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Lock Up and Light Up This Winter

As the evenings start to draw in, officers are reminding people to ensure their homes look occupied during the darker nights.

The force traditionally sees a seasonal rise in burglaries around the time the clocks go back, with offences often rising through December and January.

The winter months can make it easier for burglars to go unnoticed and also makes unoccupied homes easier to spot. The force is encouraging residents to review their home security and take a few simple and inexpensive precautions to protect their homes. More »

One of the easiest things you can do is to leave a light on when you go out, you can use an automatic light timer to switch lamps on in your home when you go out for the evening or when you go away to give the appearance you are home.

There are lots of other things you can do to make your home more secure including:

  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times and remove keys from the lock
  • Keep valuables, bags, cash and keys out of sight and keep them in a safe place
  • Don't keep large quantities of cash and jewellery in your home
  • Avoid leaving packaging from expensive items outside your house – take it to be recycled or put it in the bin
  • If you have a house alarm make sure you remember to set it before leaving the house
  • Check your outdoor security lighting is in full working order
  • Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home with locked gates and fencing
  • If you're going away, don't advertise this on social media
  • Ask a neighbour or relative to collect post and open and close curtains while you're away

For more information on how to protect your home, please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/

If you do spot anyone acting suspiciously, report this to us online via https://www.leics.police.uk/report-online or by calling 101.

Always call 999 if you witness a crime in progress.

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Corporate Communications (Communications, Public Engagement, Force HQ)

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Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 18:23 by Victoria Webster

Temporary Road Closure - Thorpe Satchville Road

A road closure is required on Thorpe Satchville Road approximately 320 metres from Windmill Farm on the 14th October 2020 for 3 days.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety, so Severn Trent Water and their contractors can undertake apparatus repair work.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Ashby Folville Road, Pasture Lane, Gaddesby Lane, Leicester Road (A607), Thorpe Satchville Road and vice versa.

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:40 by Victoria Webster

Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 Now Open

Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020
run by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch

For the third year running, we're excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance to find and celebrate some of the UK's best neighbours.

Our members have told us that to be a great neighbour people share some clear qualities: a willingness to look out for others; being sociable and friendly; offering practical help; and being kind, caring and respectful. More »

In addition to our Neighbour of the Year Award, this year we have a brand-new category, Co-op's Young Neighbour of the Year. This award will celebrate someone aged 18-24 who has gone above and beyond to help enhance their community and has brought people, young and old, together.

Nominations are now open

If you've got someone who ticks all these boxes and more in either category, tell us all about them and how they go above and beyond.

Click here to be taken to our nomination form, where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.

The deadline to nominate is 27th October.

Making more good things happen in your community

A message from our partners, Co-op Insurance
At Co-op Insurance, we understand that to some insurance can seem a little boring. Not us! For 150 years we've seen it as an opportunity to make a positive difference all over the UK. That's because when you buy from Co-op, you're not only protecting the things which matter most to you. You're also helping us to safeguard community spaces, support community projects, such as Neighbourhood Watch schemes, and fund projects that help to lower carbon emissions.

That's why our partnership with Neighbourhood Watch is so important to us. We know that active neighbourhoods, where people talk to their neighbours, check in on them and keep a look out for each other are far less likely to be a target for crime and are better places to live. Together we're working to make communities safer – that's what we do.

Co-operate is an online community centre that helps people come together to make good things happen. Whether you want to join a group or activity, volunteer or set up your own – it's for people who care about their community and want to join forces to get things done. Co-operate: created with communities, for communities, owned by communities. Get involved at co-operate.coop.co.uk
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Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:39 by Victoria Webster