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Frome Rural PACT priority – Non –Dwelling Burglaries

Agreed: 13 September 2016

Added by Michael Storey on 13 September 2016 at 22:27

Non – Dwelling Burglaries has been highlighted as a major concern within the rural community of Frome. This was raised at the latest PACT meeting and chosen as a priority.

Actions & Updates

  • Thursday 05 July 2018
    During the summer months many people spend hours within their garden carrying out work; please be sure that your outbuildings, sheds and garden tools are left secure. Mark your tools and power tools with your postcode and keep them secure.
  • Tuesday 05 June 2018
    It was agreed by the attendees at this evenings PACT meeting to keep this as a PACT priority.
  • Wednesday 04 April 2018
    There has been a sharp Increase in rural non- dwelling burglaries, particularly barns and workshops. We strongly advise you to check your security; off-road vehicles are a particular favourite. Any sightings of any vehicles you consider suspicious please report.
  • Wednesday 24 January 2018
    The beat team attended this evenings PACT meeting at Kilmersdon. The rural communities that attended have decided that non – dwelling burglaries should remain as a PACT priority.
  • Sunday 05 November 2017
    Crime prevention visits have been carried out to victim of Non-dwelling burglaries. Please remain vigilant and check your security on sheds, garages and other outbuildings.
  • Wednesday 22 March 2017
    A crime prevention site was launched recently by Avon and Somerset, please take a look at
  • Monday 20 February 2017
    Although we store many of our expensive belongings (i.e. Tools, Bicycles etc.) at times we overlook our security on outbuildings, sheds, garages. Please review your security measures and mark your property. Padlocks should be of hardened steel and of sold secure standard ( Mark your tools with your postcode and house number. This can then be registered on If you would like any further Crime prevention advice, please do not hesitate in contacting the beat team.
  • Wednesday 02 November 2016
    If you have a shed or outbuilding, is it secure? The total value of the items in your shed or outbuildings can often be more than you think so make sure you have appropriate security measures in place to protect your belongings. When you have finished with your tools, including ladders, make sure you put them away in a secure location out of sight. Fit a shed or garage alarm. We would advise against keeping high-value bicycles and other items in the shed but, if this can't be avoided, chain tools, cycles and other valuable equipment together using a high-security chain and a padlock. Anchor the chain into the wall or floor. Permanently mark bikes and power tools with your postcode and register them for free at Use a ‘Sold Secure’ close-shackled padlock to secure a hasp and staple fitted with coach bolts or tamper-proof screws on your shed. Important: If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood, or believe a burglary is in progress, call 999.If you discover a burglary has taken place, you can report it to us online or by calling 101.