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.