Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy

Church

Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester
LE8 9DR

Tel: 07827 797125

Crime Prevention

There has recently been an increase in burglaries from high value homes with in the Harborough District.

Below is a link to the police's burglary advice and specific advice for when going on holiday.

https://leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/information-zone/crime-prevention/burglary

Holiday Advice

It is advised you always try to make your home appear occupied. Here are some steps you can take to ensure this:

  • Get a friend, neighbour or relative to keep an eye on your house or flat. Even the smallest of jobs such as collecting post from the letterbox, sweeping up leaves, putting dustbins out and even mowing your lawn, can make it seem as though someone is home.
  • Cancel deliveries of milk and newspapers while you are away, as a clutter of these around your front door, becomes a clear sign that nobody is home.
  • Invest in some automatic time switches, which switch lights and radios on and off at set times.
  • Never leave blinds or curtains closed as this makes it obvious the property is empty during the day.