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September 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm #579
If you keep your bike in the West block rack at the entrance you may wish to check your bike is still there.
Looks like a determined effort with four cut locks.
September 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm #1459
Presumably someone got their bikes also stolen in this instance also?
Mine was stolen a while back, as were a few others. Does anyone know if there's been progress in getting the CCTV back up and running? Having a marked bike is only part of the answer, it would be best if we were able to prevent them being stolen in the first place which shouldn't be too hard if people keep a lookout for odd activity and people entering what should be a fairly secure garage.
Also, I cycle to work and three times in recent weeks guys, probably teenagers, (walking and a few with bikes) have been loitering in between the Rainbow Quay blocks when I've cycled into west block. One guy follow me in, got locked in and I had to go and kick him out. Another time a guy has come in behind me and was looking at the bikes and trying the door systems to see what kept it open. Each time they've cleared out before I've got back out to them. If you live in overlooking apartments, please keep an eye on such activities.
I've only caught these guys because I tend to wait part way down the garage and circle until the door closes. I notice a lot of people don't bother to wait for the doors to close. For the sake of everyone's cars and bikes, can everyone please take the extra few seconds to wait and check nobody gets in?
It is undoubtedly how mine and numerous other bikes have been stolen…
Flat 3, 3 Rainbow Quay
September 22, 2015 at 8:08 pm #1460
CCTV project has been passed to the contractor and the components are on order. It is taking longer than what I thought it would take but I think the contractor has a lot on.
As regards people not waiting for the doors to close, this is a continual bug bear. Personally I would like a letter sent to those responsible letting them know that access to the garage will be removed unless they wait in future. However I don't think the rest of the board would support me in such a draconian move. ::)
September 23, 2015 at 8:29 am #1461
Sadly the issue of tailgating never goes away (as Simon points out). Some residents value their 20 second faster exit more highly than their fellow residents valuables. Unfortunately revoking access would only be legally enforceable against tenants and not leaseholders – and then only if their sub-lease allowed for this.
Longer term residents who ignore the issue are never going to change and hopefully they are in a tiny minority (maybe when the CCTV is up and running we can 'name and shame' on the website and twitter for all to see!) – newer residents may not be aware of the issue and so perhaps a small leaflet reminder on cars every few months may be helpful.
Fingers crossed working CCTV will be a deterrent once people are aware that it's live.
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