STRATTON residents can expect tips on how to keep their homes safe from burglars and fires later.

Free talks at Beechcroft Library in January and February will address home security and fire safety.

The first, on January 5 at 11am, will see a Wiltshire Police officer speak about how people should secure their homes and keep themselves safe while out and about.

In the second, on February 6 at 10.30am, one of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s safety officers will talk to residents about preventing fires around the home.

Both talks have been arranged by group the Friends of Beechcroft Library and are supported by Stratton St Margaret Parish Council.