Monday, 30 April 2018

Langport Ranges Firing Notices

The latest information about restrictions in place during firing on Langport Ranges can be found here.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Heating Oil Theft

Heating oil was stolen from a domestic oil tank in Aller over the Christmas period. Avon and Somerset Police recently gave the following advice;
At this time of year people are re filling their oil tanks ready for the winter, and unfortunately this means that there can be more instances of heating oil theft. These crimes can be very expensive for a homeowner, but there are some simple security measures that people can put in place to deter criminals and protect their fuel. These include regularly checking your oil levels, fitting an appropriate security device and consider screening your tank from open view or laying gravel around the tank to act as a deterrent. We would also ask that people be vigilant, if you see any people or vehicles that are acting suspiciously that you take a note of the details and contact the police.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Langport Ranges firing notice 20.11.2017 to 03.12.2017

The latest information on activities at the Langport Firing Range, for the two weeks from 20 November, released by the MoD can be viewed here.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Thefts from Farms & Outbuildings

In recent weeks there have been a number of thefts from farms and outbuildings within Aller Parish. 
Police crime prevention advice for preventing theft from farms and outbuildings
Around your farm yard, in your barns and outbuildings there is valuable equipment that will appeal to thieves - e.g. power tools, quad bikes, machinery and diesel. Isolated buildings,
machinery and livestock present the greatest risk.
Farm Buildings
• Make sure valuable equipment is stored in a secure building behind a strong locked door, or use a
metal cage and keep it locked when unattended.
• When not in use, lock doors to outbuildings at all times. If equipment is in a barn or rick yard secure
it with gates, an alarm or security beams.
• Use locks that comply with the British Standards, good quality locking bars and high security padlocks.
• Windows can be an open invitation to thieves - protect them with metal bars or grilles.
• Improve security for your diesel & fertiliser (see fact sheets on Fuel Theft and Security of Fertilisers).
Farmhouses
Farmhouses are often in isolated locations and can be vulnerable to crime if not properly secured.
• Make sure that doors are kept locked - even when you are on the premises.
• Fit locks to all ground floor windows.
• Make sure doors and windows are well maintained and in a good state of repair.
• Fit mortice deadlocks that comply with the British Standards to all external doors and reinforce with
locking bolts.
• Investing in timers that turn lights on and off inside the house if you go out at night and consider
installing security lighting outside.
• Consider fitting an alarm.

More advice can be found at Farm Watch .To join the Farm Watch Scheme or for more information please email ruralcrimeteam@avonandsomerset.police.uk.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Langport Ranges firing notice 06.11.2017 to 19.11.2017

The latest information on activities at the Langport Firing Range, for the two weeks from 6 November, released by the MoD can be viewed here.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Roadworks update 14 October

Roadworks latest from Somerset Highways "We are pleased to report that the drainage and associated works to the A372 in Aller have been completed with the road closure lifted and the A372 open to all traffic once more. The final phase of the works are moving in to Church Path which will be under road closure with local access only. These works are anticipated to take up to one week"

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Roadworks Update Tues 10 October



The A372 remains closed to traffic but residents have access subject to delays around the work site due to machinery. Once the current phase of work on Kerbing is completed, hopefully by early next week, the A372 closure will be lifted but Church Path will be closed as work commences. For more information see https://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks/ or email: countyroads-southsom@somerset.gov.uk