Students and Winton residents urged to ‘lock it or lose it’

Bournemouth Echo: GETTING THE MESSAGE: Student union members and community leaders in Winton GETTING THE MESSAGE: Student union members and community leaders in Winton

TWO thousand cardboard padlocks have been hung on the doors of Winton houses, reminding students and residents to keep their valuables safe.

The Lock It or Lose It campaign was launched in Winton to increase awareness of potential burglaries and remind people to take basic security measures.

The scheme is a joint initative between the students’ unions at Bournemouth University and the Arts University Bournemouth and is being backed by United Taxis, who will send text messages to students who order taxis reminding them to keep their houses secure. Murray Simpson, president of the students’ union at Bournemouth University, said: “The prime time for burglaries is between January and March, that’s when students come back with all their Christmas presents.

“There are also more burglaries happening during the day time. When I was a student we always used to leave our front door unlocked, we just assumed it would be safe.

“But it only takes a few minutes for a burglary to happen and it’s so easy to keep valuables out of sight. We hope this campaign is delivering that simple message in a unique way.”

And PC Andy Scarratt, of the University police team, said: “We try every year to remind the students about personal safety and looking after their property. It’s one of those things – student houses do get targeted.

“There may be one laptop in an ordinary family home but five or six in a student house. Crime prevention isn’t always top of their priority, so this is a good way of reminding them to look after their things.”

The scheme follows the successful launch of the student community warden scheme, which is now being expanded.

Coralie Wood, part-time community officer for the students’ union at Bournemouth University, said: “We’ve had a really good response with residents engaging with students and students starting to appreciate and become more of the community.”

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3:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

wool525 says...

MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING
MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING wool525
  • Score: 4

3:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

wool525 wrote:
MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING
you have councillors, make them work.
[quote][p][bold]wool525[/bold] wrote: MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING[/p][/quote]you have councillors, make them work. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

3:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

wool525 says...

pete woodley wrote:
wool525 wrote:
MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING
you have councillors, make them work.
TRY AND GET THEM TO DO ANYTHING!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wool525[/bold] wrote: MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING[/p][/quote]you have councillors, make them work.[/p][/quote]TRY AND GET THEM TO DO ANYTHING! wool525
  • Score: 2

4:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

wool525 wrote:
MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING
You do not have to put up with that. We have an excellent group to investigate and stop this. Call 01202 451491 or 222222 and 101and give the details. I had considerable nuisance and disturbance for years that I no longer experience thanks to all concerned with the Winton Neighbourhood Action Group. PC Gareth Bridger and his colleagues 07917 557133, SUBU and their Student Warden Patrol and other interested parties have been extremely successful addressing these situations.
[quote][p][bold]wool525[/bold] wrote: MAYBE THE STUDENTS SHOULD PUT THEM ON THERE MOUTHS, MIGHT SHUT THEM UP, SO RESIDENTS IN PINE ROAD CAN GET SOME SLEEP, INSTEAD OF HAVING TO LISTEN TO THEM GOING ON TILL 6AM SUNDAY MORNING[/p][/quote]You do not have to put up with that. We have an excellent group to investigate and stop this. Call 01202 451491 or 222222 and 101and give the details. I had considerable nuisance and disturbance for years that I no longer experience thanks to all concerned with the Winton Neighbourhood Action Group. PC Gareth Bridger and his colleagues 07917 557133, SUBU and their Student Warden Patrol and other interested parties have been extremely successful addressing these situations. ol'bag lady
  • Score: 6

4:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

crazybird says...

From experience the police and the student group do nothing to help. I reported the house of students nexxt door to me and got no response. I got so fed up of their house parties and constant inconsiderate noise that I went next door and went totally beserk at them at 6am in the morning - I got up extra early and got them all out of bed. The police contacted me quick enough though to say that it wasn't advised behaviour to go and have a go at the students and insinuated I was being old fashion and that I was young once. I told the jobsworth policeman that he ought to be warning the students that if they made a noise again and disturbed me that they would be on the receiving end of something unpleasant!
From experience the police and the student group do nothing to help. I reported the house of students nexxt door to me and got no response. I got so fed up of their house parties and constant inconsiderate noise that I went next door and went totally beserk at them at 6am in the morning - I got up extra early and got them all out of bed. The police contacted me quick enough though to say that it wasn't advised behaviour to go and have a go at the students and insinuated I was being old fashion and that I was young once. I told the jobsworth policeman that he ought to be warning the students that if they made a noise again and disturbed me that they would be on the receiving end of something unpleasant! crazybird
  • Score: 3

5:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

crazybird wrote:
From experience the police and the student group do nothing to help. I reported the house of students nexxt door to me and got no response. I got so fed up of their house parties and constant inconsiderate noise that I went next door and went totally beserk at them at 6am in the morning - I got up extra early and got them all out of bed. The police contacted me quick enough though to say that it wasn't advised behaviour to go and have a go at the students and insinuated I was being old fashion and that I was young once. I told the jobsworth policeman that he ought to be warning the students that if they made a noise again and disturbed me that they would be on the receiving end of something unpleasant!
i believe what you say,no one should be forced to take action themselves.
[quote][p][bold]crazybird[/bold] wrote: From experience the police and the student group do nothing to help. I reported the house of students nexxt door to me and got no response. I got so fed up of their house parties and constant inconsiderate noise that I went next door and went totally beserk at them at 6am in the morning - I got up extra early and got them all out of bed. The police contacted me quick enough though to say that it wasn't advised behaviour to go and have a go at the students and insinuated I was being old fashion and that I was young once. I told the jobsworth policeman that he ought to be warning the students that if they made a noise again and disturbed me that they would be on the receiving end of something unpleasant![/p][/quote]i believe what you say,no one should be forced to take action themselves. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

6:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Townee says...

Most students with their laptop, easy come easy go if I'm sober. Mum and dad will buy me another and with all the parties how do I know who stole it.
Most students with their laptop, easy come easy go if I'm sober. Mum and dad will buy me another and with all the parties how do I know who stole it. Townee
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

wintonresident says...

It's comments like this that cause riffs in the community, not all students are the same and year on year you are bound to get some bad students but the majority of those at Bournemouth University are hard working and considerate adults.

It's also comments like these that stop students getting involved in these projects that are aiming to reduce the problem and building positive links in the community, so perhaps instead of using this as a platform for a rant you could allow something good to happen in your local community driven by the student body.
It's comments like this that cause riffs in the community, not all students are the same and year on year you are bound to get some bad students but the majority of those at Bournemouth University are hard working and considerate adults. It's also comments like these that stop students getting involved in these projects that are aiming to reduce the problem and building positive links in the community, so perhaps instead of using this as a platform for a rant you could allow something good to happen in your local community driven by the student body. wintonresident
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Thu 30 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

wintonresident wrote:
It's comments like this that cause riffs in the community, not all students are the same and year on year you are bound to get some bad students but the majority of those at Bournemouth University are hard working and considerate adults.

It's also comments like these that stop students getting involved in these projects that are aiming to reduce the problem and building positive links in the community, so perhaps instead of using this as a platform for a rant you could allow something good to happen in your local community driven by the student body.
Hear hear!
[quote][p][bold]wintonresident[/bold] wrote: It's comments like this that cause riffs in the community, not all students are the same and year on year you are bound to get some bad students but the majority of those at Bournemouth University are hard working and considerate adults. It's also comments like these that stop students getting involved in these projects that are aiming to reduce the problem and building positive links in the community, so perhaps instead of using this as a platform for a rant you could allow something good to happen in your local community driven by the student body.[/p][/quote]Hear hear! ol'bag lady
  • Score: 2

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