Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

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Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

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Avoid Taking Short Cuts on Darker Nights

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.

"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.  More »

"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

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:47 by Vicky Smith

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Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:40 by Vicky Smith

Police Advice to Help You Secure Your Home

Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key).
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).
  • Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home).
  • Install good outside lighting.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition.
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage.
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise (opens in a new window).
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme (opens in a new window).
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:21 by Vicky Smith