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Hop on-board for business support

Image2The Pera Training “Have Your Slice” bus will be wheeling its way into Blaby District on Friday 17 October, to promote local training opportunities and apprenticeships to local businesses.

In the morning the bus will be parked at Meridian Business Park in Braunstone, 10am – 12pm, and in the afternoon at Enderby Road Industrial Estate in Whetstone, 1pm – 3pm.

One of the programmes currently available through Pera Training is the free “Skills Support for the Workforce” programme. It is designed to develop your team, grow your business, and ultimately save you money.

Fully funded through the European Social Fund, the programme covers topics such as management in action, social media for business, new product development, and more.

To find out more about accessing this free training programme visit the “Have Your Slice” bus at one of the locations named above.

As an added incentive the bus will be handing out slices of cake at both locations.

For more information please visit www.peratraining.com/haveyourslice, email ssw@peratraining.com or speak to the regional business development manager on 08444 874 185.

Bus damaged in Rothley – police issue CCTV images

Can you identify these men?
Can you help identify these men after damage caused to a bus in Rothley?

Officers investigating an incident of damage to a bus have released CCTV images of three men they wish to identify and trace in connection with the incident.

The incident took place between 3.10pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday February 27, three passengers travelling on an Arriva bus along Hallfields Lane, Rothley threw a drink can from the window of the upper deck which nearly hit a vehicle travelling behind the bus.

One of the passengers then urinated over the backseats of the upper deck.

Police wish to identify the men in these images and urge anyone who knows who they may be to contact them.

Police Community Support Officer Harkit Sanghera is investigating the incident, he said:

“The actions of these passengers were extremely dangerous and could have resulted in a collision taking place with the vehicle travelling behind.

“If you were travelling on this bus during the afternoon of Wednesday February 27 and witnessed the incident or know anything about the identity of those responsible please contact us.

“We would also urge the people in the images to come forward so we can take this investigation forward. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PCSO 6164 Harkit Sanghera on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 6164.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile phones and landlines Please note some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.

Avoid the Christmas traffic …with Park and Ride

Save money and beat the traffic this Christmas using Park & Ride.

The roads of Leicester are always busy around the festive season, but with Park & Ride you can get from A-B, hassle free!

Leave the car behind and get straight into town using the priority bus lanes.

Extra services are running every Sunday in December, perfect for getting into town to do your Christmas shopping.

Services are also running on Boxing Day to get you into the sales.

Group tickets cost only £3.50 all day Saturday and Sunday throughout December for up to 5 people travelling together.

The Park & Ride service runs from Enderby (also Birstall and Meynell’s Gorse) to Leicester town centre.

Visit www.quicksilverbus.co.uk for more information.

Youth Bus BB19 stops off at Mill Lane Park, Enderby [Photo: H.Geisler]

Latest dates and venues for the BB19 Bus…

The BB19 Bus will visit Mill Lane Enderby and other areas on various dates in November and December 2012.

Check the latest published schedule below…

Visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BB19youthbus

New Year’s Drink Driving and Personal Safety Advice

People in communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be finalising their plans ahead of New Year’s Eve, the time for seeing in a hopeful, prosperous and peaceful 2012. 

Chief Inspector Steve Potter is the lead for Operations at Leicestershire Police, he said,

“By taking some simple steps you can ensure that your 2012 gets off to a good start and that your New Year’s Eve night is memorable for all the right reasons.

“The majority of crimes committed by or against people celebrating the occasion are fuelled by the excessive consumption of alcohol. Drink responsibly, stay with trusted friends and always have enough money reserved for a planned ride home with someone who has not been drinking.”
Police are issuing advice to the public to take some simple steps to plan ahead for their big New Year’s Eve night out:
  1. Have none for the road – simply don’t drink if you have to drive;
  2. Leave your car at home and travel with a designated driver;
  3. Book a taxi before you go out and don’t leave it to chance;
  4. Take the bus to your destination to remove the temptation to drive;
  5. Give your car keys to a friend for safe keeping, preferably a designated driver, when you’re out and you’ve decided to drink and therefore not to drive;
  6. Leave your car keys behind the bar – if you know the landlord in you local pub, remove your car key from your key ring and ask to leave it behind the bar.
Once out and about partying with friends and family, Leicestershire Police advises taking the following safety precautions:
  1. Sticking with friends and travelling home in a group;
  2. Checking to make sure your taxi is a licensed cab;
  3. Sitting in the back of the taxi;
  4. Informing the bus driver if you feel uncomfortable with behaviour on a bus
  5. Moderating your alcohol intake (click here for advice). Alcohol increases your chances of being a victim and a perpetrator of crime;
  6. Avoiding drug misuse;
  7. Avoiding drinking and driving – either have a designated driver, or use public transport to get home;
  8.  Only take the cash and valuable you need for the night with you;
  9. Keep your valuables in a zipped pocket. Leave coats and bags in an attended cloakroom if you want to go on to the dance floor.
For more personal safety advice,
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership are requesting that people keep their eyes and ears open this winter.
If you see someone who appears to be drunk leave a public house or club and then enter a vehicle to drive away, make a note of the registration plate and the direction of travel and call your local police on 101* or make a make a free and anonymous call to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111**

*Calls cost 15p for the entire duration of the call from mobile or landline phones

**Some mobile phone providers may charge for this call