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Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Keep your Shed safe…

by awitherick on 3 March, 2011

It’s that time of year again and the police are warning residents to keep their garages and sheds safe. Herts Police offer the following additional advice: – Remember to always lock your garage door securely. Metal “up and over” garage doors can be secured with additional locks fitted to either side and/or a floor mounted […]

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Anywhere in the European Union 27 member states, dialling the numbers 112 will put you through to the local emergency services – ambulance, fire brigade and police – free of charge. Yet only about 1 in 10 people in the UK know about the 112 number. In addition, all EU countries’ emergency services call centres […]

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The hidden killer- the need for support

by awitherick on 20 February, 2011

Domestic violence and domestic abuse are true hidden killers. Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick has been campaigning to raise awareness on these.  “When I worked for the Police Authority we knew under reporting was an issue- too often those suffering didn’t come forward.  Especially men.  We need to change perceptions make people more aware of […]

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What are the police up to?

by awitherick on 18 February, 2011

It’s been in the press, but have you had a look for yourself? Find out who your local police are and what they’ve been investigating.  Take a look at: http://www.police.uk Just put in your post code and take a look… Want to get involved? There are lots of opportunities out there.  From Special Constables (http://www.herts.police.uk/specials/) to […]

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A Special Weekend

by awitherick on 8 February, 2011

THE MAJORITY of the Constabulary’s Special Constables will be on duty to support the 10th National Specials Weekend, with this year’s theme being tackling Anti-Social Behaviour. The weekend, which runs from Friday February 11 to Sunday February 13, 2011, will see most of the county’s 404 Special Constables on duty. Hertfordshire Special Constables are recognised […]

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Safer Internet Day February 8 2011

by awitherick on 7 February, 2011

Online safety concerns us all and schools throughout Hertfordshire are getting ready to highlight Safer Internet Day. This year the focus is around the slogan ‘it’s more than a game, it’s your life’ -to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones. In Hertfordshire the county council’s eSafety team has produced […]

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Hertfordshire residents with an interest in the criminal justice system can volunteer to help young people in trouble with the law. Hertfordshire County Council’s Services for Young People relies on community-minded volunteers to help guide and advise young offenders and young people who have been arrested and been before the Courts. Volunteers on Youth Offender […]

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Help is out there…

by awitherick on 26 December, 2010

Domestic Violence An online service is available in Hertfordshire for supporting those suffering with domestic abuse.  Featuring tailored information for victims, concerned family, friends and colleagues it has a wealth of information to support people. Check out the site at: http://www.hearttoherts.org/ Concerned about harassment or stalking? Please contact the police on 0845 33 00 222 or for further advice and information from the National Stalking Helpline you can call 0300 636 0300 or email [email protected]

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Why be in government?

by awitherick on 26 December, 2010

With the parliamentary party in government, Liberal Democrats often get asked why are they in a coalition with the Tories. Have “we” given up our principles for power? Do we agree with what the coalition government is doing? All kinds of different questions, especially in light of recent entrapment exercises with the press which showed […]

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Don’t panic, it’s only Christmas

by awitherick on 13 December, 2010

Christmas can be a time of joy, reunions and renewing family bonds. It can also be stressful with in-laws over, meals which you want to try and get right (ordering out just isn’t going to work!) and with the current climate, financial pressures. One of the support systems provided locally is the Hertfordshire’s Domestic Abuse […]

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