In the recent past the village has experienced the theft of stone slabs – from the walls of the Memorial Gardens and from private houses as well. Following discussions with council officers and with the support of local councillors it was agreed to replace the stone slabs with concrete paving slabs. The theft of stone slabs is a widespread problem across the borough and although we will miss the beautiful stone slabs that have graced the Gardens for over 60 years we will at least have retrieved something. There have also been a few cases of car theft and break-ins.
We have successfully applied for a grant to fund mobile cctv system that can be moved around the village and even loaned to households for short periods where they are experiencing problems or have had to be away for an extended period. The award of £500 was made from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Action Fund. Hopefully this will help to make Stanhill Village a safer place.
The system has been in almost continuous demand and the residents who have used it have been very pleased. If you would like us to install the cctv system for a week or two to either deter thieves or enable you to review and identity suspicious activity please contact us through the website or 07933773845. It is a simple, discrete two-camera system and will cost you nothing. You don’t have to be a technical expert to run it either. All you need is wi-fi.