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Don't open up your home to burglars

Don’t open up your home to burglars

24 August 2015

North Lincolnshire Council is holding a number of sessions across the Isle of Axholme as part of its Burglary Awareness Week to provide advice and information on how to keep safe in your own home.

Throughout the week the council’s Safer Neighbourhoods team will be providing crime prevention advice, crime statistics and information and giving away free crime prevention products such as security packs, locks and alarms.

All Isle of Axholme residents are invited to attend one of the sessions, they are on:

  • Monday 7 September in Epworth from 10am to 12pm outside the library and in Wroot from 1pm to 3pm at the Village Hall.

  • Tuesday 8 September in Crowle between 10am and 12pm in the Market Place and in Eastoft from 1pm to 3pm outside the school.

  • Wednesday 9 September in Westwoodside from 10am to 12pm at the Village Hall and in Owston Ferry from 1pm to 3pm in the Coronation Hall.

  • Thursday 10 September in Belton from 10am to 12pm on Ashtree Close and in Keadby from 1pm to 3pm outside the Generation Park.

Everyone who attends the session will be entered into a free prize draw to win a home security system. The winner will be picked at the last session.

At the sessions information will also be provided on Immobilise, which is the free national property database website. People are encouraged to register all their belongings on this website in case they are stolen or lost. It will help the Police trace the owner of the belongings if they are found.

Don’t miss the chance to meet Billy the Burglar to find out what makes him target houses and what he wants to steal the most. 

Find out further details on the services Safer Neighbourhood provides, including Neighbourhood Watch, Horsewatch and the Neighbourhood Action Team at the sessions.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Safer Neighbourhoods any questions about crime in your area, how to keep your home safe and prevent crime.

Humberside Police, North Lincolnshire Homes (Ongo) and some local ward councillors will be attending the sessions. Do you have any questions you would like to ask them? Pop along to one of the sessions.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, said:

“We are holding our first Burglary Awareness Week in the Isle of Axholme to raise awareness of how to prevent crime. Quite often people don’t realise they are opening up their homes to burglars. Leaving your windows open or doors unlocked whilst in your home is giving burglars the perfect opportunity. It’s important that we do all we can to prevent burglars, not make it easy for them. It is extremely upsetting when people’s homes are burgled. Go along to one of the sessions to find out how to keep your home secure and pick up some free security products.”

First Published:24 August 2015