Monday, December 05, 2011


A pre-Christmas advice package telling people how  to stay safe and crime-free is being supported by Brigg's Deputy Town Mayor.
Coun Carl Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), who is Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services at North Lincolnshire Council (PICTURED), said: “The Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership wants to make sure people in North Lincolnshire do not have Christmas ruined by the despicable behaviour of those intent on wrongdoing.
“For the vast majority of people Christmas is the season of goodwill, but that good will seems to bypass the area’s unscrupulous thieves.
“People are busy spending their hard-earned cash on gifts for family, friends and loved ones, so it’s all the more heartbreaking when opportunist thieves strike at this time of year.
“We’re reminding people how they can to protect their belongings and keep themselves, and their homes, safe and secure this Christmas.”

When out and about shopping…
1. Consider where you park, especially if you will be returning after dark. Choose a well-lit space away from pillars. Many car parks in North Lincolnshire feature a number of security measures, such as CCTV and improved lighting, which can deter thieves from even trying their luck.
2. Make sure your children know what to do if they get separated from you in busy shopping areas. Younger children should tell the shop assistant and never leave the shop without you. Older children can be given an agreed meeting place.
3. Don’t leave presents on show in a parked car.
4. Keep alert in busy shops and streets where thieves and pickpockets could be operating.



gmsmith said...

As a slight detour from the safety message , the salt bins remained firmly locked on Tues 6th Dec despite the full length of Springbank Avenue being iced over at a time when the children were going to school .
Is there any way the bins can be unlocked to enable local residents ( myself included ) to grit the paths and roads ?
PS. have shovel will travel .

Ken Harrison said...

I understand that defined areas have recently appointed designated Snow Wardens.
I can understand the need for the salt boxes to be locked to prevent dubious use, but if folks don't know who to contact in time of need, it's a bit like having the turkey locked in the safe on Christmas and someone's lost the key.
How exactly does one alert the key-holder? Could they be alerted via '101' - the new non-emergency police number.....Could the key be locked inside a nearby box.....and with dialling 101, legitimate calls get the lock's combination number?
Or just have the combination lock on the salt box......