Have a ‘cuppa with a copper’ during safer summer campaign

Published Thursday 2 July 2015

There will be an opportunity to have a ‘cuppa with a copper’ as the annual campaign begins to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.

Leicestershire’s Anti-Social Behaviour Delivery Group, which is made up of a range of organisations including police and local authorities, is encouraging people to enjoy themselves but also be considerate to those around them.

As part of the 'safer summer' campaign they have contacted all schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland asking that pupils consider their behaviour and act responsibly whilst on holiday.

Information is also available about local activities for young people which are taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during the summer holidays on the website www.beatsafe.co.uk

There will also be special sessions held on 15 July 2015 in the council chamber in The Symington Building in Adam and Eve Street in Market Harborough.

  • 11.30am-2pm ‘Cuppa with a Copper’.  Come and chat with your local Police Officers, The Community Safety Team, Fire Service, Youth Offending (IMPACT) and Environmental Noise Teams,  about your concerns, or to find out information, over tea and biscuits. These ‘Drop-ins’ are open to all the community. No need to book.
  • 2pm-3.30pm – Presentation on Internet Safety and keeping children safe open to all the community. Come along to find out how you can keep you and your children safe whilst using the internet. Numbers are limited so to ensure a place email communitysafety@harborough.gov.uk
  • 3.30pm–5:30pm ‘Cuppa with a Copper’.  

Leicestershire Police will be ‘tweeting’ on @leicspolice making people aware of what events will be taking place during the summer period.

Top tips for a safer summer include:

  • Drink safe and stay safe. 
  • Be tolerant of young people who also want to enjoy the summer.
  • Be considerate, if you’re planning an event or party.
  • If you’re having a BBQ think safety first.

Superintendent Mark Newcombe, the Force’s lead on anti-social behaviour, said: “We would like adults and young people to work together to enjoy the summer season by respecting and tolerating each other regardless of their age or background. It is important that residents consider how their actions will affect others.”

Joe Orson, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for safer communities, said: “During this time of year there is an increase in reports of anti-social behaviour. Partners will be using Twitter to provide advice and tips to raise awareness of how people can stay safe, have fun but at the same time reminding them to be mindful of others.”

People can follow the campaign on Twitter, @leicspolice and by using the hash tag #SaferSummerLLR

Report anti-social behaviour by calling 101 or by contacting your local district / borough council 

For more on the campaign visit www.leics.gov.uk/asb