Brits urged to leave sheds open for thieves

mercurial

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London, October 1: Bristol City Council is urging people to leave their sheds open because padlocks could lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.

The council said that its new initiative could save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds would have to be repaired or replaced.

"Don't padlock your shed; it can save the shed being damaged if someone does try to get into it. If there is a break-in, always inform the police," the Telegraph quoted its guide as reading.

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Sounds like something Zuma will say.
 

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ROFL :D

I love how all the "smart" people are in some council or the other :p:D
 

Pitbull

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To many Saffers in UK lately, no wonder the Crime rate went up :D
 

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How considerate of them. Now you only need to pay to replace everything stolen but not a new padlock


LOL at the battery powered shed-alarm recommendation
 
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JungleBoy

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How considerate of them. Now you only need to pay to replace everything stolen but not a new padlock
The city council replaces smashed doors and windows and are probably not responsible for the stolen contents.


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" If there is a break-in, always inform the police,"
How can there be a break in if the shed was not locked.
 

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Don't people replace their own padlocks and doors in the UK or is this only for the poor white trash?
 

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So it's basically a money saving thing for the council??

Seems like the worlds leaders at all levels are getting more and more stupid with time.
 

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Don't people replace their own padlocks and doors in the UK or is this only for the poor white trash?
These allotments council property and I presume so are the sheds. Most people probably only keep a few gardening tools in them so I could easily see the lock/door costing more to replace than the tools alone. Either they break in and steal/leave the contents or they open the unlocked door and steal/leave the contents.
 

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Wonder if insurance would pay out if you tried to claim for stuff stolen out of an unlocked shed.
 

PPC_SouthAfrica

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That is the funniest thing I have ever heard, maybe we should do that here, so that they wont have to shoot us to steal our stuff
 
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