We all want to be trusting, especially in such a friendly community.
However, there have recently been 3 burglaries within one week at lower colony flats. They all took place during hours of darkness and at least 2 of the 3 flats were entered via open windows. Since the thefts were of lap-tops and cameras, opportunists were probably to blame. The message to all residents is clear: use all security precautions available such as window locks and catches, shutters and door locks and it’s a good idea to invest in an electronic timer switch for a table lamp. It’s a great shame that we can’t trust everyone roaming our streets and we don’t want to be alarmist but it is just possible that some of this upset could have been avoided if the usual security measures had been implemented.