Bad weather information – roads and schools

Staffordshire County Council has a page on their website where information about schools closures is available – (link expired) (You might want to select just “East Staffordshire” from the “Area” drop-down list)

The Highways Agency provides an on-line map of traffic conditions for the West Midlands – (link expired) (Note that this is sometimes slow to load and that you need to select additional items for display from the list on the right of the map. You might also want to zoom in)

“Lock Snapping” burglaries advice

This is more commonly known as ‘lock snapping’ where an object is used to snap the lock cylinder. Unless your doors are quite new it is likely that the locks on your doors can be forced in this way.

You might wish to look at upgrading your locks to a new ‘anti-snap cylinder lock’ which will overcome the problem. Further information can be found by visiting or by contacting a reputable locksmith.

In addition to this advice, the majority of these burglaries have occurred at the rear of properties via patio and kitchen doors. Please take a minute to review the security at the rear of your property and make any amendments if necessary.

Information supplied by Dave Jones
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Tel: 01785 238243

Theft of motor vehicle in Bagot Street, Abbots Bromley

The vehicle has since been found abandoned in the West Midlands area. If anybody saw anything suspicious in the area, or can offer any information please contact the police on 101 quoting incident 720 of the 7th March, or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information provided by Dave Jones
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch

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