Farms encouraged to step up security

PUBLISHED: 11:37 13 June 2014 | UPDATED: 11:37 13 June 2014

Archant

A security survey tailored for rural businesses like farms has been developed in response to ongoing problems across Cambridgeshire.

The survey was developed by Cambridgeshire Police PCSO Gemma Dear, a rural crime officer and Carly Freed, South Cambridgeshire business watch officer.

It encourages rural business owners and managers to prioritise the reviewing of their security as it can significantly help prevent the financial impact of having valuable vehicles, equipment and tools stolen.

The survey is a series of questions based on the key areas a burglar would consider when choosing potential targets including access and perimeters, farm equipment and livestock.

PCSO Gemma Dear said: “The impact a burglary can have on a business can be huge, both for the cost of replacing items but also the lost time through repairs and managing the aftermath.

“Rural businesses have additional challenges due to the often large size of property and being quite remote and isolated from other premises. Also, because of the nature of the business, their security considerations can be quite different and so it is important they are reviewed appropriately.”

As part of tackling the problem the pair are carrying out a series of training sessions with officers about the importance of rural crime and how it needs to be treated differently to normal commercial burglary.

The Rural Business Security Survey and advice is available via the link www.cambs-police.co.uk/GetCloser/BusinessCrime/security.asp

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Historic Wisbech Castle is to be transferred to Wisbech Town Council on a long lease with a peppercorn rent and £150,000 loan from the county council repayable over 25 years to carry out repairs and improvements.

An unemployed photographer and former restaurant worker from Wisbech has been jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of raping a five-year-old girl.

Begdale Road and Gosmoor Lane, Elm, have been dropped from county council plans to introduce speed cushions to slow down motorists after engineers found the road width insufficient for their installation.

13:00

A £94,000 grant has been awarded to Wisbech & Fenland Museum as part of a ‘staged development to secure the future of the museum’ in its 170th year.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter