Scarcroft Village Leeds
Scarcroft Village Leeds

Police information and advice



Neighbourhood Watch


Your local contact is:-


Diane Winder


0113 3859442 or 07785293584



Crime Panel Newsletter




When looking at Insurance most of us add up the value of items kept in the house, we class these as 'our valuables' we take care of them using locks, alarms and security measures. However, when it comes to securing Sheds and Garages many of us aren't so careful!!


Just think for a while and add up the value of the items kept in the Shed and Garage.

Gardening Equipment and Tools


Golfing Equipment


It all adds up to quite a cost.


Is it all as secure as it could be or is it all down to a £2 padlock and the standard garage lock!


Please take some time to think of Shed and Garage Security. Check the general fabric of your shed. Are there signs of decay that would provide an opportunity for a potential thief to steal from it?


Is it possible to strengthen the door and frame?

What condition is the window in! Is it possible to fit a grille or mesh to the inside?

Are the hinges secured with Coach Bolts or non return screws, or could you just unscrew the hinges and open the door?

Have you secured items together with a chain and lock or secured them to the floor?


Have you post coded items with your post code and house number? Whilst you are doing this, keep a record of serial numbers.




The Wetherby Crime Panel has a supply of Shed Alarms for sale along with replacement lock barrels for uPVC doors. Telephone 01937 582 441


Require a FREE Home Security check?  Wetherby NPT are available. Simply telephone 0113 285 5374 and leave your details for a return call to arrange a convenient appointment.


See anything suspicious call 999 for immediate Police Attendance or

1 0 1 for non urgent attendance.


Thank you.

Maureen Brewer


Wetherby & District Crime Prevention Panel.

Crime Prevention Panel Newsletter


Summer Season has arrived.  So many residents are carelessly leaving windows and doors open without security locks on them.  Lots of garden furniture left out without being secured or post coded.  Numerous garden toys left around and garage doors and side gates left insecure.  All these opportunities are most welcome by the unscrupulous opportunistic thief.  Why give them the opportunity to make a profit at your expense.

Unfortunately we no longer live in a crime free world. We now have many more possessions than ever before.  Please look around and consider your home security. Do not place everything at risk due to lack of taking a few simply security measures.


NEVER leave keys in a vehicle when it is unattended, especially when you return home from shopping and you are unloading.


 The Wetherby Crime Panel are carrying out a replacement uPVC Door Lock program. Whilst PC’s and PCSO’s carry out your requested FREE Home Security Survey they often find the door locks are not up to the current required standard.  You will be asked if the Wetherby Crime Panel may call and discuss the replacement service they are carrying out. The replacement lock barrels cost £37.50p each and usually only take minutes to change. It is NOT necessary to change the door handle/furniture ONLY the lock barrel.

If you are interested in having your FREE Police Home Survey contact Wetherby NPT on 0113 285 5374 leaving your contact details and someone will get back to you.

Alternatively simply contact the Crime Panel direct on 01937 582 441 or


Remember the number for NON Emergency Calls is  1 0 1


Emergency  -  Immediate Police Attendance    still use   9 9 9


Members of The Crime Panel are available to attend your Community Events and to give Crime Prevention talks. Morning, Afternoons or Evenings. Large or Small groups. 


Thank you. 

Maureen Brewer  Chairman.