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Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:41 by Deputy Clerk

LOCK UP AND LIGHT THIS WINTER

LOCK UP AND LIGHT THIS WINTER

As the evenings start to draw in, officers are reminding people to ensure their homes look occupied during the darker nights.

The force traditionally sees a seasonal rise in burglaries around the time the clocks go back, with offences often rising through December and January. More »

The winter months can make it easier for burglars to go unnoticed and also makes unoccupied homes easier to spot. The force is encouraging residents to review their home security and take a few simple and inexpensive precautions to protect their homes.

One of the easiest things you can do is to leave a light on when you go out, you can use an automatic light timer to switch lamps on in your home when you go out for the evening or when you go away to give the appearance you are home.

There are lots of other things you can do to make your home more secure including:

  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times and remove keys from the lock
  • Keep valuables, bags, cash and keys out of sight and keep them in a safe place
  • Don't keep large quantities of cash and jewellery in your home
  • Avoid leaving packaging from expensive items outside your house – take it to be recycled or put it in the bin
  • If you have a house alarm make sure you remember to set it before leaving the house
  • Check your outdoor security lighting is in full working order
  • Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home with locked gates and fencing
  • If you're going away, don't advertise this on social media
  • Ask a neighbour or relative to collect post and open and close curtains while you're away


For more information on how to protect your home, please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/

If you do spot anyone acting suspiciously, report this to us online via https://www.leics.police.uk/report-online or by calling 101.

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Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:40 by Deputy Clerk

ADVANCE NOTICE FOR MOTORISTS WHO USE STOCKWELLHEAD, HINCKLEY

ADVANCE NOTICE FOR MOTORISTS WHO USE STOCKWELLHEAD, HINCKLEY

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:

Stockwell Head, Hinckley. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow WPD to undertake the installation of a new service. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. More »

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 3 days commencing on the 23rd November 2020. » Less

Posted: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 09:32 by Deputy Clerk

DARKER NIGHT CAMPAIGN

DARKER NIGHT CAMPAIGN

The aim of the Darker Nights campaign is to raise awareness about the risks of being burgled during the darker nights, as well as providing tips and advice on how to keep your home safe. We also want to encourage people to report suspicious behaviour to the police. More »

This year, the clocks go back on Sunday 25 October. This message is a long term message to be considered throughout the Autumn/Winter period.
Please take a few minutes to have a look through some of the below advice and links for further information.

*Protect your home from burglars, keep valuables out of sight and don't leave cash or keys near windows and doors.

*Burglars will often target items such as cash and jewellery. Please try to limit cash at your property. Ensure all jewellery, even if just of sentimental value is kept out of sight and put somewhere secure and difficult for a criminal to find.

*A house without a light on can look unoccupied, there are simple things you can do to make sure your house looks lived in, even when you're out.

*If you have a house alarm, ensure you set it before you go out. Ensure all doors and windows are locked. Consider security items such as window alarms.

*Lights on indoors gives the impression someone is home. Use timer switches to automatically turn on lighting and lamps when you're away or out for the evening.

*Burglars don't like external security lights, make sure you use these during the darker nights, for more tips on keeping your home safe, visit: https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/

*Burglars will often look for homes that seem unoccupied during the darker nights, if you see someone acting suspiciously in your street please report this to us online www.leics.police.uk/report-online or by calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency or if you witness a crime in action.

Worried about keeping your home safe during the darker nights? Don't be – we have lots of information & advice on our website about how to keep your home secure
https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/

Thank you for taking the time to read and take care.

Please do not report crime or Incidents via 'Neighbourhood Link' as the messages are not always monitored.

Did you know you can report crime and incidents using our online portal. Please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ Click on REPORT .
In an emergency dial 999


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Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 16:04 by Deputy Clerk