Safer Summer campaign begins in Blaby district

A campaign has been launched to ensure people have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Blaby Community Safety Partnership is encouraging people to enjoy themselves but also think about looking after their neighbours and being considerate too.

Top-tips for a safer summer include:

•’Drink Safe and Stay Safe’ – don’t let alcohol ruin yours or anyone else’s summer. Find out alcohol facts, including the number of calories and units in a drink, at www.nhs.uk/change4life
•Be tolerant of young people who will also want to enjoy the summer – playing ball games and being with their friends isn’t necessarily anti-social behaviour
•Be considerate – if you’re planning an event or party avoid conflict and inform your neighbours beforehand
•If you’re having a BBQ think safety first – don’t let your summer crash and burn
•Don’t suffer in silence – report anti-social behaviour by calling 101 or by contacting the Council’s community safety team on 0116 272 7673

Councillor David Jennings, portfolio holder for community services at Blaby District Council said: “This summer could be really special with the Olympics just around the corner so we are encouraging people to have fun while staying safe and being mindful of others and that way everyone can have a memorable summer for the right reasons.”

The BB19 youth bus is visiting villages across the district on weekday evenings throughout August offering free sports activities and workshops to young people.

For the youth bus timetable and more information on events and activities visit www.blaby.gov.uk/bb19 or www.facebook.com/bb19youthbus.

As part of the summer campaign people are also being reminded to lock their windows and doors to help prevent burglaries.

If anyone sees anything suspicious they should report it to the police immediately by calling 101.

For more information on staying safe this summer visit www.blaby.gov.uk, email community.safety@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7725

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