Anlaby with Anlaby Common

Parish Council, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Results of the Best Kept Front Garden Competition 2016

 

2016 saw another successful best kept front garden competition, Councillors viewed the area and made recommendations to last years winner who judged the competition in July.

 

First prize was awarded to Mr and Mrs Derving - 6 Voases Lane


 

 

 

 

 

Second prize was awarded to Mr and Mrs Butler - 4 Torchill Close

 

 

 

The Parish Councillors would like to thank all residents for helping make the parish an attractive and brighter place to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have received this information and it makes interesting reading with several good tips.
 
WHAT MAKES YOUR HOME ATTRACTIVE TO BURGLARS?
 
A high front boundary
Low side and rear boundaries
Accessible wheelie bins
No visible intruder alarms
No security lighting
Valuables on display
Open or unsecured windows
Unsecured garage or shed door
Unlocked back or side gate
Paved drive or driveway
 
TOP TEN TIPS FOR SECURING YOUR HOME
 
Do not leave your keys or ID documents within easy reach of doors, letterboxes, windows.
Close and lock all doors and windows. If you have multilocking door handles, lift the handle, lock with key and remove it.
LIFT - LOCK - REMOVE! Put the key in a safe place out of sight in case of fire.
Lock garages and sheds so garden tools and ladders cannot be used to break into your home.
Keep side gates locked and bins stored behind them.
Use timer switches linked to lights and a radio so it appears that someone is at home
Invest in a safe for valuables and sentimental items and securely fix it to a solid surface
Install a visible intruder alarm system.  Burglars don't want to be seen or heard.
Install low level "dusk to dawn" lighting to increase visibility and deter burglars
Keep side and rear boundaries high to restrict access and front boundaries low to remove hiding places
Photograph and mark valuables with your post code and house number then register items with serial numbers at immobilise.com
 
You can register your property on the secure property register immobilise.com. It is easy to do and recommended by the Police

 

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Created 4/3/2012 by Gary
Modified 9/6/2016 by Gary