Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

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

Tel: 01604 812239

Parties and Young People

We have been made aware of a couple on instances recently where a young person in a village may of had a birthday party.

Please be aware at how the party is being announced over social media, in a recent instance it is understood a young person posted on social media "party at my house please bring a few friends", the problem being them "few friend" then bring there "few friends" and you get to the point where as a resident you have unwanted guests.

The wider impact this then has on the community is that these uninvited guests, who are dropped of by parents in villages with poor public transport, especially in the evening, and therefore we have the situation where under aged minors have put themselves in a potentially unsafe situation and are at risk of harm.

We having nothing against a young person having a birthday party, but we ask them to be mindful of just who they are sharing that with on their social media, many young peoples accounts are quite open and can be seen by pretty much everyone, so if you have not done so already please could you check your child's social media security settings.

Last weekend parents received a phone call to collect children from a village in the early hours of the morning to ensure their safeguarding and well-being.

Message Sent By
Matt Taylor (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7115), Daventry & South Northants)

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:04 by Vicky Smith

Tags: Police Alert