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Security goes under the spotlight for Monyash residents

Posted on 25th March 2013
Op-Illuminate-Monyash-visit Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, right, with Monyash resident Malcolm Palfreyman

People in the Derbyshire Dales village of Monyash have shone the light on home security during an Operation Illuminate visit.

Police from Safer Neighbourhood teams in the Bakewell area were joined by Derbyshire Dales District Council staff for the visit on Thursday, March 21.

Homeowners in the village were able to buy cut-price home security items such as shed alarms, timer switches, outdoor light bulbs and more.

The aim of Operation Illuminate was to help Derbyshire Dales residents boost their home security during the winter months and darker nights, and deter burglars from targeting their properties.

The reduced cost items are available to buy at police stations and district council offices but police have also been heading out to more remote villages across the Dales to keep in touch with residents there.

Malcolm Palfreyman, who lives in Monyash, said: “We live in a safe community but little things like this make a real difference.

“It’s good to see the police and the council working together to help keep the place safe.”

Operation Illuminate was run by the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which is led by the police and district council.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, from Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The point of this partnership project has been to help people protect their homes against burglars through simple home security steps.

“We’ve been urging people to take advantage of the cut-price items and the take-up has been fantastic, especially in the more remote places we have been visiting.”

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