Whilst living in Bath you will be out and about visiting different areas in the city, going to lectures, having nights out. There are some simple tips you can follow to help keep yourself, your friends and your property safe.
Efforts to make Bath a safer place at night have won the city national acclaim with the Purple Flag Award. Taxi Marshalls are funded by B&NES Council and are based at the two main taxi ranks in the city centre (Ornage Grove and Kingsmead Square). They assist members of the public with getting taxis and ensure people queue. Night Marshalls also operate in the main pub/club area to help monitor revellers in the city centre.Students can be quite vulnerable. This can be due to not knowing an area well,. It can also be due to drinking excess alcohol on a night out, there fore it is important to follow this advice when on a night out:
- Stick together and look out for one another..........don't walk home alone.
- Use well lit routes. Don't walk along dark roads, by canals or rivers.
- It you use an ATM be discreet when using your PIN
- If a friend has had too much to drink, ensure they get home safely and receive any medical attention as appropriate
- If you are going to drink, do it sensibly. Drink water inbetween alcoholic drinks.
- Plan how you are going to get home before you go out.
- Alcohol and river water don't mix. Follow this advice from Avon Fire and Rescue.
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Your student house or your room in halls will be where you keep most if not all of your stuff whilst your at Uni. A typical student house could have several lap tops, phones and TV's. The patterns and habits of students are also quite predictable, therefore it makes sense to be extra vigilant when it comes to crime prevention at student properties.
There are several things you can do to help keep your home and your property secure:
- Sounds simple, but make sure your doors are closed and locked when you leave the house.
- Don't forget to close windows. Don't assume one of your housemates will do it. If the windows have locks use them.
- Register your belongings on Immobilise the UK National Property Register.
- If you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary, report it.
- Let your neighbours know if your house will be empty for a long period of time.
- If your street has a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, join it. For more information contact the Police.
In an Emergency dial 999, in a non-emergency dial 101