The Bridlington & Driffield Area Community Partnership are working closely with Humberside Police to reduce house burglaries in the run up to Christmas.
The partnership has a number of timer switches that can be used when residents are not in their home. The timer switch will enable lights to be switched on giving the appearance of someone at home.
The timer switches are available for residents free of charge at the Bridlington Cop Shop in Quay Road, Bridlington. They will be given out on a first-come first-served basis, one per household.
Humberside Police Inspector Grant Taylor said: “This partnership initiative has allowed us to provide residents of the Bridlington community with a free timer switch. The use of the timer switch will help residents reduce the chance of experiencing a crime over this festive period.”
Councillor Chad Chadwick, who is the Chair of the Bridlington & Driffield Area Community Partnership, added “The partnership is actively working to support the Police in reducing the number of burglaries.”
Councillor Jackie Cracknell, cabinet portfolio holder for performance and community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Bridlington & Driffield Community Partnership is one of six community partnerships set up over the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area to look at local issues which include community safety and provides a multi-agency approach to solving local problems.”