Each of us can play an important part in reducing overall crime levels, by taking action to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime ourselves by taking on board crime prevention advice.
This can be done by making sure our homes and vehicles are secured, keeping valuables in a safe place, and making sure property is marked. We can also improve our personal safety by keeping wallets and purses, mobile phones and other items from view that are of interest to the opportunist thief.
Here is a link to more detailed Crime Prevention Advice
Domestic violence and abuse affects thousands of people from all different backgrounds. It does not matter whether you are young or old, if you are religious or not, whether you are male or female.
Are the statements below applicable to you?
Does a spouse, or partner you are intimate with, or a relative:
Ridicule and humiliate you in public or in private?
Complain about you going out or having friends?
Turn your children against you or use them in arguments?
Isolate you from your family and friends and daily activities?
Deny you access to finances preventing you from having money of your own?
Swear at, push, slap, punch or beat you?
Force you to perform sexual acts or have sex?
Harm or threaten to harm the children?
Damage or threaten to damage your property?
If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, you can now get help locally. Services are free and confidential. You will be allowed to make your own decisions. No one will force you into anything you do not want to do. Please use the contact links on this page for help and guidance.
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and when we least expect them. They can vary from severe weather disruption and flooding to loss of premises and power failure to chemical leaks and explosions.
If an emergency occurs, as a local authority, we have a vital role to play in helping to keep you safe, provide information on what to do, keep local services operating as much as possible and keep you informed off the situation.
Together with our partners, we prepare for such emergencies by attending regular training and exercises so we can ensure we are prepared and there is a co-ordinated and efficient response. As a local council we also have plans in place to deal with such emergencies.
The Derbyshire Prepared website will provide you with a one-stop shop of information and advice to help you better prepare for any emergency in Bolsover District and the county of Derbyshire.
Many people live in flood risk areas and here we provide information on preparing for a flood, where help is available from and also on cleaning up after the event. If you live along a riverbank there is always the possibility that bad weather will threaten your property with flooding - but what can you do to prepare?
The first thing to do is register to receive Flood Warnings from the Environment Agency so you know exactly where and what is happening. For real-time flood warnings and advice you can call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Derbyshire Prepared is a website of the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum where you can find information and advice to help you better prepare if there was an emergency in the county.