Ensure you lock up before holidays

Constable Matt Tarbotton with Gosnells Mayor Olwyn Searle.Picture: Jon Hewson         www.communitypix.com.au   d445749
Constable Matt Tarbotton with Gosnells Mayor Olwyn Searle.Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d445749

THE City of Gosnells, WA Police and Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch are teaming up to help residents ensure their homes are secure when they take a holiday.

As a result, the Keep it Secure – Don’t take a holiday from home security program has been developed by the City to give residents some crime-prevention tips.

Handy hints include arranging for Australia Post to hold mail or asking a trusted neighbour to collect mail while you’re away.

The City also recommends residents remove empty packaging from televisions, computers and laptops from their property.

City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said these tips for holiday-makers were very important to ensure the safety of their homes and valuables.

“While it’s exciting to be going on holiday, it’s so important to ensure that you look after your valuables back at home so that your holiday memories aren’t tainted when you return,” she said.

“The tips are so simple but can mean the difference between a great holiday and a bad experience.”

The program also offers residents the opportunity to win up to $300 towards a home security item of their choice, by simply providing their details through the City’s website.

Five residents will be drawn between November and April and terms and conditions apply.

For more information about the City’s crime-prevention programs, call Safe City on 9391 6022 or visit safecity@gosnells. wa.gov.au.