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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter


Bulletin 13   June 9th – June 22nd 2022


Dear Residents

Although there are fewer points of entry to a flat, they need to be as well protected as possible. As for overall building security, all residents need to keep an eye and an ear out as well as making sure that communal front and back doors are never left open. 

  • Boundary - Protection of a flat begins from the outside. Check that the managing agent or landlord cuts shrubs and planting back regularly so that they don’t obscure anyone from view or interfere with lighting or CCTV.
  • If you notice something’s not working properly or if a light is out, let the managing agent or landlord know so that it can be fixed straight away.
  • Outbuildings - Keep cycle stores, bin stores, sheds and other covered areas locked and secured. These hidden spaces can attract loitering and lead to antisocial behaviour, especially after dark.  
  • Communal door -  Your communal door is only effective if it is closed and secure, so always remember to check that it locks behind you. If it doesn’t, then report it to your management agent or landlord so it can be repaired quickly.
  • Don’t ever buzz anyone in that you don’t know – even if they say that they’re expected by another resident – or let them follow you in.
  • The best communal door entry system as recommended by the police is an audio and video entry system where residents can see and talk to a visitor before they let them in. The ideal communal door will be robust, security accredited and fitted with a good self-closing arm and two magnetic locks top and bottom. It should also be linked to the fire alarm and an electronic access control system operated by a key fob. Communal doors should automatically open and remain so in the event of a fire but be fitted with buttons or handles that allow you to manually override if needed.
  • Key fobs - For even tighter security on communal entrances in blocks of flats, it’s always a great idea to have personalised security key fobs that can track who is leaving and entering the property.
  • With all multiple occupancy buildings, you never know whose coming and going. And that’s why it’s advisable to get together and get a key fob for front and rear doors to the building. You can share the expense or, if properties are rented, then approach the landlord, explaining the benefit to them.

     

    Karen Hughes

    Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

     

    CRIME REPORTS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

    To provide a further idea of the activities of the Tandridge Police team here is a summary of some of the other incidents/occurrences they dealt with over the last 7 days

    Vulnerable Adult 13, Child Protection 5, Domestic and Violent Domestic 6, Criminal Damage 7, Violent Crime Public Place/Violent Crime other 8, Pets and Domesticated Animals 3, Hate/Diversity 2, Missing Persons 3, Stalking/Harassment 2

     

     If your area is NOT referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information. 

    LINGFIELD AND SMALLFIELD  

    Burglary Residential including Sheds and garages

    William Gardens, Smallfield. Around 19.30 June 19th CCTV showed five youths knocking hard on a door while trying the door handle but not gaining entry (ref 45220065094).

    Vehicle Crime

    Selbys, Lingfield – Criminal Damage .Around 23.16 June 11th two tyres were slashed on a van (ref 45220061907)and overnight June 11th to 12th a ball bearing was fired at a vehicle (ref 45220063090).

    BLETCHINGLEY

    Vehicle Crime

    Coneybury, Bletchingley – Theft. Around 00.05 June 23rd catalytic converters were stolen from a Toyota Yaris and a BMW by a group of four males wearing balaclavas (ref 45220066540 and 66568).

    OXTED, HURST GREEN AND LIMPSFIELD  

    Burglary Residential including Sheds and garages

    Pastens Road, Limpsfield. Between June 18th and 20th a lower side window of a house was broken and a large amount of meat and fish were stolen from a freezer (ref 45220065436).

    Vehicle Crime

    Mill Lane, Hurst Green. Overnight June 18th to 19th index plates LH56ANR were stolen from a car (ref 45220064988).

    Barrow Green Road, Oxted – Theft. Around 12.20 June 20th two males drove up to a property and took a storage box full of tools from the front garden before driving off in a white tipper truck. The driver described as white was 6 feet tall, mid 20’s,long black trousers, black trainers, light coloured  T shirt, short cropped brown hair. The passenger was older approx. 6 feet tall, balding, brown hair wearing dark colour shorts, and a navy blue gilet (ref 45220065450).

    CATERHAM, CATERHAM ON THE HILL AND WHYTELEAFE

    Burglary Business and Community

    Ninehams Road, Caterham on The Hill. Around 03.25 June 11th a male described as white tried the door of a house and then picked up a large stone and attempted to gain access before walking away (ref 45220062353).

    War Coppice Road, Caterham. Overnight June 17th to 18th a vehicle was driven into garage doors on a driveway causing extensive damage and the victim believed it may have been an attempted break in (ref 45220065327).

    Robbery

    Hillbury Road, Whyteleafe. Around 17.30 June 17th a young male in the company of friends was threatened by three male suspects who demanded he hand over his mobile phone. They were described as black and two were aged around 19 .One was wearing a green track suit, had dreads and a black beard. The second wore a black track suit and was clean shaven. The third wore a blue coat, blue jeans and had short black hair (ref 45220064732).

    Theft

    Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe. Around 22.15 June 13th a Yamasaki Motorbike index KS71VFT was stolen (ref 45220062845).

    Vehicle Crime

    Weston Drive, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Overnight June 13th to 14tth some sort of paint stripper was thrown over two cars by a male walking along the road (ref 45220053019).

    Harestone Hill, Caterham – Keyless Theft. Overnight June 18th to 19th a Suzuki Jimny was stolen and later found burnt out in Blindley Heath (ref 45220065022).

    WARLINGHAM AND WOLDINGHAM 

    Burglary Business and Community

    Theft

    Station Road, Woldingham. Overnight May 8th to 9th fourteen laurel trees were stolen from the boundary of a property (ref 45220061430).

    Northdowns Road, Woldingham. On June 19th hedge plants were stolen from a garden (ref 45220062141).

    Vehicle Crime

    Westhall Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 01.000 and 02.10 June 8th a black 7 seat Range Rover index KX19SMM was stolen from a driveway (ref 4522060976).

    Limpsfield Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 11.30 and 13.26 June 20th index plates LD20VMH were stolen from a car by a male dressed in blue shorts and white shirt who drove off in a black Range Rover damaged at the back which shows as being stolen from the Croydon area on June 20th (ref 45220065603).

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