Summer safety campaign starts at GlastonBlaby

A campaign wishing people a safer summer is being launched at GlastonBlaby music festival on July 9.

Domestic abuse, anti social behaviour and burglary are the focus of this year’s campaign and police and members of Blaby District Council’s community safety team will be attending events across the district offering information and advice on these issues.

Security advice will be delivered directly to the homes of people living in burglary hotspots and the Council will be writing to parents of young people who have been involved in anti-social behaviour in previous school holidays with information about positive activities available to youngsters.

A leaflet with top tips on staying safe in summer will also be given to pupils during the last week of the school term.

Councillor Ted Webster-Williams, chairman of the community safety partnership in Blaby said

“The summer can be a fun time for everyone but it often provides opportunities for criminals and reports of anti social behaviour can increase.

“We are working with the police and other agencies to make sure everyone can enjoy their summer by staying safe and free from crime.”

The BB19 youth bus is visiting villages across the district on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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.

Inspector Jon Brown from Blaby Local Policing Unit said:

“We want young people to enjoy their break from school and we know that most will do just that but there are a number of teenagers who may be tempted to drink alcohol or behave inappropriately and that can have a detrimental effect on other members of the community.

“We are working with colleagues in councils, the health service and fire brigade to reduce incidents of nuisance behaviour and criminal damage, while at the same time helping young people to have a safe and happy holiday.”

For more information or advice on staying safe this summer visit www.blaby.gov.uk or contact the community safety team on 0116 272 7725.

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