|The Lift it, Lock it, Lose it campaign continues to help make residents aware of the dangers of not properly locking UPVC doors.|
Representatives from the Basildon Community Safety Partnership (CSP) were out in force at Asda in Pipps Hill to promote the campaign which aims to reduce burglary within the borough with a clear message to lock doors correctly at all times.
Burglary prevention information and leaflets were handed out to shoppers along with demonstrations, using a model UPVC door lock, showing residents how to lock their UPVC doors properly, after it emerged that 1/3 of all burglaries in the borough were caused by people not locking their doors properly.
Councillor Malcolm Buckley, cabinet member responsible for community safety, said: “Although Basildon remains a safe place to live and visit, it doesn't mean that we can afford to become complacent.
"The impact burglary has on its victims is extremely traumatic. We hope that this campaign will continue to encourage residents to take the necessary steps in properly securing their home so that there are fewer victims of this distressing crime.”
Don’t become a statistic by leaving your home open to opportunistic burglars and make sure your doors are secure. Come along to our next Lift it, Lock it, Lose it road show on Wednesday 20 June outside The Place (Pitsea Leisure Centre) to pick up crime prevention advice and talk to police community support officers and representatives of the Basildon Community Safety Partnership.
The CSP continues to work hard within the community with the aim of reducing crime.