Plate safe events in Potters Bar hailed a success

TWO events held to reduce number plate theft in Potters Bar have been hailed a success.

Special anti-theft screws were fitted to number plates on 160 vehicles during the two roadshows, which were organised by the Hertsmere Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP).

The screws were fitted free of charge by trained staff from Potters-Bar based breakdown company Lantern.

Police officers and staff from the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also on hand to give residents advice about local policing issues and home fire safety.

The CDRP is a partnership involving Hertsmere Borough Council and the police.

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The council’s community safety officer, Valerie Kane, said: “This was originally highlighted as an issue for Hertsmere following dozens of thefts of number plates.

“I have no doubt that these events have made, and will continue to make, a contribution to bringing down the number of victims of vehicle crime in the borough.”

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She added: “This was a fantastic opportunity to meet up with residents and to talk about the issues that matter to them.”

Pc Graham Hiscock said: “It was really valuable to speak with members of the public and listen to their issues first hand.

“The community were supportive of the events and were very pleased to reduce the chances of their number plates being stolen.”

The first event took place at Tesco in Mutton Lane on March 15. The second roadshow was held at the Furzefield Centre five days later.

For more information about the CDRP call 020 8207 7801 or email

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