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Home Safety For Rekendyke Residents

People living in the Rekendyke area of South Shields are being urged to contact the Council about the home and fire security equipment that's available to them - absolutely free of charge.

Door locks, door viewers, smoke alarms and door chains are just some of the items available to anyone living in South Tyneside. Details of this equipment will be displayed on Saturday morning (8th February) at Ede House during the weekly surgery of Rekendyke Councillors.

Local Councillors Henry Williams and Andy Frost are urging as many people as possible to go along on Saturday between 11am and 12 noon to see for themselves what is on offer. Community Beat Manager Pc Susannah Crossley will also be available at the surgery to talk to people about the benefits of having this extra home security.

Councillor Williams says: "It costs nothing to be as safe as houses. These security devices are available and what's more they are totally free of charge. It makes no difference if you are a council tenant, a home owner or you live in private rented accommodation, these devices are free to everyone."

The security equipment is part of South Tyneside Council's Community Safety Initiative funded by Neighbourhood Renewal and the SRB programme in partnership with the Police, Community Safety and the Fire Brigade.

For details of how to obtain the devices contact the Council Call Centre on 427 7000 from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday (not weekends).

Anyone who cannot attend the surgery can contact the councillors at their homes: Councillor Williams Tel: 425 5022 and Councillor Frost Tel: 456 8557.

Councillors' details are also published on the INTERNET website '' The Councillors can be contacted by e-mail: and

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