Crime prevention help ahead of Christmas in Hertsmere

HOUSE and car alarms, door chains, 24-hour timers and outdoor lights will be on sale at discounted prices in a Neighbourhood Watch event next week.

Pcsos Samantha O’Grady and Barry Lovegrove will join Richard Jarvis, from Hertsmere’s Neighbourhood Watch committee, to explain how the crime prevention tools work, and the benefits of them.

The event will take place at Hertsmere Borough Council’s offices in Elstree Way, Borehamwood, on Monday from 11am to 3pm.

Pcso O’Grady said: “It is always a good idea to be prepared and take a few moments to make sure your property is fully secure.

“The event is designed to help residents ensure their car, home and possessions are fully secure to help reduce the chance of being a victim of crime this autumn and winter.”

She added: “It is also an opportunity to meet your local officers and discuss crime prevention issues, so why not come along and see what is on offer and how we can all help keep Hertsmere safer.”

Cllr John Donne, Hertsmere’s community safety portfolio holder, said: “Traditionally more burglaries and other crime can take place during the festive season, so this is a great opportunity to secure your property and possessions in time for Christmas.

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“You will also be able to pick up other top tips for keeping safe this winter.”

If you can’t make the event but want to pick up some crime prevention tips, contact the Pcsos on 01707 354192 or email samantha.o’ or