Residents are being reminded to leave a light on this winter to deter criminals from operating in their local community.
Rushcliffe Borough Council are working with Nottinghamshire Police once again to raise awareness on property safety during the darker months.
If a house is left in darkness, it appears unoccupied and is therefore more likely to be targeted by burglars.
A limited supply of 24 hour timers are currently available for free at the authority’s sites across the Borough, including the Community Contact Centre in West Bridgford and contact points in Cotgrave, Bingham and East Leake.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis praised the initiative, which encourages residents to use timers that switch lights on at specific times of the day or night.
He said: “We often don’t realise how long our homes are left in darkness during long, winter nights, which is why it’s so important to leave a light on and keep your house looking busy and bright.
“The free timers are a brilliant way to avoid leaving your home in darkness for long periods and can help deter criminal activity in your local community.”
To claim a free timer
whilst stocks last, simply visit one of the authority’s contact points and
complete a Neighbourhood Alert Registration Form.