National Shed Week starts on 1st of July. This is the week when shed enthusiasts are encouraged to think about all things ‘Shed’. To think about security, the type of equipment and materials being stored, and get an insight into just how far some people will go to make their shed unique.
Suffolk Police have an ongoing home security campaign ‘Close it – Lock it – Check it’. By following their simple precautions, you can reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary.
To also help, when thinking about security, the Met Police and other Police Forces, have put together a number of helpful YouTube videos. One in particular by the Met Police is specifically about shed security.
You may also want to check out another article I published during Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week which contains further clips from YouTube which demonstrate a range of preventative measures and actions you could take to help to protect your home and outbuildings.
Locally the Ipswich South East Network Group Neighbourhood Watch are running their own National Shed Week campaign on Twitter:
National Shed Week 1-6 July 2013 – How secure is yours?
You can also ‘Follow’ our Safer Suffolk Communities messages on Twitter at:
There have also been a number of Shed/Garage break-ins in Ipswich recently which I have been alerted to through Police Direct. Only last Friday and Saturday there were two incidents where valuable goods were taken from sheds/garages in Cedarcroft Road and Ravensfield Drive. Instructions on how you can join Police Direct can be found on the Suffolk Police website.
National Shed of the Year Award:
This is an annual event sponsored by Cuprinol, which is now in its 7th year, and continues to go from strength to strength.