Halloween warning

Home » Latest News » Halloween warning
Trick or treat police posters

Protecting your property
The following advice has been received from Bluefin Insurance.

Halloween and Bonfire Night usually spark a rise in deliberate criminal damage and break-ins, according to statistics published by AXA Home Insurance in 2010 and Aviva this year.

The average claim for damage to property in 2010 for both Halloween and Bonfire Night was around £700. Damage to doors including glass breakage and damage caused by attempted forced entry, collapsed walls, fence panels torn down to make fuel for bonfires and fireworks being pushed through letterboxes caused considerable damage.

Many councils and local police stations have printable posters for homeowners to download on their websites (see below). However, if you do receive a knock on the door by a trick or treater always remain friendly and remember if you see anything suspicious don't leave it to chance, call the police.

According to Aviva, Bonfire night is the worst day of the year for burglaries with 25% more occurring than for a normal day of the year.  With the well documented price increases in gold and jewellery it will come as no surprise that precious metal is more desirable than ever for thieves.  Aviva claims that there is a 33% rise in claims for these items compared to a September / October average.

#Police posters 
Cheshire Police have produced posters which can be put in your window to say "yes" or "no" to trick-or-treaters

http://www.audlem.org/dwn/spe/ws3/audlemonline17-902-d.pdf will download the "NO" poster

http://www.audlem.org/dwn/spe/ws3/audlemonline16-902-d.pdf will download the "YES" poster

 

 


 

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

responsible_driving_john_wainwright
Tue 11 Jun 6:06am  |  hits: 908

John Wainwright has sent in this photo in reponse to the recent articles and discussion regarding parking issues in Audlem which illustrates the difficulties that can be caused by bad parking outside the Co-Op.You can see the article https://www.audlem.org/newsroom/headlines/parking-on-yellow-...

Buerton sunset
Mon 10 Jun 6:08am  |  hits: 798

Buerton Parish council has been approached by PCSO Jarvis regarding a community speed watch scheme.This would involve members of the community volunteering to assist in running the scheme by using a hand held laser speed device in relevant areas and times where it has been noted that vehicles are travelling in excess of the speed limit. Cheshire police will then be able to issue warning letters...

Canal drained
Tue 11 Jun 6:08am  |  hits: 710

Each Spring, Canal & River Trust (CRT) advise of planned forthcoming canal closures for annual maintenance. I saw that they were intending to close the canal near Market Drayton in November and December, and in the Audlem area in January and December, with the canal only open throughout its length at that time for two weeks at Christmas. Recognising that this would deprive local traders of...