Safe & Sound, April 2014 - beware of rogue traders

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THIS month North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWCSP) would like to highlight the dangers of having work carried out by people who call at your door unannounced.

Safe & Sound, March 2014

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

WOULD you like to help keep your place safe and looking good, meet new people and get involved with your community?

Safe & Sound, February 2014

11:00am Monday 24th February 2014

THIS month we would like to give readers some information about loan sharks, what they do and how to avoid becoming a victim of them.

Safe & Sound, January 2014

11:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

IN December’s column, I talked about the sort of things that local people can do to help keep property safe and secure, in particular the new gadgets and valuables received as Christmas gifts.

Safe & Sound, November 2013

6:50am Tuesday 26th November 2013

IN the October column I talked about the White Ribbon Campaign, an international movement encouraging everyone (especially men and boys) to wear a White Ribbon and pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.

Safe & Sound, October 2013

9:06am Tuesday 29th October 2013

EVERY year the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership supports the White Ribbon Campaign, an international movement encouraging men to speak out against violence against women and girls.

Safe & Sound, September 2013: National Personal Safety Day

12:37pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

NATIONAL Personal Safety Day, October 14, organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help avoid violence and aggression in today’s society.

Safe & Sound, August 2013

6:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

ALTHOUGH burglary remains relatively low in West Mercia and less than one per cent of homes are burgled each year, the NWCSP is taking the opportunity to remind householders of the need to consider their home security, especially if they are planning to go away.

Safe & Sound, July 2013

6:00am Sunday 21st July 2013

News about a new North Worcestershire group, launched on July 3 to provide increased support for victims and witnesses of hate crime and incidents.

Safe & Sound, June 2013

11:00am Wednesday 26th June 2013

Welcome to June’s edition of Safe and Sound. This month I would like to draw your attention to doorstep crime. Doorstep traders can be genuine, but sometimes rogue traders turn up on your doorstep claiming they are on official business from the council, are there to read your gas or electricity meter or sometimes even from the water board, which doesn’t exist!

Safe & Sound, May 2013

6:00am Sunday 26th May 2013

THIS month I’d like to tell you more about a one-year Home Office experiment called the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme which was rolled out in Greater Manchester, Wiltshire, Nottingham and Gwent last September.

Safe & Sound, April 2013

7:00am Sunday 21st April 2013

WELCOME to Safe and Sound, the first monthly community safety column from the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership.

Safe & Sound, March 2013

9:00am Sunday 24th March 2013

WELCOME to the last column from the Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership. From April, the WFCSP will become the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership.

Safe & Sound, February 2013

12:00pm Friday 1st March 2013

THIS month we are focusing on vehicle crime and would like to remind people how to protect themselves from this type of offence.

Safe & Sound, January 2013

9:00am Friday 1st February 2013

THE partnership is a great believer in preventative measures and the sort of things that local people can do to help keep themselves and their property safe and secure.

Safe & Sound, December 2012

7:00am Thursday 27th December 2012

IT was great to see so many local residents, despite the cold, at the personal security event in the Swan Centre, Kidderminster, on December 7.

Safe & Sound, November 2012

12:00pm Wednesday 28th November 2012

BY the time you read this column, our Christmas crime awareness campaign - ‘Freeze Out Crime This Christmas’ will be well under way.

Safe & Sound, September 2012

1:10pm Thursday 27th September 2012

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s monthly column.

Safe & Sound, July 2012

1:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s monthly column.

Safe & Sound, June 2012

8:10am Monday 25th June 2012

AS the weather improves, car drivers are keen to open sunroofs and windows and it’s easy to forget to close them when you leave the car.

Safe & Sound, May 2012

9:55am Tuesday 29th May 2012

THIS month I’d like to tell you about an event that the partnership is helping to organise, which aims to raise awareness across the county of the link between large sporting events and domestic abuse.

Safe & Sound - April 2012

4:10pm Friday 20th April 2012

THIS month I wanted to provide you with some highlights of the partnership’s activities over the last year.

Safe & Sound, March 2012

6:30am Monday 26th March 2012

WYRE Forest Community Safety Partnership is promoting Crimestoppers as a really easy way to report all kinds of crime, without having to give your name or any personal details.

Safe & Sound, February 2012

12:50pm Wednesday 22nd February 2012

METAL thefts have been widely reported in the national and local press; however, our figures show that the problem is on the decrease in Wyre Forest in contrast to others areas of the country.

Safe & Sound, December 2011

7:20am Saturday 17th December 2011

THE Partnership’s Christmas campaign ‘Freeze Out Crime This Christmas’ continues, reminding residents how they can keep their possessions safe over the Christmas period.

Safe & Sound - October 2011

1:46pm Tuesday 25th October 2011

THIS month I’d like to focus on an international campaign that aims to end violence against women, entitled ‘The 16 Days of Action’.

Safe & Sound - September 2011

10:39am Tuesday 27th September 2011

IT only seems like five minutes since the children went back to school, but already half-term is looming!

Safe & Sound - August 2011

12:10pm Tuesday 23rd August 2011

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s monthly column for August. Here at the partnership, we would like to remind Wyre Forest residents to remember to remove items from show in their cars when they leave them unattended.

Safe & Sound - July 2011

4:44pm Monday 25th July 2011

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s monthly column. End of term is here, school’s out and the holiday season is well and truly upon us. Improving weather and rising temperatures present criminals with warm weather opportunities. For example, if you are going walking near a beauty spot, don’t forget to lock your car and remove all valuables, including sat navs and the sucker marks that they make. Don’t forget to close the windows, including the sun roof!

Safe & Sound - June 2011

10:57am Wednesday 29th June 2011

THE Community Safety Partnership’s summer campaign is now well under way and this year the focus is on vehicle crime and the steps that Wyre Forest residents can take to help prevent it.

Safe & Sound - May 2011

7:00am Monday 23rd May 2011

WITH the current spate of very dry weather, the risk of grass fires is increased. Some fires are accidental. For instance, a cigarette thrown from a car window can easily ignite a dry grass verge and broken glass can concentrate the sun’s rays onto dry shrubbery, causing a fire. Sadly, most fires are started deliberately, but however they start, they can cause huge damage to property and kill wildlife. It also means our fire crews are unable to attend any other emergency calls while they are dealing with them.  Grass fires are not only extremely dangerous, but the consequences are costly and disruptive for the whole community. People should be extra careful when visiting countryside and open spaces in Wyre Forest. If you see a grass fire, don’t attempt to put it out yourself as grass fires can travel very quickly and change direction without warning. Call the Fire and Rescue Service and tell them where the fire is.

Safe & Sound - April 2011

2:19pm Tuesday 26th April 2011

THIS month I wanted to provide you with some highlights of the partnership’s activities over the last year. We have… n Continued helping to ensure that there are fewer victims of crime in Wyre Forest, with reductions achieved in both dwelling and non-dwelling burglary, criminal damage and drugs offences over the year 2010-2011 compared to the previous year.

Safe & Sound - March 2011

12:08pm Tuesday 29th March 2011

AS the weather slowly improves, spring approaches after the long, cold winter and the Easter holidays are almost upon us, it’s natural for Wyre Forest residents to think about getting out into their gardens again.

Safe & Sound - February 2011

12:43pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011

I HOPE everyone is enjoying the half-term break and children are making good use of the Fab Feb activities funded by the partnership and put together by Wyre Forest District Council. The Community Safety team have been busy over the last couple of weeks getting out and about, promoting the partnership’s Home Security Scheme. This scheme is one part of the partnership’s strategy to reduce burglary even further and offers reassurance by offering advice and basic home security products, free of charge. The scheme supported Wolverley High School with the security of their 25 new bicycles, providing advice, locks and cycle marking kits. We hope that this initiative will also help to raise students’ awareness of bike security and encourage them to security mark their property and record it on the National Property Database at www.immobilise.com The scheme is constantly seeking new ways to engage with people in a bid to raise awareness and reduce crime. Members of the team, which included West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service and The Community Housing Group, took the police CCTV van to St Anne’s Primary School in Bewdley this month.

Safe & Sound - January 2011

8:10am Wednesday 26th January 2011

THIS month I would like to tell you about two projects called Fab Feb 2011 and Subway Deluxe 2.0 that the Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership is funding.

Safe & Sound - December 2010

11:55am Wednesday 22nd December 2010

CHRISTMAS may have come and gone, but we are still in the festive season and it seems like a good opportunity to give local residents a few timely security reminders from the Community Safety Partnership.

Safe & Sound - November 2010

8:20am Sunday 21st November 2010

AS Christmas is fast approaching and we will soon be into the usual round of Christmas parties and celebrations, I’d like to tell you about a local organisation that is working hard with the Community Safety Partnership, to help make Kidderminster town centre a safer, more attractive place to spend an evening and the ultimate party destination.

Safe & Sound - October 2010

3:32pm Friday 22nd October 2010

SOME of the most fun to be had in autumn for children (and adults!) is around Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Safe & Sound - September 2010

11:18am Monday 27th September 2010

THIS month I’d like to tell you about a scheme the partnership has set up to address the issue of house burglaries in the local area.

Safe & Sound - August 2010

8:00am Monday 23rd August 2010

OVER the summer, to give local residents the chance to meet us and see what we do, the partnership has been represented at a number of community events.

Safety Partnership

3:00pm Wednesday 28th July 2010

THIS month I’d like to tell you about a recent Police and Trading Standards initiative that you might not be aware of.

Safety Partnership

8:00am Monday 21st June 2010

CAR crime is rare in Wyre Forest, but statistics show that unfortunately, over the summer months it increases.

Safety Partnership

9:31am Wednesday 26th May 2010

With the approach of summer (we hope!) comes the excitement of the World Cup for all football fans in Wyre Forest.

Wyre Forest Community Safety

3:00pm Monday 26th April 2010

THIS month I wanted to provide you with some highlights of the Partnership’s activities over the last year. We have… n Continued helping to ensure that there are less victims of crime in Wyre Forest. When comparing the 2009/10 financial year to 2008/09, there have been 344 less offences of all crimes, 126 less domestic burglaries, 39 less thefts of vehicles, 70 less thefts from vehicles and 132 less criminal damage offences. There have also been 117 less reports of anti-social behaviour incidents.

Community Safety

11:42am Wednesday 31st March 2010

HAVE you experienced a hate incident, or do you know someone who has? If so, report it… April will see the re-launch of the Wyre Forest Hate Incident Partnership (WFHIP) to increase awareness and encourage reporting of hate incidents. It was originally started in February 2008, as a sub group of the Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership and is a group of local organisations that work together to provide help and support to victims of hate incidents.

Safe and sound

2:44pm Monday 22nd February 2010

WITH the improving weather, Wyre Forest residents are looking forward to the spring and summer months. Traditionally a time of hope, the warmer months are interspersed with a variety of family occasions, from Mother’s Day to Easter.

Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership

9:00am Sunday 31st January 2010

A VERY Happy and peaceful New Year to all readers of Safe and Sound. I hope you all had a very enjoyable and safe Christmas break.

Wyre Forest Community - Safety Partnership

2:37pm Thursday 17th December 2009

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, the Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s column for December.

Safe and sound

9:00am Thursday 29th October 2009

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s column for October.

Safe and sound

9:00am Saturday 19th September 2009

WELCOME back to Safe and Sound, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership’s monthly column for September.



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