Shed alarms will combat burglaries

PCSO for Heysham south, Dennis Nelson with Greenfingers Community Project chairman Gordon Simmons, treasurer Les Jones, secretary Jane Kholoud and committee member Jan Jones and the new shed alarms.
PCSO for Heysham south, Dennis Nelson with Greenfingers Community Project chairman Gordon Simmons, treasurer Les Jones, secretary Jane Kholoud and committee member Jan Jones and the new shed alarms.

Shed alarms have been given to allotment owners following a spate of burglaries.

Two sheds at the Greenfingers allotment site on Smithy Lane in Heysham were broken into back in March despite them being secured with padlocks.

The thieves got away with small pieces of equipment.

The alarms have been provided thanks to part-funding from LANPAC (Lancashire Partnership Against Crime) the shed owners have had to pay just £2 towards the cost of the alarms.

PCSO Dennis Nelson said: “I really wanted to do something to help the allotment owners, who were left feeling vulnerable after the break ins.

“They tried to protect their possessions by using padlocks but unfortunately that didn’t stop the thieves.

“These shed alarms make a loud noise if disturbed and I’m hoping they will help get people’s attention if any more break ins happen.

“Thanks to the funding from Lanpac I have given out 20 alarms which means every shed will have one, I hope this helps warn off thieves and helps to reassure allotment owners.” If you want to report a burglary please contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.