Tool protection is top of the agenda for police
LEICESTERSHIRE Police is advising people with tools in vans to remove them when leaving their vehicle unattended, following 60 thefts in the last month.
Since the beginning of the month, the number of incidents has increased with the majority of thefts taking place overnight on driveways of domestic residences and hotel car parks.
Police are urging people to follow the advice below to ensure they don’t fall victim to tool crime:
• Do not park your vehicle in an unlit area – if possible, park beneath a security light or street light;
• If you have to park in an unlit car park, position it near to a CCTV camera;
• Reverse your vehicle so that the doors are against a solid object such as a wall or tall hedge;
• Take any tools out of the van;
• and; Mark your tools with a UV pen, so that any recovered property can be identified and returned.
Superintendent Neil Castle said: “We continually advise people to protect their vehicles from crime, but this increase in thefts shows that people aren’t heeding our advice. We’re doing all we can, but we also need your help too.”
Mote information is available by visiting www.leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/vehicle-crime
Stalls still available at animal charity’s fair
A SMALL number of stalls are still available at a Autumn fair in Stretton in aid of animal charity Nowzad.
The charity rescues and re-homes stray dogs and cats in Afghanistan and improves animal welfare in the country
It will take place at The Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton on Sunday October 13.
Admission to the public will be free with donations for the charity welcome
Elaine runs a not-for-profit website called Lost and Fond where anyone can create an online memorial for a pet they have loved and lost. Nowzad is Lost and Fond’s charity of this year.
Stalls will cost £10. Email Elaine Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
School holiday events set to come to an end
THE last summer holiday event run by South Derbyshire District Council takes place tomorrow.
Forest Frenzy takes place at Rosliston Forestry Centre, in Burton Road, between 12pm and 5pm.
Youngsters can try fun and varied activities with unlimited access to laser combat, mountain biking, archery, climbing, hawk walks, bouncy castles, arts and crafts.
There are also opportunities to experience human table football, crazy golf, KMX karting, tubing and the Xplorer navigational challenge.
It costs £10 for a wristband. Adults pay half price if attending with a full paying child.
Council leader Bob Wheeler said: “The activities available provides a great opportunity for young people to get out.”