20th July 1100 – 1200 – Faith Engagement Emmanuel, The Grove, West Wickham
26th July 1100 – 1200 – Cuppa with a Copper Costa, 34 High Street, West Wickham
31st July 1500-1600 – Cuppa with a Copper Costa, 34 High Street, West Wickham
General Crime Overview
Below is the list of West Wickham MOPAC 7 crimes reported in June 2018
Violence with injury (6) 5 x ABH & 1x GBH – (3x domestic incidents, 2x incidents in pubs, 1 x
assault on a police officer)
Theft from a person (0)
Theft from Motor Vehicle (4) Rose Walk, Pickhurst Lane, Hayes Chase and Langley Way.
Items stolen were vehicle parts, keys and tools.
Theft of Motor Vehicle (4)
Vehicles stolen from the following roads: South Eden Park Road, Chessington Way,
Braemar Gardens and Goodhart Way. Two of the vehicles taken were later recovered by
Criminal damage (12) 4x High Street, 2x Addington Road, 2x The Avenue, 2x South Eden
Park Road, Wilmar Gardens, Barnfield Wood Road.
Damage caused to vehicles, shop sign, windows. Most were minor damage caused.
Burglary (5) 2 x commercial burglaries on the High Street. 2 x residential burglaries
Sherwood Way and The Avenue, vehicle and cash taken. 1 x Attempted burglary on
Barnfield Wood Road.
Crime prevention and Relevant News Residential Burglary rate has been low recently but
help us keep it that way.
Protecting your garden and outbuildings not only keeps bikes and other valuables in your
shed safe, but can also stop burglars getting into your home.
1 – Low front boundary; keep hedges and walls at the front of your house low (under 1
metre) so burglars have nowhere to hide.
2 – Secure side gate; keep side gates locked at all times. Open gates mean burglars can
easily access your home without being seen by passers-by or neighbours.
3 – High side and rear boundaries with trellis and spiky defensive planting; keep hedges,
walls and fences around your back garden high (over 1.8 metres). Add lightweight trellis to
gates and fences and plant some prickly plants such as those on page 4 to make it harder
for burglars to climb over.
4 – Gravel driveway and path; gravel driveways and paths make it harder for burglars to go
5 – Security light; install an outside security light so that intruders can’t approach without
6 – Intruder alarm system; install a burglar alarm system.
7 – Secure shed door and window; always keep your shed locked and secured. Often sheds
contain valuables such as power tools and bicycles.
8 – Never leave tools lying around; never leave tools lying around as they can be used as a
way of breaking into your home.
Stay secure in summer Leaving ground floor windows, doors and patio doors open in the
summer can give burglars the perfect opportunity. If you’re upstairs or out of the room, even
just for a few minutes, close them and help shut burglars out.
Extra steps you can take consider buying a shed alarm. These are usually quite cheap but
still effective. Add an extra layer of protection to shed windows with laminate sheets of film or
internal metal grills. Create a natural defence against burglary
Planting particular shrubs (in their mature or semi mature form) along garden walls and
fences can make it harder for burglars to access your property or put them off completely. To
maximise this effect plant them close to each other. We recommend planting any of the