Page added on June 8, 2012
A campaign has been launched to ensure people have a safe and enjoyable summer.
With an action packed few months ahead, including the European Football Championships, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland residents are looking forward to relaxing, enjoying the atmosphere and making the most of any sunny weather there may be.
Leicestershire Anti-Social Behaviour Delivery Group is encouraging people to enjoy themselves but also think about looking after their neighbours and being considerate too.
Top safer summer tips it has put together include:
• ‘Drink Safe and Stay Safe’ – don’t let alcohol ruin yours or anyone else’s summer. Find out alcohol facts, including the number of calories and units in a drink, at: http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/benefits-drinking-less-alcohol.aspx
• Be tolerant of young people who’ll also want to enjoy the summer – playing ball games and being with their friends isn’t necessarily anti-social behaviour
• Be considerate – if you’re planning an event or party avoid conflict and inform your neighbours beforehand
• If you’re having a BBQ think safety first – “don’t let your summer crash and burn.”
• Don’t suffer in silence – report anti-social behaviour by calling 101 or by contacting your local district / borough council
The Leicestershire Anti-social Behaviour Delivery Group is made up of a number of organisations including the police and Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council, as well as the county and district / borough councils.
Joe Orson, County Council Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, said: “2012 promises to be an action packed summer, with the European Championships and Olympics capturing the enthusiasm of the nation. We want people to enjoy themselves with their friends and families. However, with the additional celebrations there is the potential for anti-social behaviour to increase. We’ll be tweeting tips and advice throughout the summer months to help people stay safe and have fun, but at the same time reminding them to be mindful of others.”
Superintendent Mark Newcombe, anti-social behaviour lead for Leicestershire Police, said:
“There’s a great summer of events ahead and we want everyone to enjoy themselves and have fun but also consider and respect others. We want everyone to have great memories at the end of the summer, rather than a fine or sentence. Please act responsibly and look out for your friends.”
People can join in with the conversation on Twitter by using the hash tag #safersummerLLR
For more on the campaign visit www.leics.gov.uk/asb