Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Stay safe this Christmas!

We have received the following community safety notice with tips to stay safe this Christmas!

Keep presents out of sight and away from windows.
Don’t advertise what you received for Christmas! Be aware of leaving packaging out with the recycling on show.
Register your mobile phone, sat nav, mp3 player or other electrical items for free at
If you are going away for the festive period: consider leaving lights and a radio on timer switches and if possible ask a friend or relative to collect your mail.
Car Crime
Always lock doors and windows and use a steering lock.
Never leave keys in the ignition and the car unattended.
Keep presents out of sight, if they can be seen they can be stolen.
Leave your vehicle in a well lit location or you could make a thief’s Christmas.
Never leave keys or valuables where they can be seen from outside (like the hall table).
Shed Alert
Lock bikes away and mark them with your post code and house number.
Secure your shed with a bolt and padlock and consider fitting an alarm.

Personal Safety
It takes seconds for a drink to be spiked and the consequences can be devastating. Never leave your drink unattended.
It’s important that people enjoy the festive season safely: When you’re out and about, ensure that you have sensible plans in place for your journey home in advance, be aware of your valuables, drink responsibly and above all, stay safe. 

In an emergency always dial 999

To report crime in a non emergency situation or for advice dial 101

If you have information about a crime but don’t want to give your name, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

For information about Policing and Safer Neighbourhoods logon at

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