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Bike Theft

Now that summer is here and we are all trying to get a bit fitter by getting on our bikes the police are starting to see an increase in bike theft, so here are some top tips about keeping yourself mobile this year: 

• Invest in good quality security. Spend between 10-15% of the value of the bike on its security.
• Lock your bike frame AND wheels TO something with two different types of lock! Just using a chain and lock around a bike frame and wheels without locking to something sturdy leaves your bike vulnerable to being carried away. But locking only the frame or the wheels to something could result in unsecured parts being stolen.
• Use a Chain and D-lock combination – avoid cable locks. Cable locks offer little deterrent to thieves as they are easy to cut with basic cable cutters, hacksaws and even wire-cutter.
• Lock your bike to something secure. Where possible secure your bike to a bike rack, pedestrian railings, or some other large and tough object. Avoid locking to street signage – some are not very high and makes it easy to lift bikes over the top of the post. Thieves may also un-bolt the sign to do this.
• Natural surveillance. Lock your bike where you can see it. If this is not possible, find a busy, well-lit area.
• Security at home. Most bicycles are stolen from home so ensure your sheds, outbuildings and garages are secure. Consider installing ground anchors if you have a concrete floor. If not, look for security rated products specifically for wooden and metal sheds.
• Bike registration. Register your bike on The Bike Register. These are national, police approved databases.

Message Sent By
Alan Osborne (Safer Together, Coordinator, Boston and South Holland)

Online Gaming Advice and Free Webinars For Parents

‘Important Information for Parents.  Do your children play ‘Online Gaming’?  Do you understand the games or in fact the advantages and disadvantages of this activity?’

There are three one-hour webinars, Thurs 17.6, Thurs 24.6. and Wed 30.6.21, each tailored for parents of children of different age groups on the subjects of psychology, gaming risk and finance, and how to approach your child’s gaming to help them get the most out of it… and avoid the pitfalls.

It is recommended by the Police and provided by a National Charity, ‘Gaming For Good’. Adults are probably a little old to now take up this activity but most should take an interest in what your children are doing and this is an excellent way of doing it and asking any questions you may have.

Online gaming has seen a massive increase in popularity with children over the COVID-19 pandemic, as result of more time spent at home and restrictions on physical social contact.

As grandparents, parents or guardians of children under the age of 18, your parenting community is very welcome to join one of our free Gaming4Good webinars where they can hear from a panel of experts in family gaming who will discuss psychology, gaming risk and finance, how to approach your child’s gaming to help them get the most out of it… and avoid the pitfalls.

There are three one-hour webinars, each tailored for parents of children of different age groups.

Thursday June 17, 10am – 11am: parents and guardians with children 2–12 yrs
Thursday June 24, 10am – 11am: parents and guardians with children aged 12–15yrs
Wednesday June 30, 10am-11am: parents and guardians with children aged 15–18yrs

Our expert panellists include:
Liz Stanton MBE, Get Safe Online (moderator)
Annette Whalley, HSBC
Cath Knibbs, cyber trauma & psychology specialist
Adrian Sladdin, gaming & gambling expert
Andy Robertson, author and gaming for kids expert
Mat Hasker, Get Safe Online, gaming specialist & Dad

Please find attached a PDF flyer providing all the details. Also attached is our latest leaflet providing helpful tips on the subject.

All the information can also be found on our website:

We hope they are helpful and look forward to seeing you there.

All the best,
the Get Safe Online team

Final Get Safe Online_Gaming4Good_Webinar_leaflet.pdf – 472.7 KB
Gaming4Good E-Handbook June 2021.pdf – 739.1 KB

Best wishes,


RCC – Weekly update – 11June

Your weekly update, Friday 11 June

We want to keep you updated about Rutland’s response to coronavirus and other important news. You’ve received this email because you previously told us you’d be happy to get updates from Rutland County Council. Please share it with friends and family who may find it helpful. If you’d like to stop receiving email updates please unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of this email.

Rutland recorded confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the latest week (1 to 7 June) – a decrease of 4 compared with the previous week. This equates to 10 cases per 100,000 people. The average area in England had 33. A total of 73 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered in Rutland up to 21 May.

Stay safe as COVID-19 cases rise nationally
It’s important to be careful and stay safe following the sharp rise in COVID cases nationwide, driven by the new Delta variant.
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Book or manage your COVID-19 vaccination
People aged 25 and over can now book their COVID vaccine and manage their appointments online, through the NHS.
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Cabinet to consider leisure grant for Catmose Sports Centre
Our Cabinet meets on Tuesday to consider a grant offer from the National Leisure Recovery Fund.
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Future Rutland Conversation moves to next stage
Work is now taking place to review all the comments and feedback shared as part of the Future Rutland Conversation.
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Council makes Chief Executive appointment
Mark Andrews has been appointed as Rutland County Council’s new Chief Executive Officer.
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We’re developing a new waste management strategy to cut down Rutland’s waste, increase recycling rates and reduce carbon emissions. Please help us by completing the short online survey below.


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