Archive by category Safer

Five years after Grenfell, work continues to make sure residents in tall buildings are safe

Five years after Grenfell, work continues to make sure residents in tall buildings are safe

Five years on from the Grenfell disaster, Nottingham City Council is continuing to take action to support residents living in tall and multi-occupied buildings in the city. The council is working with partners including Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services to support those living in apartment blocks and especially taller buildings (18 metres or over) by […]

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‘Super-strength’ illegal vaping products seized during city raids

‘Super-strength’ illegal vaping products seized during city raids

Trading Standards officers in Nottingham have seized illegal vaping products – some containing five times the legal amount of nicotine and e-liquid. Nottingham City Council officers bagged up hundreds of branded vape bars, with a street value close to £8,000, during an operation involving eight separate premises across the city. The average product carried up […]

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Nottingham city centre internationally recognised as safe place to socialise

Nottingham city centre internationally recognised as safe place to socialise

Metal detectors outside bars, high-visibility police patrols and a joined-up CCTV network that sees suspects arrested within minutes are just some of the reasons why Nottingham has been officially declared one of the UK’s safest places for a night out. Purple Flag is an international award which recognises excellence in the management of a safe […]

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Green light for £62k expansion of CCTV network in Nottingham

Green light for £62k expansion of CCTV network in Nottingham

Nottingham is to benefit from an extra 12 state-of-the-art surveillance cameras as part of a project to keep people safe and catch criminals. The Home Office has approved plans for the installation of 10 new fixed CCTV cameras across the City Centre and two re-deployable cameras that can be moved throughout the City when necessary. […]

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New surveillance equipment installed to prevent crime in Nottingham Park

New surveillance equipment installed to prevent crime in Nottingham Park

A new high-quality CCTV camera has been installed in a busy Nottingham park as part of a six-figure project to tackle crime and make people safer. The camera has been fitted in Bridlington Street Playground in Nottingham to prevent and detect robbery and theft in the area and reassure park users. It has been funded […]

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Meet the officer taking on burglars in Nottingham

Meet the officer taking on burglars in Nottingham

Residents in parts of Nottingham are getting their own dedicated Burglary Reduction Officer. Julian Best will work with the local community undertaking risk assessments of properties at risk of burglary, organising improvements to security, which could include new door locks, Ring doorbells, window alarms, security lighting and/or CCTV. His role is possible thanks to the […]

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It’s good to talk – don’t fall victim to a scam or con artist

It’s good to talk – don’t fall victim to a scam or con artist

Nottingham residents are being urged to talk to friends and family if they suspect being targeted by con artists. The advice from Nottingham City Council Trading Standards Service comes as part of national campaign Scams Awareness Fortnight, which is led by Citizens Advice. Research from Citizens Advice found that 68 per cent of people targeted […]

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City Council joins safety partners in backing ‘A-Z of Consent’ campaign

City Council joins safety partners in backing ‘A-Z of Consent’ campaign

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has joined forces with the Nottingham Consent Coalition to support a new campaign highlighting the importance of sexual consent. The ‘A-Z of Consent’ campaign is being unveiled today <MON 21 JUNE> by the Consent Coalition– a partnership of statutory and voluntary sector organisations with the shared aim of […]

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Plea for responsible behaviour in city parks

Plea for responsible behaviour in city parks

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has called for everyone to take personal responsibility for sticking to rules as they are eased. Cllr David Mellen’s comments come after large crowds gathered yesterday evening at the Arboretum where ‘selfish minority’ behaved ‘thoughtlessly and recklessly’ by ignoring social distancing rules and leaving large amounts of litter behind. […]

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Warning of unsafe toys bought online ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Warning of unsafe toys bought online ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Shoppers are being told to watch out for unsafe toys being sold by third-party online sellers as special deals for Black Friday and Christmas. With the Covid pandemic and current Government restrictions affecting the whole country, many people will be relying on online shopping in the coming days and weeks. Both Nottingham City Council and […]

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