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National Test of the UK Emergency Alerts Service

On Sunday 23 April 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.



Emergency Alerts is a UK government service that will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby. In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe. The government does not need to know your phone number or location to send you an alert.

Reasons you might get an alert You may get alerts about: severe flooding fires extreme weather Emergency alerts will only be sent by: the emergency services government departments, agencies and public bodies that deal with emergencies

What happens when you get an emergency alert Your mobile phone or tablet may: make a loud siren-like sound, even if it’s set on silent vibrate read out the alert The sound and vibration will last for about 10 seconds. An alert will include a phone number or a link to the GOV.UK website for more information. You’ll get alerts based on your current location – not where you live or work. You do not need to turn on location services to receive alerts.

What you need to do When you get an alert, stop what you’re doing and follow the instructions in the alert.

If you’re driving or riding when you get an alert You should not read or otherwise respond to an emergency alert whilst driving or riding a motorcycle. If you are driving, you should continue to drive and not respond to the noise or attempt to pick up the mobile phone and deal with the message. Find somewhere safe and legal to stop before reading the message. If there is nowhere safe or legal to stop close by, and nobody else is in the vehicle to read the alert, tune into live radio and wait for bulletins until you can find somewhere safe and legal to stop. It is illegal to use a hand-held device while driving or riding.

If you cannot receive emergency alerts If you do not have a compatible device, you’ll still be informed about an emergency. The emergency services have other ways to warn you when there is a threat to life. Emergency alerts will not replace local news, radio, television or social media.

If you’re deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted If you have a vision or hearing impairment, audio and vibration attention signals will let you know you have an emergency alert.

Alert languages Emergency alerts will be sent in English. In Wales, they may also be sent in Welsh.  
Message Sent By
Dave Olczak
(Police, PC, Pickersleigh & Chase Safer Neighbourhood Team)

Community Speed Watch Volunteers Needed!

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Are you concerned about the speed of vehicles through our Parish?

Do you have some spare time?

Would you be willing to be trained by the Police as a Volunteer?

If your answer is YES please get in touch with our Clerk –

Michelle Alexander – 01886 884 195 / Contact Us

For more information about the scheme visit –

https://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/west-mercia/news/2022/february/could-you-make-a-difference-to-the-safety-of-the-roads-in-your-community/

POLICE Seat Belt Campaign

National Seat belt Campaign.
With a national seat belt enforcement campaign starting next week, West Mercia Police are urging all motorists to stay safe and belt up. 

The campaign is being run from 13th – 26th June to ensure motorists are using their seatbelts and child restraints correctly and to crack down on offenders who continue to break the law. Seatbelt use is such a significant contributory factor with regards to road collisions and the resulting injuries. In the UK it is a legal requirement for drivers and passengers to wear a seatbelt, unless they have an exemption and it is the driver’s legal responsibility to ensure that any passenger under 14 years old is using the appropriate child restraint.

Over the past 3 years in West Mercia 15 people have been killed and 50 seriously injured in collisions where a seatbelt has not been worn. Throughout the campaign officers will be out and about in local communities taking part in a mixture of enforcement and educational initiatives.Superintendent Steph Brighton for West Mercia Police comments: “Seatbelts save lives and help to reduce the severity of an injury, seeing that some people still risk not wearing theirs is of great concern to us.

Apart from the obvious consequences if you are involved in a collision, drivers and passengers who fail to wear seatbelts in the front or back of vehicles are breaking the law and face an on-the-spot fine of £100. If the case goes to court, the fine could increase to £500, so we’re urging all motorists to take our advice and ‘Belt up’.Follow the link below for Seat Belt information to assist everyone for reference.https://intranet.westmerpolice01.local/smiiupload/n/15702/9846.pdf
 
Message Sent By
Dee Stanley
(West Mercia Police, PC, Kempsey & Alfrick Safer Neighbourhood Team)
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Please note that it is not possible to report crimes or incidents via Neighbourhood Matters. To make a report of a crime or incident, please contact West Mercia Police at www.westmercia.police.uk or dial 999 in an emergency.

POLICE Notice re Heating Oil Theft


Your first sign that your tank has been attacked is often when the heating stops working. You may assume there is a fault in your system and an engineer will then diagnose the problem as being that there’s no oil left! 

Sometimes a smaller amount is taken but often the whole tank may be drained. The methods can be very crude, including drilling or punching holes in the side of the tank and then filling jerry cans, but you can take steps to prevent these losses:
Monitor the level of oil in your tank regularly.
Hide the tank from view from the road using hedging, fencing or walling but make sure it is visible from your house.
Consider security lighting to cover the tank, a PIR system can also alert you in your house to movement at the tank. Consider CCTV options.
Ask your neighbours to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. Look after each other!
Padlock the valve but consider that thieves may smash the valve but this involves noise and a lock can deter a less determined thief.
Make sure your gates are locked when possible and certainly at night, to make it more difficult for a thief to escape with oil.
Lock your doors at all times if the tank is situated in an outbuilding.
Consider alarm devices which create an alert if the oil level suddenly drops or if the lock is attacked.
These can send alerts to your phone.
Message Sent By
Dave Olczak
(Police, PC, Pickersleigh & Chase Safer Neighbourhood Team)
To reply or forward please use the below or these links: ReplyRateForward / Share.
To login to your account, click here, To report a fault, click here
Please note that it is not possible to report crimes or incidents via Neighbourhood Matters. To make a report of a crime or incident, please contact West Mercia Police at www.westmercia.police.uk or dial 999 in an emergency.