Advice Shops

Regular Advice Shop and Police Surgery

The Watch holds open Advice Shops on the third Saturday of every month at number 10 Sibson Road (the building next to the shoppers car park, opposite the Garden Centre) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Property Marking We offer property marking with invisible UV pens or an engraver – for bicycles, power tools, lawnmowers and similar items. Postcoding your property discourages burglars and increases the chances of your property being returned if it is stolen.

It can also provide vital evidence for the Police to be able to charge a suspected thief.

Police Surgery At the same time, police officers usually also hold neighbourhood meetings. They are open to everyone and give you the chance to meet your local police officers and police community support officers.

You can also tell your neighbourhood team about the issues that may concern you, giving you the opportunity to have your say about policing in the area where you live.

Crime Prevention Products At the Advice Shops, we also sell a number of home security and safety products to members on a not-for-profit basis. We can also refer you to a number of services.

Some products are supplied free to everyone, others are free only to members and the rest we sell on a not-for-profit basis.

That means we sell them at the same price we buy them for – the idea is not to make money, but use our ability to buy in bulk to make it cheaper for you to secure your property and protect yourself.

Recent Posts

Burglary – Houghton Way

On Thursday 19th October between 6.30pm and 8.30pm a house on Houghton Way, Birstall was broken into.  Access was by smashing a rear French door.  It is not known at present what items were stolen.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

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