Three Salford residents associations - Vertical Villages, Bridgewater Residents Association and TIETARA – have got £50,000 to spend by the end of March on improving security in homes throughout the M3 postcode area.
Any residents who haven't got top standard door chains and locks, spy holes or window locks can now have them fitted free of charge, while the grant also covers free alarm checks and servicing.
"Residents can just ring up and free engineers will come out and improve alarms, locks, window locks and door chains" says Richard Critchley of Bridgewater Residents Association "The idea is just to make the community feel safer and more empowered in the area, and to reduce the level of burglaries.
"It's the highest quality alarms and some of the toughest locks you can get" he adds "So it really is worth it and it's completely free…"
Just ring 0161 790 6278 and quote `Safer Homes'
More information is at www.bridgewater-residents.org.uk
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