Welcome back to Stokeinteignhead’s Neighbourhood Watch page and thanks to Mike Mockford for ‘rescuing’ the home page for us.
The home page carries current and seasonal information and warnings and will draw your attention to new posts on the other pages like Home Security and Scams etc.
Please have a look at the ‘105’ page, this is a new post.
At the moment, with the nights ‘drawing in’ we are being warned to keep garages and sheds locked because thefts from insecure outbuildings are on the increase. Thefts from vehicles are also on the increase, please keep items of value out of sight, put valuables in the boot when you park and make sure all doors are locked when you leave the vehicle unattended, even on your own drive.
Lastly, I know you hate it when someone mentions Christmas in October but it’s not too early to remind you that the presents you buy and store in your homes, ready for the festive season, make us all an attractive target for thieves. Please keep presents out of sight of doors and windows so they end up with your friends and relatives, rather than with a thief at Christmas.
Remember to keep the NHW stickers on your doors or windows and please keep an eye on your neighbours property. A few lights on timers to make your house look occupied when you’re away are also a good idea but do tell your neighbours what you’ve done.