21 September 2015
North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhood department ran a successful Burglary Awareness Week, with support from Humberside Police and Ongo.
The event took place between 7 and 10 September on the Isle of Axholme, taking in Epworth, Wroot, Crowle, Eastoft, Westwoodside, Owston Ferry, Belton and Keadby.
Safer Neighbourhoods officers and the police saw over 460 residents during the week, offering them crime prevention advice and products including door alarms, bike locks, UV pens and shed alarms.
It was in response to a concern prioritised by the lsle Central Neighbourhood Action Team about burglaries in the area.
The Isle Central Neighbourhood Action Team is chaired by ward councillor, Cllr David Robinson. He said:
“The week of action was a real success and attracted a lot of interest from residents wanting to find out how they can help prevent burglaries. They received crime prevention advice and various theft deterrents to help keep their valuables safe in future.”
There are 17 Neighbourhood Action Teams (NAT) in North Lincolnshire, all chaired by a local ward councillor and supported by Safer Neighbourhoods, Humberside Police, Town and Parish Councillors as well as Neighbourhood Watch groups.
The NAT allows local people to set priorities for their area in terms of crime and disorder, Safer Neighbourhoods then co-ordinate a multi-agency response to the concerns raised.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Leisure and Customer Services at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Burglaries can happen anywhere and the more prepared residents are the less likely burglars are likely to strike. So using locks, alarms and other protective products will help keep your home and possessions safe.”