Devon & Cornwall Police June 2018 Newsletter

HOT DOGS!!

One of the worst calls we have to attend during the good weather is to dogs in hot cars, already this year the fine weather has resulted in several calls of this nature. Please be aware that the temperatures in cars rises very quickly even when not in direct sunlight.

If you HAVE to leave your dog in the car make sure that there is water easily accessible for them to drink and plenty of ventilation ( windows down at least two inches ). If we attend a hot dog call, OUR actions are based on our perception of the level of distress the animal is in.

This can result in us deciding to break a window in order to remove the dog to safety, that’s not an easy decision to make and often leads to conflict with an irate dog/ car owner who’s opinion regarding the condition of their dog differs from ours.

Please don’t put us in that awful position, make sure your pet is safe.

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North Devon Homes purchasing 5 new homes in Croyde

North Devon Homes are purchasing 5 new homes in Croyde which are available to rent and buy under shared ownership for residents of the Georgeham Parish, as follows:

1 x 3 bedroom shared ownership house

Shared ownership allows for you to buy a percentage share of a property, and rent for the percentage not owned is paid to the housing provider. The initial share being sold is 40%. The owner can buy further shares in the future a maximum 80%.

Property Value: £300,000  –  Min 40% share: £125,000

In order to acknowledge your interest in this property please register with Help to Buy South West – https://www.helptobuysw.org.uk

4 x 2 bedroom rented houses

These properties will be rented at social rent levels, which will be confirmed nearer to completion In order to be able to bid for these properties, please register with Devon Home Choice- https://www.devonhomechoice.com

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All properties are subject to a local occupancy restriction to the Georgeham Parish, where by the applicant must be able to evidence one or more of the following criteria:

  • Minimum continuous residence of 5 years in the Parish
  • Continuous employment for 5 years in the Parish
  • Current employment in the Parish in an agricultural related activity, the emergency services, as a professional healthcare or social worker or as a qualified primary or secondary school teacher.

The properties are anticipated for completion in May 2018.

For more information or to register your interest in these properties please contact Lisa Chapple 01271 312 528

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First aid training for local businesses

First aid training for local businesses

Get ready for the Summer season! Every business needs a qualified first aider, regardless of size or risk. It promotes a healthy atmosphere in the workplace as well as reducing risk.

Georgeham Village Hall

An opportunity is coming up in Georgeham to send someone on an accredited course. On successful completion of our Emergency First Aid at Work course, the qualification will be valid for 3 years; that’s less than £20 per year to have a qualified first aider on your team! Call us now to book your place:

Saturday 24th March 10.00am – 4.30pm
Georgeham Village Hall, Hill Park EX33 1JL

Cost £50 per person which includes manual and qualification.
Email firstaidathand@aol.com or call 01271 326885 to book a place.

Emergency First Aid at Work course

We come to you! With a minimum of 4 participants we will come to you to deliver this training. Not only is this more cost effective for you per head but the training will be tailored specifically to your business needs and risk. Your company policies and procedures can also be incorporated into the training.

Tip! Join with a neighbouring business to increase numbers.

Two hour First Aid training workshops

Everyone needs to know a little First Aid. At First Aid at Hand we recognise that it is not possible for everyone to attend an accredited course so we also offer 2 hour sessions to workplaces, groups and clubs. For £100 up to 12 people can learn lifesaving skills. Public workshops also available.

Go to our Website or follow our Facebook page to find out more.

Contact us now to book and discuss your business needs.

Kind regards,
Lorraine Kamp and Chaz Luther-Frisby

First Aid at Hand
www.firstaidathand.com
07550 099426
01271 326885

Love My Beach: Community Litter Picking Putsborough

Community litter picking on Putsborough Beach this winter.

Beach Clean!

Join us on the beach for a bit of fresh air and litter picking!
Escape from the family for a few hours or bring them along to search for plastic (and beachcombe for treasure!).
Free Parking and Beach Cleaners discount available from the cafe.

Saturday 20th January – Putsborough Beach
2pm – 3:30pm

Contact ranger.rose@hotmail.com for more information

OR join the ‘Croyde Comunity Beach Cleaning Group‘ on Facebook

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Devon and Cornwall Alert


 

Devon and Cornwall Alert

Devon and Cornwall Alert is a two-way community messaging system operated by Devon and Cornwall Police.

Devon and Cornwall Alert helps us to connect with our communities. it tells you what is happening in your area and allows you to respond directly with information for the police.

Chose what information you receive…

  • Crime
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Witness appeals
  • Missing person appeals
  • Community events
  • Local good news

When, how and who from…

  • Specify what time of day messages will arrive
  • Email, text or telephone
  • Police, Action Fraud, Crimestoppers, Neighbourhood Watch
  • Free: no contract, cost or obligation
  • Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Register online at alerts.dc.police.uk

 

 

 

Love My Beach: Community Litter Picking

Community litter picking around Croyde this winter.

Christmas Clean up!

Join us on the beach for a bit of fresh air and litter picking!
Escape from the family for a few hours or bring them along to search for plastic (and beachcombe for treasure!).
Meet on the main slipway/beach road.
Free Parking available in Ruda’s beach car park and hot drinks provided for all volunteers.

Wednesday 27th December – Croyde Beach
2pm – 3:30pm (meet by the beach loos)

Contact ranger.rose@hotmail.com for more information

OR join the ‘Croyde Comunity Beach Cleaning Group‘ on Facebook

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Devon & Cornwall Police Dec 2017 Newsletter

Driving this Christmas? Steering completely clear of alcohol is the safest option for everyone.

Throughout December Devon and Cornwall Police will be making sure that the region’s roads are a safe place for everyone.

Any drivers involved in a collision and any motorists whose driving may lead police to suspect they are under the influence of alcohol will be breathalyzed. If drug driving is suspected, drivers may have to undergo a roadside sobriety test.

Roads Policing Inspector Richard McLellan emphasized that being under the limit does not necessarily mean that a driver’s judgement and abilities are not impaired. He said

Police can still arrest a driver for driving whilst impaired if an officer suspects they are unfit through drink or drugs, even where the breath samples provided back at the police station are found to be under the legal limit. They may still be charged and convicted of an offence.

Your judgement may still be impaired the morning after a night out too, so our message is clear and simple, don’t drink and drive, it is simply not worth it.

Police are also emphasising that the effects of a collision caused by driving with impaired judgement due to drink or drugs extend much further than initial damage, injury or fatalities.

If you drink and drive you risk significant consequences, not just increasing your chance of causing serious injury or a death through a collision but consequences in trying to carry on with a normal life.

The penalties when caught have far-reaching implications on any driver’s life financially, emotionally, psychologically and on their family and friends.

The punishments for drink driving are severe, not only from what a court may pass as a sentence, but the ongoing consequential effects. If convicted of drink driving you will have a criminal record, lose your licence, you could spend time in prison and receive a hefty fine.

Preventing death or injury is as simple as pre booking a taxi back from a party or having an alcohol free.

During the busy run up to Christmas and the intensive shopping period, Devon and Cornwall Police are advising people to keep their Christmas purchases safe.

People are advised to protect their Christmas purchases by storing them in a safe, secure and private location that is not visible from outside, so burglars aren’t tempted to steal them.

Christmas is a great time of year for thieves and burglars. They know that there will be high-value goods in homes and in cars and will look out for any opportunity to capitalise on this.

People can take precautions to avoid having their new goods stolen by following police advice. We want everyone to have a safe and happy Christmas and prevent and avoid upsetting Christmas burglaries.

Here are some top tips to help prevent your home from being burgled:

  1. Keep gifts out of sight
  2. Keep all windows and doors closed and locked
  3. Don’t leave keys in locks especially near letterboxes or cat flaps

Crimes reported November 2017

Croyde and Georgeham: 1 x crime – Common assault
Ashford: 1 x crimes – Common assault Ashford. 1 x crime – Malicious communications act,
Marwood: 5 crimes – 1 x crime – Fail to stop after road accident.

Ask NED is a Non-Emergency Directory.

It is a new service that combines the questions that members of the public have asked with contact details of those that can help. Ask NED includes the Ask the Police database and common questions asked of our partner organisations. devon-cornwall.police.uk/askned

 

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