Residents urged not to be complacent about security during heatwave
are urging residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to ensure windows
and doors are shut and locked during this week's heatwave, even
if they are only in the garden or another room.
campaign, called Your Home Is Your Castle, aims to give residents
helpful advice about how to protect their home and minimise the
chances of being burgled over the summer.
Stratford, who is leading the initiative, said: "The number
of burglaries in Somerset is thankfully falling every year. However,
because it doesn't affect a huge number of people it's easy to
become complacent and think it won't happen to you."
we are not complacent in our mission to stop burglars creating
more victims and people at home shouldn't be either. Around 30
per cent of all our burglaries could have been avoided because
burglars got in through open windows or unlocked doors."
don't want people to be terrified in their own homes, but just
taking a few sensible precautions could make all the difference
and keep an opportunist thief out of your home."
including the one pictured here, will be put up locally to promote
the awareness campaign and police will be giving out postcards
at local events over the summer with more information.