Home safety advice given out to residents
Over 250 homes in Llanelli have been given advice on keeping their homes safe and secure.
In a joint operation with Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue, Carmarthenshire Council’s housing officers visited properties in Granby Close, Clos Dewi Medi and the Buddulph Estate to speak to householders on a range of issues including tips on fire safety and house security and forensic marking.
During the two-day initiative, housing officers found two houses abandoned and two caravans were issued with legal movement notices.
Security measures have also been installed in some homes following a spate of burglaries in the area.
Trees are due to be trimmed so that the area is better lit and a skip has been provided to remove dumped rubbish around the estate.
The council’s executive board member, Cllr Linda Davies-Evans said: “This was an opportunity for householders to discuss one on one any issues they are concerned about in their community. Our officers and partners visited a large number of properties over the two-day period to share advice and tips on how to keep their properties safe. We provided many residents with pens to mark their personal items and some homes were fitted with forensic alarms.”