Titchfield residents have been warned to secure their hanging baskets and flora displays following a spate of thefts right across the village.
Hanging baskets have been taken from The Square, East Street and West Street.
With the village being judged on July 9th by Royal Horticultural Society judges, for the Britain in Bloom competition, the streets of Titchfield need to look their best.
The cheapest way of making your baskets more difficult to steal is to use strong wire or cable ties fixed to the basket, chain and bracket.
Or use a padlock and chain linking the elements as above.
Also make sure the bracket is screwed into the bricks - if the screws are in the mortar they can be easily pulled out.
Remove any care/description labels from the plant. A plant is most likely to be stolen if you keep the label on it.
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