Many Councillors have been trained by the Community Safety
Partnership in Personal Safety issues. Additonally, some have also undertaken
Hate Crime Training.
THINK SAFE – BE SAFE Personal Safety
Walking At Night – Wear bright / redlective clothing and carry a torch for use at night, also a phone and even if required, a personal safety attack alarm. If at all possible, try not to walk unaccompanied at nght and keep to well lit paths / areas wherever possible. Also see below.
Walking – Tell someone of your destination & what time you expect to be back, if at all possible. Also carry a mobile phone and only carry strictly necessary cash or cards.
Hate Crimes – If you see or experience a hate Crime, report it as per below. If you have access to the internet, it may be quicker to submit a non emergency hate crime report on line www.linktr.ee/reporthate
Medical Emergency – Heart Attacks – There are Defribilator sites throughout the village at various locations – know where your nearest Defribilator is situated. Instructions to access the unit are at the site, and the units are automatic to use – no specialist knowledge is required.
Motorists – Give priority to Pedestrians, Equestrians & Cyclists -New Highway Code Rules give them priority in most situations – See Highway Code
Cyclists – Wear High Visibilty clothing and use lights, even in the daytime.
If you see a Crime, call 999 or 101 ( non urgent )
THINK SAFE – BE SAFE Scams
Email– Never open email attachements from someone you don’t know, unless your absolutely sure that they are safe.
Email– Always use Antivirus programs on any computer, phone or tablet.
Email– Never respond to an unsolicited email from someone you don’t know - it could be a scam, particularly if finance is involved.
Emial / Text – Never respond to anyone asking you to buy things like Amazon or Tesco Gift Cards on their behalf, even if you think you know them. Scammers are very clever – always check direct with the person concerned.
One of our colleagues recently lost £400 this way!
Phone– Never respond to a telephone call saying its from HMRC & you owe tax – it’s a scam
Phone– Never respond to a call saying there’s a problem with your internet if they ask to take control of your device – it’s a Scam. Hang up and call your internet provider direct to check.
Phone– Never respond to a call from someone who says they are from your Bank, unless you are specifically expecting a Bank call that day – it’s likely a scam.Hang up and call your Bank directly.
Home– Never open the door to someone you don’t know & don’t let them into your home – always ask for company identification, even if they are expected.
To Report a Phone scam call 0300 123 2040 then report to Police on 101
To Report Scam Texts & Mobile Scam calls, call your provider direct on 7726 from your mobile. You can then report to the Police on 101