The police in Blaby are inviting residents to take part in their next joint online webchat.
Officers will be available online on Thursday March 27, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm along with their colleagues from the Blaby Community Safety Partnership to discuss local issues and answer any questions you have.
Log on to www.leics.police.uk/blabywebchat to discuss any issues or concerns in your area or to find out more about your local police officers.
On the panel will be Sergeant Phil Hurst from Blaby Local Policing Unit (LPU) and Mark Wykes, from Blaby District Council who will be happy to answer any questions you have concerning domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour or crime prevention.
Sgt Hurst said;
“If you live or work in the Blaby, Narborough, Enderby, Whetstone, Glen Parva, Cosby, Braunstone Town, Glenfield, Leicester Forest East, Kirby Muxloe, Countesthorpe and surrounding villages, Thorpe Astley, Fosse Park or any of the Fosse villages please join in and chat directly to myself or Ian.”
Blaby consultation events are held regularly online on the last Thursday of every month. For details of other upcoming and past online chats please visit www.leics.police.uk/blabywebchat.
Sign up to Neighbourhood Link, www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk to get updates on local policing issues from Leicestershire Police.
Neighbourhood Watch has told the ‘EYE’ that they would like to offer crime prevention advice ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, to help Enderby residents have a crime-free bank holiday.
Neighbourhood Watch write:
“With some residents planning on going away for the extended weekend, unfortunately it can be an ideal time for opportunist thieves to target empty homes and homes that are left insecure.
To prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime this bank holiday please consider the following advice:
- Make sure that your home is secure. Ensure that you secure all windows and doors even if you are at home;
- When leaving your house unoccupied where possible set your intruder alarm if you have one;
- If you are going out in the evening try and use timer switches with lights to make your home look occupied. You could also leave a radio on or consider investing in a ‘fake tv’ device.
If you are going away for the long weekend:
- Try and let a trusted friend or neighbour know that you are going to be away from home. Perhaps you could encourage them to park on your drive to make it look like you are at home;
- Ensure your intruder alarm is activated, if you have one;
- Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries if you have them;
- Make sure that all access points are secured such as gates and activate any external security lighting that you may have;
- Ensure that sheds and out buildings are locked and secured;
- Register your valuables online on the national property database at www.immobilise.com, you can register almost any kind of item on the database free of charge. Immobilise helps Police to reunite stolen items with their rightful owners.
- For further advice see use this link: Safer Homes
Enjoy the weekend safely
If you are out and about, make sure you look after purses, wallets and mobile phones, do not leave them unattended anywhere.
Don’t leave valuable items in vehicles, and ensure your car is parked safely and securely.
For any noise nuisance over the bank holiday, please contact your local District Council Environmental Health Department.
For Non Emergencies or if you have information about any crime, you can contact Leicestershire Police on the Non Emergency Number 101.
In an emergency, for example where life is in danger or a crime is in progress, please call 999.
Finally, we hope that you enjoy your bank holiday!”
PCSO 6103 Lewis Dedmen-Ert and PCSO 6111 Teresa Hall will be holding a beat surgery at the Co-op Foodstore, Cross Street, Enderby on Saturday 23rd March, 2013 between 3pm and 4pm.
If you have any policing concerns do come along and discuss them with one of the local officers that is responsible for patrolling your area.
Please note: This event is also open to residents living or working in the surrounding areas.
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:
- Have none for the road – simply don’t drink if you have to drive;
- Leave your car at home and travel with a designated driver;
- Book a taxi before you go out and don’t leave it to chance;
- Take the bus to your destination to remove the temptation to drive;
- 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;
- 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:
- Sticking with friends and travelling home in a group;
- Checking to make sure your taxi is a licensed cab;
- Sitting in the back of the taxi;
- Informing the bus driver if you feel uncomfortable with behaviour on a bus
- Moderating your alcohol intake (click here for advice). Alcohol increases your chances of being a victim and a perpetrator of crime;
- Avoiding drug misuse;
- Avoiding drinking and driving – either have a designated driver, or use public transport to get home;
- Only take the cash and valuable you need for the night with you;
- 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