Community hall receives safe donation from Burg-Wächter’s Secure Communities Scheme

Community hall receives safe donation from Burg-Wächter’s Secure Communities Scheme

Burg-Wächter UK’s ‘Secure Communities Scheme’ has come to the assistance of a newly built community hall in Kent. The security specialist received an impressive application from the Painters Forstal Community Association for the free-of-charge security support that the Secure Communities Scheme provides.

Painters Forstal is a rural village near Faversham, and its community association is a new charity, formed to manage the construction of the new community hall and to represent local villagers.

Having assessed the project‘s needs, Burg-Wächter has donated a safe, which will be used to secure small items of value in the new building. The safe donated by the company is a ‘Laptop Point Safe’, model P3E LAP, which offers a good level of security for contents, thanks to its solid single-walled steel body and double-walled door. The Laptop Point-Safe can be accessed using an electronic combination lock. The user can change the combination code to their own personal code. A convenient and simple-to-use version is also offered with an integrated finger scan capability. No matter which lock is chosen, they are ideal for storing laptops, tablets, files, cash, jewellery and other smaller valuables such as passports and documents. The safe donated is therefore ideal for the community hall’s needs.

Professor Ben Bennett, Chair of Trustees for the Painters Forstal Community Association, comments:

“The new community hall has strong security features with CCTV and alarms having been installed during construction.  Our design deliberately did not include an office as we intend to be a paper free organisation in keeping with our Lottery approved ‘Carbon Plan’.  This means that up until now there has been nowhere to secure small items of value in the new building. Burg-Wächter’s donation is therefore very much appreciated.

“Applying for the Burg-Wächter donation was simple. I went onto the company’s website and followed the link to its Secure Communities Scheme. Then all I had to do was to email some details to an address given there.

“The new community hall will build spirit and togetherness through a range of initiatives such as exercise, drop-ins, warm space use, food and nutrition groups, cultural and sporting activities, clubs, a nursery and many more.  All this will be within walking distance for villagers, thus providing community services without relying on cars or the intermittent bus service.”

Burg-Wächter’s Secure Communities Scheme gives regional community leaders and volunteers the chance to win a security kit worth up to £200 for their organization. Any regional initiative that is run by or supports the local community can apply.

Burg-Wächter launched the scheme in recognition of the fact that people around the country who are doing their bit for their community should not have to worry about the security of their premises, equipment or storage areas. The company’s Secure Communities Scheme is its way of saying thank you to community leaders for supporting people in their area.

The type of project or organisation that the scheme is open to is very wide-ranging. It could be a scouts group; a local sports group like a cycling or football club; a school after-hours club; a hospital or healthcare community programme; a provider of events for children or pensioners; a facilitator of village activity; or a town/village charity. As long as the initiative is run by or supports the local community, and it has a specific security need Burg-Wächter would like to hear about it. Successful applicants will each receive a tailored security kit to help secure property, premises, equipment or storage areas to the value of £150 – £200 at retail price.

The Secure Communities Scheme is an ongoing initiative, which has already helped over 100 regional causes through the provision of over 2,000 pieces of security equipment.

For further details of the scheme and rules of entry, click here

For information on Burg-Wächter’s range of wired camera kits and other home security products visit or call 01274 395 333.

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