SHED locks and security equipment are being given out in Shirebrook as part of a ‘Cracking Crime’ bid to reduce offending.
There were 21 sheds and outbuildings broken into in June compared to 12 the month before.
Bolsover Community Safety Partnership handed out free equipment in Shirebrook market place and previous victims of crime have also been offered items.
The rest is available for collection from Bolsover District Council’s Contact Centre on Main Street, Shirebrook.
Coun Brian Murray-Carr, chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, said: “Shed burglaries tend to be prevalent during the summer and this has been the case in Shirebrook. We hope that work we are doing in the area will help to raise awareness of the need to secure sheds and outbuildings and to provide residents with equipment to help them do this.”