Issue 11, January 2018

Matters

Extra security for park pavilions

We have installed new security measures at two community pavilions in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath to help deter criminals.

St John’s Park pavilion in Burgess Hill and Clair Park pavilion in Haywards Heath have experienced a number of break-ins over the past two years. The pavilions have been repeatedly targeted at night by vandals who have caused significant damage to the inside of the buildings. The pavilions are used regularly by local volunteers to provide sports and recreational activities for local people. We own both buildings and representatives from local sports clubs approached the council to ask if any security improvements could be made. 

We have listened to the concerns of the local community and have fitted stronger uPVC windows and doors at both pavilions. Internal security screens have also been installed behind the windows and doors that slide across at night and act as an added deterrent to intruders when the buildings are closed.

The new windows and doors have been constructed to Secure by Design standards, an official UK Police flagship initiative that combines the principle of 'designing out crime' with physical security.
 

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