Neighbourhood Watch – September 2020


Jane’s Watch                                                                                                                      September 2020

Dear Residents 
We start the month with an information appeal, on Monday September 7th, 2020 between 11:58am and 12:05pm an ornate ceramic bird bath was stolen from Cleresden Rise, Cliddesden. A silver car was seen to enter and stop outside the garden and then drove away a short time afterwards. PC Reid asks that if anyone saw anything suspicious to please contact him directly. 

We have experienced a couple of thefts from gardens recently, firstly at Chilton Candover there was a theft of two lead planters whilst at Upton Grey York stone was stolen. Please may we ask you to remain vigilant, photograph and mark valuable items. 

Sadly, PC Reid has to report an increase in the local crime rate, mostly around the area of this magazine. For the first eight months of the year there were no reported house burglaries across the whole of the 75 sq. miles of the twenty-two parishes of PC Reid’s initial area. However, in late September a home was broken into in Dummer Road at Axford where property was stolen whilst the owners were away. Two days later a second burglary was reported in Chilton Candover where a substantial amount of art and paintings were stolen. Whilst this is a rare occurrence it does highlight that criminals continue to travel into our area and commit crime. 

As the evenings draw in please consider your home security, leave lights on and use timers, consider an alarm and CCTV, leave a radio / television on, please make the appearance that someone is at home, consider ‘Beware of the Dog’ signs on the front gate, again it all helps to prevent burglary. 

Many thanks for your continued support and vigilance. 

Jane Popkin 

Jane’s Contact Details: 

Landline: 01256 381138, Mob: 07802 788 833