Worried about leaving your home empty while you go away on holiday? Help is at hand in the form of security gadgets to put off burglars.
Holiday Watch is a pioneering holiday security equipment loan scheme established by Dyfed-Powys Police’s Neighbourhood Development Team with the support of the Carmarthenshire Community Safety Partnership.
The scheme has been set up to combat burglaries in Carmarthenshire after being successfully piloted in Durham where it received tremendous praise from the local community as well as cutting crime and reducing the fear of crime.
The scheme will be run by the Neighbourhood Development team in Llanelli who will loan boxes containing security equipment to members of the public. It is aimed at anyone who has poor security measures or people with a high level of fear of a crime happening when they are away on holiday.
The person loaning the kit will attend a police station and sign the relevant documentation, they will then be given advice on where to place the equipment and leaflets for OWL (Online Watch Link) and the Immobilise scheme.
The Dyfed Powys Police force area is currently one of the safest areas in the UK and the aim is to make it even safer.
Carmarthenshire CCSP has provided funding for a limited number of packs consisting of a variety of security products in a secure box.
PC Dave White of the Neighbourhood Development Team said: “We are only the second police force to establish this scheme. There are a range of benefits including cutting crime rates, keeping away opportunist thieves, making vulnerable homes more secure while people are away on holiday, and reassuring the public.”
CSP manager Kate Thomas said: “This is an exciting scheme which will bring real benefits. It builds on the work already carried out to advise people to consider home security while away on holiday to ensure peace of mind.”
“I’m pleased that Carmarthenshire CSP has been able to provide funding and support to get the scheme off the ground and I would urge householders to take advantage it of it by loaning the equipment.”
Call the Neighbourhood Development Department to find out more about the scheme. Tel: 101 option 3 ext 26635/27464.
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The father of Dafen schoolgirl Bethany Bennett has thanked Owens Roads Services for financial support they have provided for her competitive cycling.
Julian Bennett said, "I would like to thank Owens Road Services for the kind donation made to the ongoing costs in Bethany's racing season".
Bethany travels the length and breadth of the country to compete in the sport and is currently ranked 1st u/10 girl in UK. Followers and supporters will remember that Bethany also become Welsh u/10 girl champion in cyclocross this year.
Adding to a busy racing season, Bethany will be racing this weekend at the Isle of Man Youth Tour and two weeks later in the Northwest Tour at Preston and Lancaster where we hope she continues her success.
Sometime between 9pm Friday 10th and 9am Saturday 11th April 2015 a concrete elephant measuring about 18 x 30" was stolen from a front garden in Bryncoch, Llwynhendy.
If you have any information about this please contact Pc 761 Beynon by ringing 101
On Thursday 9th April 2015 a warrant was executed under Sec 23 Misuse of drugs act at a property in the Dafen area.
A subsequent search of the premises unveiled a quantity of Mephedrone (meow meow) with an approx street value of £750.00. The occupier has been arrested for drug offences.
Sometime between 8pm 17/3/15 and 6.30am 19/3/15 wind deflectors have been stolen from a parked vehicle in Tir Capel, Dafen .
And sometime between 9.15pm 27/3/15 and 9.30pm 28/3/15 a parked vehicle has been damaged in Dwyfor, Llwynhendy.
If anyone has any information or has seen or heard anything regarding the above, please contact PC 457 WALL, Llwynhendy Police Station on 101
Llwynhendy Police are also currently investigating a theft of a mower from a property at Llys Newydd, Llwynhendy which happened between 6pm on the 23rd March and 9.20pm on the 24th March.
If you have any information in relation to this or if you have seen any suspicious activity in this area, please contact PC 354 Williams at Llwynhendy Police Station on 101.
Finally, children and youths are gaining access to Swiss valley school grounds whilst it is closed. Parents are asked to inform their children that they are trespassing and may be arrested if damage is caused or other offences occur.
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