Autumn brings in the start of longer nights and with Halloween and Bonfire Night please bear the following in mind:

Light timers should be used where possible to give the impression that the property is occupied.

Anti-social behaviour can be reported on 101 or 020 8478 4679.

Be aware of your neighbours, especially vulnerable residents; make sure they are aware of locking their doors and windows properly and that their possessions are stored securely.

Ensure you know where you children are on Halloween, accompany younger ones and check that older ones know what is acceptable behaviour and what isn’t.

If you have any queries about home security or wish to join Neighbourhood Watch then please register your interest by creating an account at this website.

As always the numbers to call are:

999 Emergency number – call when you suspect a crime is being committed or a life is in danger;

101 Non-emergency number – call when a crime has been discovered, to leave a message for your Neighbourhood Policing team.