Spring time is when we get out all the tools for the garden and start to emerge from the Winter darkness so please bear the following in mind:

Make sure you keep garages and sheds locked whilst using tools and ensure you put them away after use.

Make sure garage doors are closed and secure.

Now is a good time to ensure fences are secure and not broken. Consider planting defensive hedging and plants.

Light timers can be used for all manner of things including turning lights on if you get home after dark to make the property appear lived in.

If you plan a Spring Break ask neighbours to watch over your property ensuring post is pushed completely through the letterbox, put back your recycling bins in a proper location and make sure milk and papers have been cancelled.

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.