Community Safety campaigns
Community Safety Campaigns
Knife Crime Prevention Awareness Week - 11th March
Leicestershire is taking part in the national awareness week, and Harborough District will be hosting some local events. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information and also, have a read of the Leicestershire Police Knife Crime page.
No Knives Better Lives have a good page of advice for parents.
County Lines refers to gangs and organised crime involved in exporting illegal drugs into other areas of the country, often small towns. They are likely to exploit children or vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons. We have had incident in Market Harborough District, and would encourage you to #knowthesigns to look out for, and where you can report suspicious activity. Have a look at the Leicestershire Police website for more information.
There have been an increase in the number of Police Ops to reduce retail theft within Harborough District, and the Community Safety Partnership have purchased three 'bodycams' for retailers to use to deter shop theft and also to record incidents where personal safety may have been an issue. So far, they have been used by Palmers in Ullesthorpe and Sainsburys and Mountain Warehouse in Market Harborough.
If you are interested in using one of the cameras within your retail unit, please contact the community safety team.
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We're very pleased to announce, that following a County wide campaign, one of the three winners of the poetry competition was Amelia from Fleckney C of E school. Well done Amelia! You can read Amelia's poem here.
Have you heard of 'Neighbourhood link'? This is a community messaging system for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The aim of the system is to keep residents informed and up to date with news on appeals, events, crime prevention advice as well as information on local policing matters. Have a look at their website to find out more.
The Community Safety Partnership publish a quarterly e-newsletter to keep Parish Councillors and parishioners informed about local community safety matters. This quarterly newsletter contains local crime information and advice, and also some more national issues like Counter Terrorism and County Lines. Download the February 2019 Newsletter here.
The Parish Consultation is now closed, thank you to all who responded. The results will be published shortly.