More than 100 homes have been visited to provide crime prevention advice as part of a safer streets initiative.

Representatives from different agencies have visited homes between March and May to provide home, fire safety and crime prevention advice as part of the initiative organised by Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership.

In total, 102 homes were visited by staff from the police and fire service in three streets, including Brooklands Gardens in Potters Bar, Hartswood Close in Bushey and Leeming Road in Borehamwood.

Of these, there were 96 referrals in total, including 13 who received crime prevention and security advice, six who received scam advice and five who needed smoke detectors.

A further 13 required home fire safety advice, while 16 needed CPR awareness training. Community Hertsmere provided volunteering information and information on groups and clubs to more than 20 people. Neighbourhood Watch had 19 sign-ups.

Of the people spoken to, 59 per cent were female and 32 per cent were male, while 38 per cent were owner occupiers and the rest were divided between those living in rented or shared ownership accommodation.

Valerie Kane, Community Safety Manager, said: “The Safer Streets initiative has been a success and has enabled agencies to provide residents with vital safety and crime prevention advice.

“The teams involved with the project are set to visit many more streets in the weeks and months to come.”

Residents who sign up to Neighbourhood Watch will receive emails about crime, missing people and other relevant information in their local area. Simply sign up to the Online Watch Link (OWL) at or speak to your local PCSO.”

For more information about the Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership, visit