Door Step Crime - North Lincolnshire
To support the prevention of crime in our communities, we have been working with North Lincolnshire council and launched Trade Watch to help stop residents in rural areas being a target of crime.
The voluntary scheme has been created following reports of door step crime across the county.
It will enable residents to feel safe in their community and send out a clear message that rogue traders and criminal activity will not be accepted.
As part of the scheme, residents will agree not to commit to any work offered on the doorstep and report any suspicious companies or activities to the police.
Residents in rural areas can sign up to the scheme, once they do, they will receive a Trade Watch window sticker and supporting information.
Where full streets or villages take part in the scheme, street signs are available for them to display.
Living in a Trade Watch area will reduce the risk of being approached or becoming a victim of door step crime.
To find out more about Trade Watch, contact the council’s Safer Neighbourhoods team 01724 244665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With the warmer weather the Local policing team are asking residents to be extra vigilant regarding the security of their homes and outbuildings. please be aware that even a small window left open can be targeted by an "opportunist" burglar, if you are out in your garden make sure that your home is secure,
If you require any work doing at your home do not use cold callers, traders, use recomended companies by your family or friends, to carry out any work, if you are in a housing association prorerty your housing team will have a list of reccomended traders, stay safe dont let anyone into your property unless invited by you,