Summer Holiday Precautions

crime

There are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim  such as:

  • Check your insurance documents for any specific security requirements or upgrades.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
  • Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).
  • Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden, lock them away in your shed.
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
  • Consider fitting security lighting and a burglar alarm.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with www.immobilise.com
  • Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
  • Please report any suspicious activity to the police on 101 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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What was this for?

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Here’s a question. Does anyone know what the brickwork between the Farmhouse and the Community Hall was intended for?

The middle picture was posted on our sister site Chandler’s Ford Neighbours by Sarah Ghafoor and got me thinking. 27336986_10215251824756087_129756936024032815_nThe picture dates back to 1986. Some of it was removed to allow the Deanery to access the car park but some still remains.fhnew

A bit of Millers Dale history

Kindly supplied by Mr Rawlings are the original sales brochures for the housing development that became North Millers Dale. I have scanned them in and they are available to look at here. Interestingly, hand written on, are the prices these houses were selling for at the time, around 1980. Click the brochures to view.

Ashbridge 1 Page 1Ashbridge Rise (Phase 1)

Charlecote Page 1Charlecote Drive

Ashbridge lower Page 1Ashbridge Rise (Phase 2)

Ashbridge Rise Page 1Ashbridge Rise (All)