Fressingfield Baptist Church Holiday Club Monday 6- Friday 10 August. We would like to invite all children aged between 3-11 to join us for our ‘Superhero Academy’ this summer, 9.30am-12 noon. For more information please contact Tessa Scott 07881 821320, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The music and arts festival takes place between Thursday 12 and Sunday 15 July this year and police are asking those visiting to plan ahead to ensure they enjoy the event.
The number of people attending the event each year means Latitude has a population equivalent to the size of a small town and, with the setting, the chance to see a variety of acts, and a relaxed atmosphere it can be easy to forget about safety and security, however this can make it attractive to those keen to take advantage of visitors lowering their guard.
The vast majority of reported incidents last year were theft related and officers are keen to ensure crime is kept to a minimum at this year’s event.
The main crime at music festivals across the UK tends to be thefts from tents on campsites. In previous years there have been a number of such offences, many on the first night of the festival when it’s likely that criminals target tents on the assumption that those camping are settling in, have not made plans for their security and may have withdrawn cash to see them through the weekend.
Other thefts have occurred while festival-goers had their attention diverted while they were watching performances. This included instances where people had camera equipment stolen from near their feet, thefts from bags that were being carried and items stolen from pockets.
You should also bear in mind your personal safety. Meeting new people can be a fun part of the festival experience but going off alone with someone you’ve just met, particularly if alcohol is also involved, can also make you vulnerable.
With this in mind, police are asking you to think about security before you head to the site and to consider a few simple pieces of advice that should help to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time.
Detective Superintendent David Cutler said: "The festival has become a well-established fixture on the Suffolk calendar and, as such, we want everyone to enjoy it.
"We urge everyone attending to be mindful of the security of their valuables as there will be a very small minority who will look to exploit those who have their guard down.
"Have fun at the festival, but stay vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. If you have any concerns, please approach one of our officers or a member of the event staff who will be happy to help.”
PCC Tim Passmore said: "Latitude shines a fantastic spotlight on our beautiful county, attracting more and more visitors each year and the impact this has on the local economy is hugely important.
"As with any large event of this nature, there is always a danger that visitors enjoying themselves forget basic crime prevention and make themselves vulnerable to crime.
"I would encourage festival-goers to take care of themselves, look out for friends and be aware of what’s going on around them. If you can avoid it, don’t take anything of value with you, keep your valuables safe, enjoy the festival and make sure your memoires of Latitude 2018 are all happy ones.”
You are asked to report any suspicious activity to security or stewards on site or, in an emergency, if you believe a crime is in progress, dial 999.
People living in east and west Suffolk are being urged to have their say about local mental health services as part of a unique engagement opportunity.
The NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) want to transform the way mental health provision is delivered across the county.
In order to do that, they first need to find out how effective the people who deliver and receive the current services think they are.
Commissioners want to hear from people who currently use or have previously used mental health services, those who care for them and the staff who deliver those services.
All three groups are being asked to input their feedback via three surveys that ‘go live’ from this morning (Monday 2nd July).
The surveys are part of a much larger engagement exercise that aims to help create a new model for east and west Suffolk that will bring mental and physical health services much closer together.
In a break from usual practice, the CCGs have commissioned four local voluntary sector organisations to engage with local people under the banner “The future of mental health – a very different conversation”.
Suffolk Family Carers, Suffolk User Forum and Suffolk Parent Carer Network will co-ordinate a whole host of mental health workshops and events to gather feedback on the current services.
Healthwatch Suffolk will then gather and analyse the feedback before preparing a report making a case for change for the CCGs’ governing body meetings in November.
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