Saturday, October 17, 2009

Weeding out crime with Shelley garden centre bulbs

SHOPPERS at a Shelley garden centre will be able to pick up some light bulbs to go with their flower bulbs.
Officers from Kirkburton Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) will hand out free, energy-saving bulbs at Armitage’s at Huddersfield Road on Saturday.
It is part of the Lighten-Up campaign to deter burglars as the nights draw in.
Pc Sally Baines said: “This is a great chance to pick up a free light bulb and use it to make your property more secure.
“Burglars don’t want to be caught and they don’t want to be seen.
“Areas that are not well lit can be more inviting to potential burglars or thieves.
“By using these energy saving light bulbs, it will act as a deterrent.
“Although the police will do all they can to prevent such offences from occurring, we also need the help of the community to do their part in reducing the chances of their property being targeted.”
To contact the NPT call 01484 436898.

(Reproduced from Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Oct 16th)

Gardien Tip: As the darker nights close in, so crime rises. Take a close look at your garden, shed, fences etc. and and decide what you ought to do to improve the security of your surroundings. See the advice at

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