Community Safety campaigns
Community Safety Campaigns
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 a their website to find out more.
Celebrate Safety is a campaign which takes place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to remind people to celebrate safely during the season of celebratory festivals and keep our communities safe. The campaign runs from August through the New Year. There is so much useful information on the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service website.
Ask for Angela
A campaign enabling people who might feel uneasy on a date in pubs and clubs to discreetly approach staff and request assistance.
Available at participating venues throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative aims to provide customers with a way to remove themselves from an uncomfortable situation while on a date.
By “asking for Angela”, an individual is alerting staff that they require help. They will be taken aside, or to a safer location, so they can speak in confidence to that staff member about what assistance they need.
Options available to staff include: offering to call a taxi for the individual; providing a safe place for them to contact their friends or family; or requesting that the individual causing the distress leaves the venue.
More information and details on venues taking part in the scheme can be found on www.leicestershire.gov.uk/AskforAngela
Ask for Angela posters
Following a Parish, Police and Community event in January 2018, the Community Safety Partnership now publish a quarterly e-newsletter to keep Parish Councillors and parishioners informed about local community safety issues. Download the November 2018 Newsletter here.
The Parish Consultation is your opportunity, as parishioners, to influence funding and future projects by discussing and collaborating your priorities for the coming years, with regard to community safety. The results of which will be used to inform the Community Safety Plan for the area for 2018 to 2021 and also applications to the Police and Crime Commissioner for project funding for 2018 to 2021. To get involved, please contact your local Parish to remind them to complete the survey. It will be available here shortly.