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Please check your shed and garden security - Aylesbury Vale

Alert message sent 11/05/2018 12:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Please check your garden, shed and outbuilding security to reduce the chance of your home being burgled – Aylesbury Vale


At this time of year many of us are busy working in our gardens.


While doing this it’s easy to forget that a few simple steps could reduce the risk of your home being burgled:-


  • Make sure that you lock garden gates – side and rear if you have them and that locks can’t be easily access by reaching over the gate.
  • Use a good quality lock on your sheds, outbuildings and garages and consider fitting anti-tamper screws on the hinges.
  • Consider using a shed alarm – which can be purchased from most garden centres or DIY stores.
  • Lock away small hand tool, spades and forks etc – these could be used to force entry to your home.
  • Lock ladders up, so they can’t be used to access first floor windows.
  • Report anyone acting suspiciously, at the time that you see them. Try to get a description of them and details of any vehicle they might be using, especially the registration number. Call us on 101, or 999 if a crime is actually happening.


Taking a few extra precautions can prevent your gardening tools giving opportunist burglars an easy time getting into your home.


Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us beat opportunist burglars.


You can follow the Aylesbury Vale neighbourhood teams on or  and find out what they are doing in your area.


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Diane Brown (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Aylesbury Vale LPA)

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