Flying the flag for a great night out!

We’re working together with Canterbury BID, Canterbury District Watch, Kent Police to ensure that everyone can enjoy a safe night out in the district.

Please click on this link to see some of the amazing work taken in Canterbury make a Great Night Out a Safe One!Canterbury Safe Night

We’re asking you to sign up and pledge your support to our campaign.

Be mindful

  • Keep the noise down – respect neighbours and residents living nearby.
  • Be considerate of businesses and property.

Be respectful

  • Respect other people enjoying their night out.
  • Respect those working to keep your evening safe and enjoyable.

Be safe

  • Plan ahead – how will you get home? With who? Have a contingency plan in case you get split up from the rest of your group.
  • Keep valuables, such as mobiles and cameras, hidden in a secure bag or zipped pocket, and keep them away from sinks or toilets.
  • If you will be drinking alcohol, be careful not to let it affect your judgment or your ability to take care of yourself.
  • Where possible, arrange for at least one of your group to be the designated driver, in order to ensure nobody is put in any danger.
  • Keep an eye on your drinks and food at all times. If something tastes odd, leave it.

Click on the image above to take you through our Google safe routes map.

Be tidy

  • Put any litter in the correct bin.
  • Put out your cigarettes at bins or appropriate receptacles – failure to do so could incur a fine.
  • Glasses and bottles must be disposed of before entering any premises.
  • Use available facilities before leaving premises.

Enjoy yourself!

The city and surrounding district have so much to offer, from theatres and restaurants to pubs and clubs. Follow our advice and make the most of your night out.


We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok.

The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK.

To find our more please follow this link #it’s not ok


Canterbury Community Safety Unit have been working with the University of Kent, Christchurch University and Canterbury College to put together a campaign for the new students to the area. This will help guide them to a sensible route home after enjoying an evening out in the vibrant city centre.

On Friday 10th  & Saturday the 11th of March as a part of the Purple Flag weekend we will be holding a late night hub outside McDonalds in the city centre from 8pm until 12pm.

Come and meet the Street pastors, Community Safety Officers,Police and all of the other officers involved in keeping you safe at night. PLUS! Pick up your FREE canvass goody bag with loads of useful information and gifts inside.

We have created a map highlighting some of  safer routes home from the city centre including taxi ranks, bus stops for the all night Uni Bus, including information on the areas that are covered but the Universities  Street Marshal’s Scheme, and also where the Canterbury Street Pastor’s patrol both supporting to keep Canterbury a safe place to socialise.

Click here to download the safer-route-map  or click here for interactive google map

Please don’t forget when you going out for the evening:-

Plan ahead! How will you get home? With who? Have a contingency plan in case you get split up from the rest of your group.

What taxi? Download the telephone number or app of a trusted taxi company.

Is it safe? Look for a radio, a badge and always a plate with a taxi ID number and don’t get into an ordered taxi until you’re sure it’s yours.

Uni2! Don’t forget the Unibus (Uni2) which runs for all students from and through the city centre late into the evening/early morning (check timetable as this varies during the holidays).

Be aware! If you’re alone at any taxi or bus stop be aware of your surroundings.

Extra cash! Carry extra money in case you get stranded and need to take another bus, train or cab.



Parents in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable have been reminded about safer parking around schools as part of a multi-agency operation to improve road safety and reduce the risk of harm to pupils.

Teams from Kent Police, Canterbury City Council and Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) have made unannounced visits to schools at closing time to speak to those who have parked cars in dangerous places and educate them on the possible consequences, such as injuries to children. Anyone parked on zig-zag lines will be issued with a fine.


23 January 2017


Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into effect in 2014.

One of the powers within this Act is Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). These prevent individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space.

PSPOs can include multiple restrictions and requirements, and can prohibit a number of activities.

The power to make, replace or update existing public space restrictions falls to us, in consultation with Police and other relevant organisations.

The existing orders will expire in October 2017. We’d like your views to help shape what our PSPOs should include.

The consultation for this has ended and we will be updating this shortly with the outcomes .


We have been made aware of a scam phone call to residents where a male pretends to be from the council, or Kent County Council.

The caller asks the person about a recent accident they have had and how they might want to make a claim.

 These calls seem to be coming from a variety of numbers, but two popular ones appear to be 02098754621 and 0061432509871.

 We never ring people in this way, so please hang up should you get a call of this nature. Be vigilant, and keep your personal details and your money safe.

 If you receive one of these scam telephone calls please report it to Kent Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06.

Please visit Report Scammers for printable information on how to report scammers