Security Upgrade For Turnham Green Terrace

Move in response to spate of smash and grab robberies


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The Police in Chiswick

The Chiswick Town Centre Stakeholder Group is funding security improvements for shops in Turnham Green Terrace.

The award of financial help for the shops followed a spate of burglaries in the area during which bricks were thrown through glazed shop doors in order to enter and steal property from within.

The offer of free installation of a clear plastic laminate to glazed doors and some windows was made to all shopkeepers in the road. HI-Secure Ltd who reduced their prices by 25% to support this local initiative, undertook the work. The laminate is not designed to prevent the window breaking but keeps the window in the frame to prevent forced entry.

The Town Centre Group is made up of representatives from Police, London Borough of Hounslow, Local Residents and Chiswick Business Association. The group has also funded initiatives combating graffiti and promoting The Thumbprint Scheme, which combats fraud in shops.

PC Phillips, Crime Prevention Officer said “ although this is a fairly modest scheme, we have targeted our available finances at the area which will benefit the most. We hope to bid for more money in the coming financial year to reduce the opportunity for crime in the Town Centre”

February 20, 2004