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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

Alert message sent 04/11/2019 13:09:00

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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have one report of criminal damage in Lyndon Rd, N. Luffenham. Unknown persons have poured paint over vehicle windscreen. This incident occurred between 30/10/2019 19:30 & 31/10/2019 06:30.
One report of theft in Tolethorpe Close, Oakham. Unknown persons have gained entry, no property taken. This incident occurred between 01/11/2019 01:50 & 01/11/2019 01:55.
One report of criminal damage in Haydock Ave, Oakham. Unknown persons have poured paint over vehicle. This incident occurred between 31/10/2019 23:59 & 01/11/2019 08:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a secured dwelling in Welland Way, Oakham.  Unknown persons have gained entry and taken property and vehicle. This incident occurred between 01/11/2019 23:45 & 02/11/2019 07:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a secured dwelling in Brocklebank Rd, Oakham. Unknown persons have gained entry, no property taken. This incident occurred between 02/11/2019 01:50 & 02/11/2019 01:50.
One report of theft in Burley Rd, Langham. Unknown persons have taken farm equipment. This incident occurred between 31/10/2019 09:00 & 02/11/2019 09:00.
Two reports of criminal damage in Nether Close, Cottesmore. Unknown persons have damaged vehicle wing mirrors. These incidents occurred between 02/11/2019 19:25 & 03/11/2019 05:20.
Events
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 11th Nov between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Farmers-Market Gaol Street on 16th Nov between 11:00 & 12:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 29th Nov between 10:00 & 11:00
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Fireworks - Everyone should be able to enjoy fireworks safely, whether at an organised display or in their back garden. Here you’ll find out the law around using fireworks as well as how to stay safe, and report those using fireworks in a dangerous or threatening way. 
Fireworks and the law
Categories of fireworks
Category one: ‘Indoor fireworks’
Categories two and three: ‘Adult fireworks’ available in shops
Category four: Professional display fireworks available from specialist suppliers
Who can use fireworks?
According to The Fireworks Regulations 2004External Link and The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015External Link:
Anyone over 18 can buy, carry or use category one, two and three fireworks
Anyone over 16 can only buy, carry or use category one fireworks
Anyone over 12 can buy Christmas crackers
Only licensed professionals can buy, carry and use category 4 fireworks
Unless part of an organised event by licensed professionals, fireworks cannot be used on the street or in a public place
It’s an offence to throw or set off any firework (including sparklers and category 1 fireworks) in or into any highway, street, thoroughfare or public space
What time can fireworks be used?
Fireworks can be used in the UK any time from 7am to 11pm.
Exceptions are:
Bonfire night: 7am to midnight
New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year: 7am to 1am the following day
What is the impact of firework misuse?
Used irresponsibly, fireworks can cause damage to property and do significant harm to people and animals. Not only is there a danger from fireworks exploding, they can also pose a serious fire risk as well.
This is why members of the public may only use fireworks on private property, such as their back gardens, and only licensed professionals can use them in public places.
What you can do
If children are setting off fireworks in your area, our first advice is to ask them politely to stop. It’s possible they’re unaware that they are breaking the law. If you know their parents, perhaps ask them to intervene. 
Trading Standards
Trading Standards Departments will deal with complaints about unlawful sales (i.e. to children), licensing complaints and the registration of retail and wholesale outlets.
All complaints should initially be made via The Citizens Advice Consumer Service. They provide advice on all consumer enquiries. They can provide you with free, impartial and confidential advice and refer other enquiries to us as appropriate. Phone: 0345 404 0506.
RSPCA
They will deal with incidents involving injury to animals or where animals are being unduly frightened by the use of fireworks. Phone 0300 123 4999.
Environmental Health
Environmental Health will deal with complaints of noise causing unnecessary annoyance and nuisance or incidents where the loudness of the firework exceeds 120 decibels.
Phone Rutland County Council 01572 722577
Fire Service
General use of fireworks does not fall into CFB remit. However, they are responsible for safety awareness publicity and will advise people on managing bonfires / handling fireworks etc. https://leics-fire.gov.uk/whats-happening/current-campaigns/celebrate-safely/
If you’re having an ongoing problem with people setting off fireworks, please contact the Police by reporting online or calling 101.
APPCO UK Fundraising - Interviewers from APPCO UK will be carrying out fundraising in the Rutland area between 04/11/2019 & 31/12/2019. The charity is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
All interviewers are fully trained and will carry a photo identity card. If any member of the public has any concerns re the interviewers’ identity, please call the number below
Tel: 0800 031 9811 (open 09:00 – 21:00 Mon-Fri, 09:00 – 17:30 Sat).
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Email contactus@leicesteshire.pnn.police.uk
Visit our website https://www.leics.police.uk/
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111

 
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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