Maximum duration: 18 Months. Anticipated duration: 3 days Commencing: 29 November
2021
Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road
Worcester
25 November 2021

 

theft at alloments - west mercia advice

 
   

                                                                                         Theft at Allotments


There has been a recent increase in the number of thefts in comparison with previous years, in particular numerous sheds have been attacked at the same site.

The offenders are targeting sheds which are both secured and insecure. The sheds are being attacked throughout the night, and at weekends. The offenders have stolen items including gardening equipment and tools 

Crime Prevention generic advice would be to;

  • Encouragement to replace or repair sheds easily broken into
  • Encouragement to keep sheds locked with high quality locks in more than one place.
  • To take valuable tools/equipment home if not required on a regular basis.
  • To conceal items within sheds in cupboards, chain items together especially trolleys or wheelbarrows that could be used to remove smaller items back to a vehicle. Do not leave such items outside of secured sheds
  • Mark items Overt marking systems i.e. CRE-MARK showing house number/name and use of Smartwater for machinery and other valuable items, together with appropriate. Smart Water signage to the perimeter of the sites to re-enforce the message that
    property has been forensically marked.
  • Allotment owners/Reps to make sure that all allotment plots are being utilised to maximise the owner presence on the site. Later night use of the allotments throughout summer if possible, spacing out use among plot holders throughout day to maintain presence
  • Ensure that each allotment holder secures the main entrance gates when they go
    home. If possible someone could be given the responsibility of checking that gates are
    locked, main entrance is secure.
  • Secure gate lock to be used. Put up signage to state allotments are private for owners use only and if there are public footpaths close by make sure signage is adequate so people walk along footpath without coming onto site.
  • Make sure perimeter is secure-repair any gaps. Consider anti climb measures with appropriate signage if applicable.

 

Preventing Theft from a Motor Vehicle - info from West Mercia Police

 

Preventing Theft from a Motor Vehicle

Your checklist

When you park your vehicle, just follow these simple tips:

  • close your sunroof
  • check you haven’t left your keys in the ignition
  • don’t keep your log book in the car
  • double-check your central locking has actually locked – listen for the clunk/click noise (if you’ve got keyless then look through the window to check)
  • don't leave your car with the engine running
  • don't leave anything of value in the car

Lock your vehicle

Locking your vehicle, even when filling up or parked on your drive, greatly reduces the possibility of it being targeted by an opportunist thief. Even if you have locked your vehicle, check you haven’t left any windows or the sunroof open.

Fuelling up or popping back into your house to get something are perfect examples of how easy it is to turn your back for a moment and forget your vehicle is unsecured. So get into the habit of locking your vehicle even if you’re only going to be away from it for a moment.

If your vehicle has wing mirrors that fold in automatically when locked, make sure you lock it properly. Criminal gangs are looking for vehicles like these where the wing mirrors are still out because it is clear to them that the vehicle has been left unlocked.

Take it with you or hide it

Your mobile phone, coins for the car park, sunglasses, packs of medication or other items that can earn quick cash are irresistible to the opportunist thief. Remember, the cost of replacing a window is often much more than that of what’s stolen. And it should go without saying that wallets, handbags, purses and credit cards should never be left in an unattended vehicle. 

Secure anything that’s on the outside of your vehicle

Anything left on roof-racks, tailgate racks, holiday top boxes or in tool chests are easily stolen when the vehicle is parked. The use of cable locks, padlocks and self-locking tools chests, which are secured to the vehicle, makes them more secure, but still, don’t leave things in them if you can avoid it.

Tool theft from vans

Vans are often targeted by thieves for the tools stored inside. If you have to leave tools in a van overnight, it's a good idea to mark them clearly with your name / company name and address using paint pens and seal with a clear lacquer spray. Alternatively, you can use a variety of other property marking systems, including Smartwater.  Items that are clearly marked are less desirable and more difficult to sell on. Consider using a lockable cabinet within your van to store tools – a number of security rated products are available. Small cameras are also designed to record inside vehicles and portable battery alarms are useful

Park in well-lit and busier areas

It can take less than 30 seconds to break into a vehicle. Parking in well-lit areas and busy streets increases the chances of a thief being seen, so they’ll probably steer clear. Pick your car park carefully. The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard that benchmarks the safety and security of car parks. A ‘Park Mark’ means the site has been assessed and vetted by the police.

Car park finder|Safer Parking Scheme (parkmark.co.uk)

Hide electrical items and leave no clues

Leaving Sat Nav mounts, suction cup marks on windows or cables on view gives it away that you have left a Sat Nav, smartphone or other device in your car. Even if they can’t see the Sat Nav or iPad they might still break in to see if it’s stored in the car, out of sight.

Take your documents with you

Having a vehicle’s registration and insurance documents could let a thief pretend to be the owner. Which means they could sell it on quite easily. So, never leave any documents in the vehicle.

We are also encouraging the community to call us on 101 if they see anyone acting suspiciously around a vehicle.

If you ever feel at risk, or a crime is in progress, please always dial 999. 

Thank you for your help. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime. 

Road closure notice: part of C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench

WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

PUBLIC NOTICE

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

(C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench, Rous Lench)(Temporary Closure) Order 2021 

Proposed Order: to close that part of C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench from its junction with  U43605 Abbots Lench Lane to its junction with C2022 Broad Lane to Rous Lench.

Reason: New Customer Connection by Severn Trent Water.

Exemptions: to permit access to any land or premises fronting the highway affected where there is no other form of access; and to allow the works to be undertaken.

Alternative route: C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench, C2022 The Green, C2011 Rous Lench, Green to Low Road, C2011 Low Road, C2263 Ab Lench Road, C2263 Rous Lench to Ab Lench and vice versa.

Maximum duration: 18 MonthsAnticipated duration: 3 days Commencing: 29 November 2021

Thomas Pollock Head of Commercial Law (Legal & Governance) County Hall Spetchley Road Worcester

4 November 2021


Historic post box refurbishment, Radford

The historic post box in Radford  has been refurbished. This has been carried out by Reynolds Conservation. Works have been carried out to the roof, finial, timbers and stonework. 
The parish council is pleased this iconic box is now in good repair and can be admired for generations to come. This was financed by the parish council and Royal Mail.

Smart Water Kits - helping to deter burglary - update

 Have you received your free SmartWater kit? We have been working with the ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ Team and West Mercia Police to protect resident’s homes from burglary.

Due to the current restriction of Covid-19 and the need to self-isolate, your kits have been sent out postally. Unfortunately, it was not possible to do this for all households due to Data Protection Regulations. This meant that only those on the open electoral register or who had given us their details in our consultation last year have been sent kits. Any other household will receive their free kit when lockdown lifts.

Quick recap on SmartWater and its benefits: it consists of 85% Water, 10% polymers plus a unique mix of rare earth metal traces making every bottle unique. It is invisible in daylight but fluoresces under UV light. You dab a small dot on your valuable items.

If your items were stolen and had been protected by SmartWater, the police could trace them back to you by the national database where your kit is registered.

SmartWater protected areas see an average reduction in burglaries of 65%. Thieves know that it is a Smartwater area by the stickers in your kit (to put on items and in your windows) and by street signage (that is to come).

It is ESSENTIAL that the window stickers go up on your property in full view – this is a huge burglary deterrent.

If you have received your kit, please put it to use straightaway and make your home and our area safer.

 If you have not yet received yours then please be reassured, we will get it out to your household as soon as we can. If you wish to email me to double check you are on the list for a kit, then email rouslenchpc@gmail.com with your name and address.

Crime Prevention Tips (from Vicky Elliot PCSO at January 2019's council meeting)

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

- Report
anything out of the ordinary/suspicious on telephone number 101.
- Register on a free website such as immobilise.com which allows you to privately note down make/model /serial numbers of your property to make an inventory just in case you get burgled. This will help to identify what has been taken and  will assist the Police in their search.
- Use Smart Water to mark your property. This forensic traceable liquid allows the Police to track your property back to you via its unique forensic code. For more information or to purchase, go online at www.smartwater.com
- Join local Whatsapp groups or closed Facebook groups of ‘Your Neighbour Next Door’ where you can flag up anything suspicious to your community/neighbours (like an online neighbourhood watch).