Partnership in purge on stolen goods in Driffield and Bridlington

A SCHEME has been launched aimed at helping Driffield residents to protect their property from thieves.

The Bridlington and Driffield Area Community Partnership is working closely with Humberside Police to support the recovery of stolen goods.

The partnership, with money supplied by East Riding Safe Communities, have purchased UV marker pens to help residents record their postcode and house number on valuable items which will enable them to be tracked back to the owner.

Police have access to UV lights which show up postcodes when shone on your UV mark.

Councillor Jackie Cracknell, portfolio holder for community partnerships, said: “The Bridlington and Driffield Community Partnership is one of six community partnerships set up in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area to look at local issues which include community safety and provides a multi-agency approach to solving local problems.”

This initiative is part of a larger scale project being carried out by Bridlington Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Inspector Grant Taylor said: “This partnership initiative has allowed us to provide residents of the Bridlington and Driffield communities with a free UV pen.

The use of the pen could mean the difference between a resident losing their property forever and having it returned to them.”

Councillor Shelagh Finlay, Chair of the Bridlington and Driffield Area Community Partnership, said: “The partnership is actively working to support the Police in reducing the number of stolen goods not returned to their owners.”