Neighbourhood Policing Team warn residents to improve security
Police in Salisbury are warning residents to take action to improve security for their sheds, garages and outbuildings following a recent increase in ‘non dwelling’ burglaries reported in the Salisbury area.
Items stolen include power tools and garden machinery such as strimmers, chain saws and leaf blowers.
Salisbury Neighbourhood Policing Team are working hard to identify suspects and have issued the following advice.
Tips to make your garage and shed more secure:
• If you use padlocks, invest in a good quality closed shackle padlock
• Fit backplates and use threaded coach bolts for all door hinges, hasps and staples to prevent them being wrenched free
• Chain large items together with smaller items
• Board over or fit welded mesh to any windows and use net curtains to stop people seeing what you have inside
• Install security lighting
• Fit additional locks to your up and over garage door – the standard fitted locks are not always sufficient to prevent a break-
• Treat any pedestrian door to your garage as you would an outside door of your home – fit a minimum five-
• Make sure all items in your garage and shed are marked and registered with Immobilise.com. Mark with a DNA property marking system and if large, paint your postcode in bright colour on the item.
• Take photos and record make, model and serial numbers of power tools.
• Check sure your insurance covers items in garages, shed and outhouses.
Remember, tools from your shed or garage could be used to break into your home – by securing them you are making your home more secure.
Residents are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team for further advice via 101.
Read the Parish Council view on the proposed development on Old Sarum Airfield
Our Parish Plan outlined the need for the following action:
"The Parish Council will continue to secure representation from the four communities and will seek further ways to improve its association with them for example by rotating the venue of Parish meetings."
Future Parish Council meetings will be held at Old Sarum (Primary School), Hampton Park (Greentrees School) and Laverstock (PC Office at River Bourne Community Farm) on a rolling programmed basis.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held at the River Bourne Community Farm at 7pm on Monday 18 th November 2013. Residents are welcome to attend.
Details of meetings and agenda are to be found on our Meetings page.
Bag it and bin it ! Clean up after your dog.
The Parish Council is committed to keeping our environment clean and healthy for everyone to enjoy. Dog poo is a blight on pavements, pathways, greens and playing fields throughout the Parish. We have started a campaign to encourage responsible dog ownership.
All dog owners should:
Carry a 'poop scoop' or plastic bags -
Free dog poo bags are available from:
Old Sarum Community Rooms
Hampton Park Vets
Salisbury SP1 3GZ
River Bourne Community Farm Shop (9 to 4pm Mon – Fri 10 to 1pm Sat)
Salisbury SP1 2SR
The PC is providing a which table lists the Planning Applications that have been referred to the Parish Council for their opinion. Applications are generally considered by a team of three
Councillors, but may occasionally be referred to the whole Council. Full details may be viewed on the Wiltshire Council website.
The RESPONSE is the view of the Parish Council and will be considered, along with other consultations, by Wiltshire Council, who will make the decision.
Click here to see the table of applications.
Giving power back to the people
What is an Area Board?
The Area Boards are a new way of working to bring local decision making back into the heart of the community. They are a formal part of Wiltshire Council that try to find solutions for local issues such as road repairs, traffic problems and speeding in villages, litter, facilities for young people and affordable housing.
People who work with the 18 Area Boards include councillors, community area managers, democratic service officers together with one member of the council’s top decision making committee, the cabinet. It also includes the local NHS, fire and emergency services, police, town and parish councils, community area partnerships and many other groups.
By working in partnership with local communities, the council can achieve so much more than it ever could on its own. We hope this will lead to better services, better communities and a better quality of life for everyone in Wiltshire.
Southern Wiltshire Area Board meetings
5 December 2013 Downton Memorial Hall 6.30pm for 7pm start
30 January 2014 Alderbury Village Hall 6.30pm for 7pm start
Salisbury Area Board (Bishopdown Farm) meetings
9 January 2014 6.30pm for 7pm Location to be advised
Hampton Park 2 Country Park