Updated, January 18: PCSO Hannah Parks will be at the Framfield Road allotments on Wednesday, January 20 at 2pm, to meet allotment holders whose sheds have been broken into and those who wish to improve security.
She will be giving out free shed alarms.
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A significant number of sheds have been broken into on allotments near Uckfield Community Hospital.
Uckfield Police are asking allotmenteers to check their sheds and report any thefts, writes Paul Watson.
Members of the town’s allotment and cottage gardens association were told yesterday (January 13) that the town council had reported the incidents to the Police as a third-party.
The email to members stated:
Report break-ins to Police
“The Police have asked that all tenants who have had their sheds damaged and/or items stolen report the damage to the police in order that they can plot a map of all the reports as there has been a rise in the number of sheds and garages broken into over a wider area.
“All individual reports should be made either by telephoning 101 or by the police email report line.
“Tenants will then be given individual crime reference numbers, it may be of assistance if they also give the crime reference given to Uckfield Town Council 47160005014 so that they can all be linked.”
Allotments on both sides of the access road to the hospital, off Framfield Road, have been affected.
Earlier in the week the association told members that a dozen sheds had been broken into.