7 'lightbulb' moments
- As nights get darker earlier, burglary tends to increase – leave lights on inside your house
- Leave a light on in more than one room, upstairs and downstairs – remember to choose low-energy lamps
- Use a timer switch to operate the lights as it starts to get dark – change the times that the lights come on, to create the illusion that someone is moving around inside the house
- Make sure your door is well lit and fully visible from the street – dusk to dawn lamp adaptors are available from DIY stores
- Keep shrubbery and hedges at the front of the house pruned to below one metre – remove any cover for a burglar to work unseen and give your neighbours every chance to spot something suspicious
- Keep curtains closed at night – if you are away, ask a neighbour to close them for you
- Check existing lighting is in good working order and replace any faulty equipment – remember to check batteries in torches and smoke alarms
Contact Neighbourhood Watch
The Woodnewton Neighbourhood Watch contacts meet once every quarter to discuss general crime issues and information received from the Police and other groups. The contacts will also inform villagers of crimes in the village.
If you would like to be kept aware of crimes within the area, would like to become a Neighbourhood Contact or would like any further information please send your email address and contact details to email@example.com and you will be automatically sent the Neighbourhood Watch alert.