Archive by category Community Protection

Safety first for toys this Christmas with those last-minute buys

Safety first for toys this Christmas with those last-minute buys

A warning has gone out about toy safety as shoppers make last-minute Christmas purchases this week. Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards department is urging people to be vigilant as they shop for late gifts ahead of the weekend, especially from online retailers. In the past year, the team has received intelligence on sensory toys with […]

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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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Safety first this Bonfire Night, says Nottingham’s Trading Standards

Safety first this Bonfire Night, says Nottingham’s Trading Standards

Safety advice has been given out to families looking to buy fireworks to celebrate Bonfire Night this week. Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards is urging people to only buy from reputable and licensed traders. Shoppers can check with the team or the fire service whether an outlet is licensed to sell fireworks, or simply ask […]

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Nottingham plan on domestic abuse to be shared across country

Nottingham plan on domestic abuse to be shared across country

A plan to support survivors of domestic abuse created by Nottingham City Council will now be used as a template for other areas across the country. The authority has published a Safe Accommodation Strategy 2021-2024 which sets out how it will provide housing support services to survivors and their children. This is a statutory requirement […]

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Make sure this year’s Halloween is remembered for the right reasons

Make sure this year’s Halloween is remembered for the right reasons

A warning has gone out about the dangers of some costumes and toys sold ahead of Halloween at the end of the month. Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards department has issued advice to make sure people are aware of how to stay safe while having fun. This includes: Buy toys and costumes from reputable traders, […]

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National campaign highlights the dangers of high-powered magnets

National campaign highlights the dangers of high-powered magnets

A warning has gone out to parents in Nottingham about the dangers of small magnets found in their children’s toys. It has come from Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team and is part of a national safety campaign running from today (Monday) until 9 October. This is being run in partnership with the Office for […]

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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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£432k secured to make streets safer and cut crime in the city

£432k secured to make streets safer and cut crime in the city

A major safety overhaul is underway in Nottingham to crackdown on burglary thanks to a six-figure Home Office grant. Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has secured £432k from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund to invest in safety improvements in the Arboretum and Lenton Triangle areas of Nottingham. The funding is being invested in […]

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New plan unveiled to tackle crime and drugs in Nottingham

New plan unveiled to tackle crime and drugs in Nottingham

Partners in Nottingham have unveiled their new four-year plan to tackle issues such as crime, ASB, substance misuse and reoffending. The Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership (CDP) has set out its new plan to address issues that matter the most to Nottingham residents. With a main focus on areas such as:   Anti-Social Behaviour Drugs […]

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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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