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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.

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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



We have been working hard to reduce the number of people that find themselves without housing and end up rough sleeping on the streets we are aware that this can be for any number of reasons, but it is important that they access help and support to get them off the streets as soon as possible.

If you see a rough sleeper and are concerned please contact Streetlink.

StreetLink is a national rough sleeping website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. The Service offers the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough and is the first step someone can take to ensure that rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them. The service is part funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and is part of their commitment to end rough sleeping in England.

The telephone number for reporting to the StreetLink Service is 0300 500 0914 or visit the website

Rough Sleepers and members of the public can contact the StreetLink service about people sleeping rough in Canterbury