Monday, 17 October 2011

Lancashire County Council suffering epidemic of grate thefts

My campaign for the Government to act on this matter has gathered momentum in the last few weeks.

Last week MP's raised in the Churches debate the increasing incidence of lead theft from the roofs of church estates.

Last weeks Hyndburn Highways Bulletin report the theft of 230 gully grates in Hyndburn with "officers having difficulty ensuring locations with missing grates are maintained in a safe condition". It is presenting a danger to pedestrians and vehicles.

Today I wrote to the Police to clamp down on vehicles which appear to have 'rounds' cruising frequently back alleys (and avenues) with people stood on the back prying into back yards.