Silverstone Parish Council

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Clerk: Mrs Linda Paice
9 Bradden Way, Greens Norton
Towcester, Northamptonshire
NN12 8BY

Tel: 01327 353622

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PRESS RELEASE FROM NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE

Police have launched a new crackdown on serious and organised crime.

Robustly tackling those people involved in gang and drug related crimes will be Northamptonshire Police's primary focus this summer.

The force's new serious and organised crime strategy gives a clear direction of where the force should prioritise its attention in relation to serious and organised crime (SOC) for the next year.

Organised criminals operating in Northamptonshire are believed to be involved in crimes such as drug supply, firearms offences, fraud, cybercrime, child sexual exploitation, modern slavery and human trafficking. More »

The force has launched Operation Viper to tackle those issues posing the greatest risk to our communities.

Assistant Chief Constable James Andronov, said: "I know people are concerned about some of the incidents we have experienced in recent weeks and rightly so, we are concerned too. That's why we are redoubling our efforts to tackle those people who are involved in gang and drug related crimes.

"We have had great success over the last two years, securing almost 300 years in prison for people convicted of gang-related crime in Wellingborough, East Northants and Northampton. We intend to capitalise on this work with the aim of making Northamptonshire a hostile place for criminals to operate.

"We'll be increasing the number of officers we have on patrol, executing more warrants on properties across the county and making arrests whenever possible. We will use whatever powers are available to us in order to disrupt the activities of those individuals who insist on committing crimes in Northamptonshire."

Northamptonshire Police is working closely with partner organisations to tackle some of the issues associated with gangs.

ACC Andronov, added: "Working with partners is incredibly important as we look to help some of the most vulnerable people in society who are targeted by gangs. Gangs will prey on vulnerable adults in order to use their house to deal drugs, target children to deal drugs or keep their weapons or in some cases sexually exploit vulnerable adults and children.

"Partnership work is vital to help tackle some of these issues and find longer term solutions.

"We are also reliant on the public's help. We need people to tell us when they have concerns about people operating in their neighbourhood, when they have concerns about young people who may be getting drawn into gang culture or if they are worried about a vulnerable person living in their neighbourhood.

"If you have any concerns or would like to report any information to police you can call police on 101, report crime online or via independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has provided additional funds to the force in order to bolster its Serious and Organised Crime Team.

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: "I know from speaking to people around the county that there is concern about violent and serious crime and I know that police officers and staff have been working incredibly hard on this issue, against the background of dealing with high profile events such as the World Cup and Silverstone.

"People do appreciate the hard work that is being done and I'd ask everyone to play their part and pass on any information they have about crime.

"I understand people's concern but I want to make sure that the only people in fear are the criminals that is why I supported the force with additional resources for the Serious and Organised Crime Team. We cannot do it alone and will be working hard with partners to crack down on crime and the people who commit it."

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:44 by James Laband

Successful holiday activity programme arrives in Towcester

Following a change in venue, the popular programme of school holiday activities hosted by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) will become more accessible to Towcester families this summer.Between Monday, 23 July and Friday, 31 August 2018 the Summer Hubs will take place at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester Centre for Leisure.Cllr Karen Cooper, SNC's Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, said: "This year we've teamed up with our partners Legacy Leisure at Towcester Centre for Leisure to combine the best of our activity programme with the best of their fantastic facilities."Thousands of children have enjoyed the council's fun-packed holiday activity programme which gives parents piece of mind and the flexibility to juggle work and school holidays."I look forward to welcoming even more children to this summer's programme of healthy and happy fun."The holiday activity programme is designed to promote physical and social wellbeing and is centred around physical activity, sports, games and arts and crafts.The programme also includes guest activities delivered by qualified coaches which include table tennis, tennis, trampolining, athletics, Glow Kids Dance and swimming.Activities are suitable for children aged five to 15 who are split into age appropriate groups.All sessions are delivered by qualified staff covered by standard background checks and who are first aid trained.Lunch breaks are supervised but children must bring a packed lunch. Activities will go ahead come rain or shine, but children should be prepared for the elements with suitable clothing, footwear, hats and sunscreen.Sessions can be booked online via - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/holiday-activities - up until 5pm the evening before and can either be full day (8:45am to 5pm) or half day bookings (8:45am to 3pm).A full day session costs £19.40 and a half day session costs £15.30. Unfortunately the programme cannot accept any form for childcare vouchers.

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:33 by James Laband

Information for guest accommodation providers during F1 2018 British Grand Prix

Information for guest accommodation providers during F1 2018 British Grand Prix

Officers from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind Grand Prix visitors paying to stay in any building providing guest accommodation, the law is there to protect them.

Fire safety legislation states that owners need to provide a safe environment, which includes assessing the risks of fire within their property.

Even if visitors are paying to stay in someone's home, the property owner must comply with the law on fire safety and carry out a risk assessment. More »

A fire in a small building can be just as dangerous as a fire in a larger property. Nearly all those who die in fires in this country are within domestic premises.

For example, fire safety law applies to those providing:

  • guest accommodation in small premises, such as bed and breakfasts, guest houses, farmhouses, inns and restaurants with rooms
  • self-catering accommodation such as houses, cottages, chalets, flats and holiday caravans
  • accommodation in hostels or small bunkhouses

What should paying guests expect?

Scott Richards, Community Protection Manager for NFRS, said: "We hope everyone has a great time at the Silverstone Grand Prix, but want to make sure people who are coming to the county and staying in paid-for, guest accommodation, know something about the fire safety legislation in place to protect them.

"It is important to know that premises need a way to detect fire and give occupants warnings so they can escape. Properties similar to a family home (for example, two or three storeys) are likely to need automatic fire or smoke alarms that run from the mains electricity (with battery back-up) and are linked together so when one activates, they all do."

Guests should be aware of the evacuation procedure in case of a fire as it is likely they will react more quickly if they have been told how to escape in an emergency. NFRS recommends visitors always discuss these details with their accommodation providers on arrival.

Exit doors, such as the front or back door, should always be easy to unlock and must not need a key to unlock from the inside.

Signs are only required where they are needed. In small buildings, the escape route and the front door are likely to be obvious, so there may not be a need for emergency exit signs.

Anyone with concerns about a particular property or those who have questions about fire safety legislation can ring 01604 797 000 and ask for the Fire Protection Department or email enquiries@northantsfire.gov.uk.

The F1 2018 British Grand Prix is just one time in the sporting calendar when some local residents choose to open up their properties, renting out rooms or even entire houses.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) would like to remind homeowners that fire safety law also applies to them if anyone pays to stay in their property, other than to live there as a permanent home.

For example, fire safety laws apply to those providing:

  • guest accommodation in small premises, such as bed and breakfasts, guest houses, farmhouses, inns and restaurants with rooms
  • self-catering accommodation, such as houses, cottages, chalets, flats and holiday caravans
  • accommodation in hostels or small bunkhouses

Fire Safety law

Scott Richards, NFRS Community Protection Manager, said: "The law will apply to you when you let out a room in your own home as guest accommodation, even if you only do it occasionally.

"No two properties are the same and so adequately managing the risk from fire means considering a bespoke approach, based on the individual circumstances of your premises. That is why we believe, in most cases, it is the owners who are the best placed to consider and address the risks, using their common sense supplemented, if necessary, with some specific technical advice."

A guidance document aimed at supporting small hospitality businesses to comply with legal requirements has been produced. It offers helpful and straightforward information on what you are likely to need to think about to ensure an adequate level of fire safety is in place in your property.

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:52 by James Laband