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We have had a busy month during May, but I’m pleased to say not because of burglaries. There have been a few, which as we always say, is a few too many, but this is a massive reduction on the start of the year.

We need to build on the good work of the volunteers and ensure we don’t take our eye off the ball. It’s worth mentioning that one of the burglaries was a ‘hook and cane’ whereby the offenders force a window, then use a long stick with a hook on it to grab house/car keys.

Please remove keys from view at night to avoid this happening to you.

As the days are getting warmer, please also remember not to make it easy for sneak in thieves who are looking for open doors and easy access. One reported burglary happened just like that; when the occupants were at the front of their premises, offenders jumped a rear wall and entered via an open backdoor.

On the whole though, it has been a much improved month and everyone’s efforts are I’m sure, much appreciated by all.

We attended the Camposol Fiesta Golf Day on 10th May, which was our inaugural outing with our information stand. This appeared to be well received by all who stopped by to say hello and have a chat. The idea was to make our group more accessible to those not necessarily on social media. We had a display of items for people to look at as well as leaflets and business cards giving contact details and information. A big thank you to all those who gave up their time to look after the stand on the day.

On Monday 14th May, I was invited to Costa Cálida International Radio by host Ruma Jordan to talk about and promote, the good work of the Security Groups on Camposol. I also got to pick a few tunes in between the chat which I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed.

Finally, the following day, we held an open presentation with the Guardia Civil as guest speakers. It was really important that people turned up in numbers to reiterate the strong community we have here on Camposol. We were not disappointed, as nearly 200 people turned up to listen to the presentation and question and answer sessions. Most of the answers I think we already knew, but it was good to hear them directly from our guests. The minutes of the meeting have been published on our Facebook page – Camposol Security Group.

I am currently compiling a list of interpreters who can help with reporting crime (making denuncias). If anyone would like to be added to this list, please contact me via Facebook.

In the meantime, stay safe and remain vigilant.

Kind regards.

Phil Wilcockson