Duston Parish Council

Serving the community of Duston

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Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

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Neighbourhood Alert Advice

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:17 by Alison Grantham

Serious And Organised Crime Youth Awareness Campaign

Please see below a message from Fearless.org.

Youth service Fearless.org launches campaign in Northamptonshire to raise awareness of serious and organised crime

Youth service Fearless.org, a part of the independent charity Crimestoppers, is launching a new campaign in Northamptonshire today with the aim of educating young people about serious and organised crime.
The campaign, which will run for eight weeks across social media, is aimed at 13-19-year-olds and has two main goals – to educate young people on some of the more serious crimes in the county and, for those that might have information on those committing related offences, to appeal to them to contact us.
Criminal gangs, drugs, human trafficking, violence and Intimidation and exploitation of young people are all crimes Fearless is keen to raise awareness of, while also looking to gain information.
Fearless packs have been sent out to Northamptonshire police to distribute to 65 schools in the area, to educate young people about the above crime types with the aim of keeping them safe.
Lydia Patsalides, East Midlands Regional Manager for the charity Crimestoppers said: "Young people in Northamptonshire are some of the brightest individuals we have in the county, and it is our responsibility to keep them safe.
"By launching this campaign, we want to make them aware of some of the more serious crimes that exist, but also reach out to them should they have any information on someone who is committing a crime.
"Fearless.org isn't about judging young people, it's about educating them and giving them answers to questions about serious crime they might have. But also, it's here to take information from them, 100% anonymously, without the fear of repercussions.
"Our charity has always kept its promise of anonymity to everyone who contacts us."
For more information on Fearless and the resources it has available to young people and their peers, visit Fearless.org. If you have any information on a crime, you can fill out the non-traceable form on the site or call 0800 555 111, 100% anonymously.
For more information please contact Crimestoppers' press office on 0208 835 3700 or email press.office@crimestoppers-uk.org

Neighbourhood Alert Advice

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:34 by Alison Grantham

The festive season is a time for giving, but sadly also for taking – the dark nights, social occasions, gifts and increased cash people have on them mean there are lots of attractive opportunities for criminals. We're working hard to keep you safe, but there are simple steps you can take to help us. At home More »

  • Don't leave Christmas presents under your tree if they are in view of windows or doors. Make sure windows and doors are kept locked
  • Property-mark presents and valuables with your postcode, house number or name, then register them with Immobilise at http://www.immoblise.com/. Note down model numbers and serial numbers of all electrical items
  • Never keep large amounts of cash at home and check you have adequate home insurance
  • Be mindful of what you post on social media – don't advertise you have expensive new gifts or that you're out and your home is therefore empty
  • Make your house look occupied if you're not at home. Invest in a timer to turn your lights on or, if you can, ask a family member or neighbour to pop in and do it. If they can also open and close your curtains at random times of the day it helps prevent criminals from seeing a pattern, making it harder for them to target your home
  • Dispose of boxes and rubbish discreetly. Leaving boxes outside will give away the fact that you have new and valuable items in the house
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Cuppa with a Copper

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:24 by Alison Grantham

Today I will be attending No.50 cafe, Main road, Duston between the times of 1300hrs and 1430hrs. The purpose of that is so that I will be there to answer any questions or if there are any concerns that anyone may have and all this can be done over a nice cuppa. I will also have a variety of leaflets and door stickers if anyone would like to pick up some crime prevention advice. I hope to see some of you there. More »

Kind regards
PCSO Victoria Wakeling C7008 » Less