Release Date: 11 December 2017
The Borough’s residents are being warned to keep their homes safe from would be grinches ready to spoil their Christmas festivities.
The Council has written to 6,600 residents across the borough with useful tips to combat the increase in burglaries and bike thefts which come during darker nights and over the holidays.
Residents are being advised to keep their homes safe by:
Cllr Mark Boyle, Cabinet member for Community Safety said:
“Whilst we live in one of the safest boroughs in London, following these tips will make your property even safer and ensure your Christmas isn’t spoiled by would be thieves.
“Across the borough 16% of all burglaries were defined as insecure, where most commonly windows or backdoors were left open or sheds and garages have been left unsecured. Taking steps to keep your home and belongings secure will be sure you don’t get a nasty shock this holiday season.”
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Updated: 29 December 2017