Garden security

with the lighter nights fast approaching and thoughts turning to gardening, Tayside Police have issued a reminder to local householders to look at security issues surrounding gardens and garden sheds.

Community liaison officer Constable Ally Smith told this month’s meeting of Forfar Community Council that fences or boundary walls should be kept in good repair.

He said: “It is advisable to keep fencing about waist height to the front of your house so the garden is visible.

“A criminal is far less likely to go to the front of a house that is easily seen by passers by.”

Thorny shrubbery is a good deterrent.

Tools, ladders and garden furniture should be safely stored away. Mark property by painting, engraving, etching or ultraviolet pen with your post code.

Remember to secure your shed and lock up garages at all times.