01 March 2010

Free home security improvements for Lambeth residents

The Clapham Park Project has received funding from the Home Office to offer free home security improvements -including fitting window locks, spyholes and door chains- to all Lambeth residents to reduce burglary and other crime in the local area.

Priority will be given for the improvements to older residents, people on low incomes and those living in burglary hotspots, but anyone can apply to have an assessment of their home security undertaken and improved if appropriate.

Work
will be carried out by Age UK, and anyone who feels their property needs additional security to help reduce the risk of burglary can apply by calling Clapham Park Project by 19 March 2010 on 0800 085 2378.

The Lambeth website has a useful guide to crime prevention called think like a burglar
The Metropolitan Police's Operation Bumblebee website also has lots of top tips on burglary prevention