Summer is the time when a lot of people think of going on holiday please bear the following in mind:

Cancel milk and papers.

Ask neighbours to keep an eye on your property whilst you are away.

If you are going to be away for a long time consider letting your local Policing Team know.

Light timers set in different areas of your property at different times are important to give the impression that someone is at home.

Ensure windows and doors are securely locked whenever you leave your property even if you are just nipping to the shops – and especially if you are going on holiday.

Anti-social behaviour can be more of a problem during school holidays so ensure you know where your children are and if anyone is displaying anti-social behaviour then please call the police on 101.

Keep garages and sheds secure and put tools away when finished with. Make sure valuable items of garden equipment and toys are put away when finished with and property marked where appropriate.

Make sure you property mark your household items – to get more advice on how to mark your property please speak to your local Ward Coordinator.

Don’t discuss your holiday dates in public where you could be overheard.

Don’t leave calendars on display marked with ‘Holiday – 2 weeks’ or let everyone on Facebook or Streetlife know that you’re at the Airport.

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.