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Darker nights are here

Darker nights are here so it’s a good time to make sure your home is safe and secure.

Now the clocks have gone back, safe & sound, Dudley’s community safety partnership is encouraging residents to follow some easy home safety tips.

Simple tips include using a timer switch for lights so your home is not left in darkness, using door and window locks and keeping sheds and garages locked.

People should also register their personal items on the immobilise database by visiting

The database is free and used by police and can help recover your property and capture thieves.

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member responsible for community safety, said:

“Securing your home against thieves is important all year round but darker nights can make our homes more vulnerable.

“There are lots of ways you can safeguard your property, take a look at the simple steps on safe & sound’s website

To view more tips visit

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