Recipe for a safer Christmas in Blaby district

A recipe for the perfect Christmas has been produced for people living in Blaby district as part of a campaign giving top tips on staying safe over the festive season.

The eight steps include starting with a cosy home, adding some door and window locks, a splash of Smartwater and stirring in a smoke alarm with fresh batteries – with the motto – ‘This isn’t just any Christmas….this is a safer Blaby District Christmas.’

As well as the Christmas recipe the Blaby District Community Safety Partnership has organised information events throughout December and 7,000 postcards will be distributed asking people to ‘have fun, stay safe,’  with key messages on home security, drink driving, domestic abuse and fire safety.

Youngsters from schools across Blaby will be given the cards to take home and police and community safety officers will be handing out crime prevention bags at locations across the district.

The recipe includes a list of useful phone numbers and can be downloaded along with the postcard at www.blaby.gov.uk.

Councillor Ted Webster-Williams, joint chair of the community safety partnership said:

“The festive season is a great time for people to enjoy themselves but occasionally it can provide opportunities for anti-social behaviour, theft, violence and abuse. We need to work with the community to keep crime at a minimum over the holidays and make sure it is a happy time for everyone.”

 

Police and community safety officers will be at the following locations to give community safety advice in the run up to Christmas:

  • Sanisburys, Grove Farm Traingle, December 13, 2pm – 4pm
  • Food court,FossePark, December 15, 5pm-7pm

 

For more information on community safety across Blaby district contact 0116 272 7725, email community.safety@blaby.gov.uk  or visit www.blaby.gov.uk

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