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Latest news is detailed below and copies of our Newsletters can be downloaded from the bottom of this page under 'Related documents'. For weekly news updates please like the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership Facebook page.

Terrorism is a crime

Derbyshire Constabulary and South Derbyshire District Council are committed to protecting our local communities and keeping them safe. The current threat from terrorism and other violent extremism requires us all to lookout for activity or behaviour which strikes us as out of place in normal day to day life and to report it to the police.

We want to encourage our local communities to trust their instincts and look out for the unusual to help us to continue to keep the public safe.

Don't rely on others. If you suspect it, report it. Call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.

Let the police decide if the information is important. What might seem insignificant on its own could actually provide a vital link to a wider investigation.

Keystone is simply the means to effectively move information from Police to Partners and back again, the email link below provides direct access to the Police for non-urgent concerns, questions or requests for staff briefings.

For more information about Counter Terrorism visit

Tamper-proof number plate screws

Motorists are being encouraged to turn the screw on thieves who steal vehicle number plates.

Residents are welcome to contact the Partnership office on Tel: 01283 595858 where tamper-proof screws can be posted out together with fitting instructions.

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The Derbyshire Handy Van Network 

The Handy Van Network is open to all people of South Derbyshire who are 60 and over. You can phone and ask for the van to visit your home and help with the following:

  • Home fire safety checks
  • Smoke alarms checked and fitted
  • Home security checks
  • Energy efficiency advice

The visits and the equipment they install are totally FREE and each household can have up to two visits per year.

For more information, you can download a brochure at the bottom of this page below related documents or contact Amanda Elliott at South Derbyshire CVS on - 01283 219761.

Safer Homes

Safer Homes is a mobile joinery service working to improve security in the homes of the elderly (aged over 60) and vulnerable people living in South Derbyshire.

The scheme works by installing door or window locks and other security equipment free of charge. As well as installing safety and security measures, the Safer Homes joiner, Paul Taylor, will also give free crime prevention advice. The scheme, which has been set up by the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, is operated on a day-to-day basis by the CVS. Again this service is absolutely FREE.

For more information or to make a referral you can download a brochure at the bottom of this page below related documents or contact Amanda Elliott at South Derbyshire CVS on - 01283 550163.

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