After a suggestion made at a Community Council meeting we have set up a new
Kirkbean Community Facebook Group
which can be found here:
This is a Closed Group at the moment; however although the Community Council may have reason to post to the group, the main idea is that it is used for local information, events, recommendations and any suggestions that might be relevant and useful to all the residents, members and perhaps even visitors within the community.
The group can be searched, followed and is visible to everyone but you must join the group to be able to add a post or comment on a post.
To Be Winter Ready, you should:
Know your free emergency numbers: in a power cut dial 105 or for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999
Prepare your home – keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Contact your gas or electricity network to find out more.
Visit http://www.energynetworks.org/ to find out who your network operator is.
Keep your eyes open – keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.
Please be aware of an increase in the following crimes:
- Door step crime / Bogus Workmen - Please do not accept work from workmen / doorstep salesmen turning up unannounced at your door.
- Phone / Internet Fraud - Do not pass out bank details to anyone phoning you pertaining to be from Banks, Microsoft, Fraud Squad, etc.
If suspicious then please contact Police at the time.
If anyone wishes a security survey or further crime prevention
advice then please contact us
Many thanks, Graeme Stitt, Sergeant, Community Policing Unit