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Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 17:59 GMT
'BlitzBus' tackles local problems

Advice on staying safe at home and dealing with neighbourhood nuisances is on offer to people across East Durham as a campaign bus takes to the road.

The 'BlitzBus' will tour the Easington area during November and December.

The campaign has been organised by Easington Community Safety Partnership (CSP), the council and fire service.

Everyone who visits will receive a free timer switch to help deter intruders, and be able to sign up for a free smoke alarm and a fire safety check.

Information will be provided on issues ranging from anti-social behaviour to reducing the risk of fire in the home.

Steve Arkley, chairman of CSP, said: "As well as offering general advice on a range of topics, representatives from all the participating organisations should also be able to help residents deal with any specific issues that may be causing problems in their neighbourhood."