A Domestic Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate Flash Mob took place on Friday 14 June in Canterbury City Centre to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse. A large gathering of spectators witnessed the dance, led by and a team of dancers from Vibes Dance Studio, choreographed by Elaine Marjolin, which was enthusiastically joined in by representatives from Kent Police; Kent Fire & Rescue; Rising Sun; Health Trainers and Visitors; Victim Support; Boys and Maughan Solicitors; Homestart; Hyde Housing; Sanctuary and Canterbury City Council employees from Housing; Community Development and Community Safety. This was a creative and energized finale to the Domestic Abuse Awareness Day organised by the Canterbury Community Safety Partnership.
The attention grabbing mobile trailer unit, was festooned with bunting displaying crucial information concerning Domestic Abuse: how to recognise it; the locations of One Stop Shops where people can obtain help and advice; and comments endorsing the service including feedback from individuals on how they had been helped.
What the people said...
‘A Lifeline for a crisis – thank you’
‘I was taken seriously, given advice and emotional support’
‘They put me at ease and listened’
The feedback has been incredibly positive so thank you to everyone who made this happen and all those that supported the event.
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Domestic Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate Flash Mob on Friday 14 June at 4pm, to raise awareness about domestic abuse – you are invited to join in and show your commitment to ending domestic abuse.
A Domestic Abuse Awareness Day is being held in Canterbury City Centre (outside Café Rouge) on Friday 14 June from 10.30am – 4.30pm to publicise ways for people to access support and advice. This event will culminate in a creative and energised way to bring awareness of domestic abuse in the Canterbury District – in the form of a Domestic Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate Flash Mob.
Natasha Griffiths from the Canterbury Community Safety Unit said: “I hope this event will raise awareness of domestic abuse and the support available locally to victims.”
11 June 2013
The Community Trigger and Community Remedy are two of the new measures being introduced in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill.
The Community Trigger gives victims and communities the right to require action is taken where an ongoing problem has not been addressed.
The Community Remedy, provides a greater say for victims in the form of sanction an offender can receive out of court.
11 June 2013
Kent Trading Standards are warning mobile phone users about cheap but potentially dangerous phone chargers on sale in the county.
The chargers were found on sale in Thanet, but there are suspicions that the source of the supply is likely to be targeting shops, market stalls and possibly boot fairs in other districts.
The chargers have no maker’s name or mark and are being sold for about £5. Tests carried out have revealed a number of serious faults and there is a significant risk that these chargers could start a fire and/or cause a user to receive an electric shock.
If you have bought one of these chargers, you are strongly advised to take it back to the shop where you bought it.
For further advice call Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06.
11 June 2013
Following a competition for primary school children to put forward their ideas for a panel design for Ann’s Community Outreach Bus, known as ‘Ann Force 1’, Ann Barnes, Kent Police & Crime Commissioner, is asking for your vote to decide the winner. The winning image will feature on the bus and the winning child’s school will receive £250 towards educational materials as a prize.
To check out the gallery of shortlisted entries and cast your vote, follow the link http://www.paintingannforceone.annbarneskentpcc.co.uk/
11 June 2013