26 October 2010

Lambeth launches Big Difference initiative

Lambeth has launched its Big Difference campaign to encourage everyone to be aware of their actions,
surroundings and take ownership for their local communities.

Further details are on the Big Difference websitewww.lambeth.gov.uk/BIGDifference

We all want to live in a community where we are safe and happy. We are working hard to make Lambeth a safer place to live. By being aware of our surroundings and actions we can keep safe and protect our possessions, homes and communities.

The BIG Difference Community Safety campaign highlights actions that each of us can do on a daily basis that would make a BIG Difference to Lambeth, to make it a safer and more enjoyable place to live.
Our campaign has four key messages:
  • Keep it safe: We are working hard to make Lambeth safer. By shielding your PIN, keeping your wallet or purse, mobile and MP3 player safely out-of-sight you can help reduce robbery and pick-pocketing.
  • Travel safely: Lambeth should be a safe place to travel around at anytime. Plan your journey, let family or friends know your route and destination, be aware of your surroundings, and use busy well-lit streets.
  • Report it: Everyone has the right to live in a safe community. Anti-social behaviour that affects you or your neighbours should not be tolerated. Report it on 020 7926 4000 and we can take action. In an emergency always call 999.
  • Play your part: We all want to make Lambeth a safer community to live in. By talking to your neighbours, sharing advice or setting up a local Neighbourhood Watch, you can help keep your community and homes free from crime.
Look out for our BIG Difference posters on your local bus, at your local bus stop and on your local high street!

Visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/BIGDifference today and find out how you can do your part to help improve your Lambeth! The website holds lots of useful information, tips and a directory of groups or organisations providing information about how you can help to keep yourself, your possessions, home and local community free from crime and anti social behaviour.