The ongoing disturbances over the summer from youths in the gardens seems to be taken seriously after several complaints and discussions from FOPA representatives at our Brunswick & Adelaide LAT (local action team) meetings. Our local councillor Ollie Sykes emailed the following report 18 July 2014.
There is always a rise in burglaries during the summer because of unsecured windows and doors. On warm days and nights we all love to leave our windows open but this is an invitation to some. Don’t make it easy for burglars, check these essential home security tips and take the time to be aware of any weak points in your home security.
The Police have advised us of a significant increase in burglaries and attempted break-ins in this area. It is essential that street doors are kept shut, that unknown callers are not admitted to buildings without verification, and that flats on the ground and basement levels do not leave windows open. There is also an increased risk where scaffolding is in place, which gives an access route to adjoining first floor balconies. All residents are asked to take careful note of this.
Artful cycle thieves are once again operating in our area. Be sure to securely fasten and lock your bike if left outside, or even inside in public ways.