Keep an eye on your neighbours this winter

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COMMUNITY wardens are encouraging people to look out for their neighbours this Christmas.

They will be out and about in Chichester helping people stay safe and warm this winter.

Councillor Janet Duncton, who is responsible for housing and planning in Chichester district, said: ‘The wardens are encouraging everyone to look out for older or vulnerable friends, family and neighbours.

‘The cold weather affects them the most, so make time to pop in regularly to make sure they are okay and have everything they need.

‘The wardens carry out visits to older and vulnerable people providing a friendly, reassuring face.

‘They want to make sure that residents stay safe and warm this winter. Their top tips include making sure you are aware of your security.

‘Make sure milk bottles aren’t left outside on your doorstep if you’re going away. Don’t leave Christmas presents on display in your home or car, or packaging from expensive items sticking out of your bin – it can attract opportunistic burglars.

‘You should also be careful with handbags, purses and wallets when doing your Christmas shopping.’