Witney News - Stop thieves bagging your purse - West Oxon

Witney - A view from Church Green

Advertisements

Stop thieves bagging your purse - West Oxon

The West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership has teamed up with Giles Sports Shop in Carterton to give away 500 handbag keycoils in the run up to the festive period.

One end of the plastic keycoil attaches to your purse or wallet and the other end to your handbag or a belt loop on your trousers.

“During the last month there have only been two reported handbag thefts in West Oxfordshire but the keycoil is definitely worth having,” explains Bill Butcher, crime reduction adviser. “While you may have your eye on the festive bargains, a thief may have his eye on your money. If someone tries to grab your purse or wallet they will soon discover they won’t get very far as you will feel the chain pulling and they won’t want to attract attention so will let go. We are extremely grateful to Giles for supplying these free of charge.”

The keycoils will be handed out on the following dates:

Wednesday 5 December: Chipping Norton market place (10am-11.30am)
Wednesday 12 December: Witney Woolgate Centre (10am-11.30am)
Thursday 13 December: Carterton market place (10am-11.30am)

Posted : 03/12/2007 15:29:42

Other recent Witney news items


Residents urged not to contaminate recycling bins

Residents are being reminded to check what they are placing in their recycling bins as contamination is increasing. The Council has noticed an increasing number of items such as nappies, food and p...[more]


Witney plan set to roll out this week

Plans to modify Witney town centre following the reopening of non-essential shops are set to be put in place by the end of the week. The scheme, which involves the imposition of a 20mph speed limit...[more]


Dix Pit to re-open next Monday

The Dix Pit household waste recycling centre at Stanton Harcourt will reopen on Monday 18 May but residents are being urged to hold their visit unless it is absolutely essential. Long tailbacks are...[more]


To view the full Witney Blog, click here