Free home security scheme

GMP logoLeigh Neighbours is working in partnership with Greater Manchester Police to improve home security for the most vulnerable in our neighbourhood.

Sponsored by Leigh Neighbours, Stop & Lock will signpost local residents to a free home assessment carried out by a former police officer, who will then install appropriate security features free of charge.

The pilot scheme – initially to be rolled out in 40 homes across the Leigh Neighbours project area – is aimed at those people who are most likely to benefit from greater peace of mind.

“During the course of a typical day, we may come across somebody who is particularly vulnerable, perhaps as a result of an attempted break-in or a distraction burglary, or simply because of their age or disability,” says PCSO Gabrielle Fitsimons. “In these instances, we will now be able to refer people for a free home assessment aimed at reducing the risk of crime and the associated fear of crime.”

If you, or somebody you know who lives in the Leigh Neighbours area, would benefit from this, please contact Leigh Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161 856 7225 or wiganeast@gmp.police.uk

Alternatively come along to Cuppa with a Copper every fourth Wednesday at ASDA in Leigh or to any of the regular police surgeries.

Visit www.gmp.police.uk for more information.