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Avoid Taking Short Cuts As The Darker Nights Draw In

Avoid Taking Short Cuts As The Darker Nights Draw In

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:39 by Parish Office

Northamptonshire Police is issuing safety advice to the public as the days get shorter and the nights get darker.

Crime Prevention Team Leader, Paul Golley said: "Darkness really is a criminal's best friend and I would strongly encourage the public to arm themselves with the safety tips below in order to best prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime during the darker nights. More »

"I know we all want to get to our destinations quickly when the nights are dark and the weather is cold, but please think twice about taking that short cut and consider that adding an extra five minutes onto your journey time and staying in well-lit, busy areas may just be worth it to avoid opportunistic criminals waiting in more isolated areas. 

"I'd also like to take this opportunity to say that it's a common misconception that women are the only ones that need to take extra care during the winter months. That is simply not the case. Men are also susceptible to being attacked and should also take a look at our safety tips."

Plan ahead before you go out. Know where you're going, how you'll get there, and how you'll get back. Let someone know where you're going, and be prepared for a change of plan.

Keep your purse or wallet and keys close and secure. Only take out essential items, and if you can leave valuables at home, do.

When you're out, always walk with purpose, and stick to well-lit, busy areas, using the route you know best.

Don't be tempted to take short cuts that require you to stray from busy areas.

Avoid quiet or badly-let alleyways, subways or isolated car parks. Walk down the middle of the pavement if the street is deserted.

Remain aware of your surroundings – don't walk along texting, making a phone call or listening to music. As well as being distracting, this advertises your valuable to criminals.

Be a good friend and stay safe by sticking together. Encourage each other to avoid walking alone at night.

If you regularly walk home in the dark, get a personal attack alarm approved by Sold Secure - they are widely available and inexpensive. » Less

The Daventry & District Forum in the Local Lotto

The Daventry & District Forum in the Local Lotto

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:46 by Parish Office

The Daventry & District Forum (DDF) is a member of the Local Lotto. This weekly online lottery helps us raise much-needed funds for our community group while giving you the chance to win prizes of between £5 and £25,000. More »

Tickets cost just £1 a week www.local-lotto.co.uk/support/the-daventry-and-district-forum and 40p of every ticket you buy goes direct to DDF.

A further 10p from each ticket goes to other good causes in the local area, so this is a great way to support the wider community too.

There are also £1,000-worth of shopping vouchers to be won in December, so this is a really good time to sign-up. » Less

Opportunity To Chat With Commissioner And Chief Constable

Opportunity To Chat With Commissioner And Chief Constable

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:15 by Parish Office

Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable are setting up their stall in Northampton and Corby to meet local people and hear what they have to say about policing in the county. More »

On Friday, November 16, Stephen Mold and Nick Adderley will be in the lower mall of the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, between 11.30am and 1.30pm

Then from 2pm-4pm on Thursday, December 6, Stephen and Nick will be at Morrisons in Oakley Road, Corby, ready to talk to shoppers in the north of the county.

Everyone is invited to drop in for a chat, to ask questions about policing and community issues, raise any general concerns and queries and give feedback to the PCC and the Chief.

There will also be an opportunity for people to have their say on the PCC's consultation on the level of council tax they would pay to support Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service next year.

If you are in Northampton town centre or Corby on the relevant days, please do stop by for a chat. » Less