More than sixty households were visited by police and firefighters.

The event took place in Laurel Avenue, Potters Bar on Wednesday.

They were also joined by a Trading Standards volunteer.

The scheme aims to make areas even safer by offering residents free security checks, crime prevention advice, fire risk assessments, installation of smoke alarms and advice on healthy living and giving up smoking.

During the visit, 12 home fire safety referrals and 12 crime prevention referrals were made and 10 people signed up to receive emails about crime in their area by joining Neighbourhood Watch.

PCSO Cheryll Lavell said: “It was a really good opportunity to meet residents and give out crime prevention advice and encourage residents to join Neighbourhood Watch. Most people were pleased to see us and we hope they will take on board the advice."

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.