Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Housing and also in Communities
PC Steve Morris and Riverside's David Daniels with Riverside tenant Carol Branton
Riverside, one of Hull’s leading landlords, have donated over £900 to Humberside Police, to enable them to buy and fit anti burglar alarms for tenants on Redmire Close, North Bransholme estate, as part of their Burglary Crime Reduction Initiative.
Using the Vulnerable Localities Index, Humberside police target certain areas identified as a risk of being subject to burglaries. Using a specifically designed toolkit, the officers then target a full street, visiting every household offering crime prevention advice, reassurance and property marking ideas.
The money donated from Riverside has enabled the purchase of alarms for Redmire Close which was identified as the next street within Riverside to be targeted for this anti burglary initiative. On the day 52 homes were visited with 68 window alarms and 30 shed alarms fitted, together with advice on crime reduction.
Carol Branton who lives on Redmire Close said “I am really grateful to Riverside and the police for enabling these alarms to be fitted to my door and windows, as well as my shed. I feel a lot happier that my home and garden possessions are more safe and secure against potential burglars.”
Dave Daniels, Riverside Area Board Member said “This is an excellent opportunity for us to work with our partners at Bransholme police station to help reduce the number of crimes in the area that we live in and having attended Carol’s home with the police to see how the alarms were fitted, any deterrent against burglary is more than worthwhile."
PC Steve Morris, Humberside Police said “it’s great that we have been able to work with Riverside to get these alarms fitted to their properties. This will hopefully reduce the likelihood of a crime being committed as well as making the tenants of Redmire Close feel more secure in their homes.”
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