Bromley Council is offering residents free bells for their purses and wallets to deter pickpockets.
Shoppers can pick up their anti-theft attachments at High Street charity shops, which alert them to any attempts to nab their valuables.
Supplied by the Safer Bromley Partnership, the bells are free at till points in Bromley, Beckenham and Orpington.
Customers picking one up are encouraged to make a small donation to charity.
Councillor Kate Lymer Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement said: “It’s easy to become distracted when browsing for shopping.
“That’s why the Safer Bromley Partnership aims to keep customers safe and is issuing free bells for purses and wallets to raise awareness.”
Bromley Crime Prevention and Community Safety Survey 2020
Every four years the Safer Bromley Partnership carries out a strategic assessment, which looks at all community safety issues in the borough. As part of this process, a survey is conducted to find out the community’s concerns in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour and drugs and alcohol.
The results of the survey combined with an analysis of all crimes that happen in the borough help Safer Bromley Partnership set the partnership’s priorities for the year.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share with colleagues and residents. It takes about 5 minutes. Questions are closed and straightforward for ease of completion.