Meriden Updates:

The community has reported a cannabis cultivation which was discovered in Meriden which has been seized and destroyed by the local neighbourhood team.

Speed enforcement on the 21st September on Fillongley Road was conducted with 9 vehicles stopped and advised.

Planning speed enforcement for Main Road and Hampton Lane.

In addition, flytipping on Hampton Lane has been reported.

Looking for StreetWatch Volunteers for Meriden and Millionswood.

Suspicious activity in and around Meriden which we are patrolling, if anyone sees anything suspicious and would like to report it to us then please contact West Midlands Police and provide details via webchat or email our inbox which can also be found on West Midlands Police website under Solihull Rurals.

Vehicle crime is still an issue in Millionswood,

Crime Prevention Advice:

  1. Lock your vehicle

Locking your vehicle, even when filling up or parked on your drive, greatly reduces the possibility of it being targeted by an opportunist thief. Even if you have locked your vehicle, check you haven’t left any windows or the sunroof open.

  1. Keep the keys safe

Keep your keys safe, out of view when at home,  away from your front door but downstairs. When not in use, keep your electronic car key in a security pouch to prevent it being scanned by thieves to open and steal your car nearby.

  1. Be aware of carjackers

The fact that you’re in the car isn’t always a deterrent to someone trying to steal it.

In traffic, drive with the doors locked and when queuing leave enough space in front of your vehicle to enable you to get out of a tight spot. If your vehicle is bumped from behind, wait to pull over – somewhere safe and preferably where there are people.

  1. Fit good in-car security locks

Bear in mind that built-in steering locks aren’t necessarily thief-proof. Many can be forced and broken. Fitting a Sold Secure steering wheel, gear lever or clutch pedal security device can give your vehicle added protection.

  1. Before you buy, check for cloning

Changing the identity of a vehicle, known as vehicle cloning, can be as simple as adding stolen number plates. When buying a vehicle, always check the DVLA V5 document and make sure the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the vehicle is the same as on the document.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that any information shared is not specific to any individual due to GPDR.