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Stay safe this summer

​​​​​​​As well as having the best ​summer yet, we​ want you to have a safe summer.

Here are some top ​​tips:

Synchronise watches – don’t forget to let your parents know where you’ll be and what time you’ll be back, that way they won’t stress and worry!

Take the plunge - head to your local pool, don’t risk your life swimming in rivers, lakes or reservoirs.

The hills – don’t let your day in the country turn fiery. Make sure matches and cigarettes are out before you bin them and never throw into long grass. Country fires spread fast and kill thousands of animals, plants, birds and insects.

Wasted – Don’t spend your summer 'wasted'. Avoid hangovers by getting together with your mates or make new ones down at your local youth club.

Parklife – It’s better when you and your mates have got something to do. Check out what’s happening at your local park

Top gear – It’s illegal to ride mini motorbikes or quads on public roads or land. Illegal off-road bikers face having their bikes seized, or even crushed. Join a legitimate club.

Keep your stuff safe – When out and about this summer using public transport or attending events, don’t leave your bags unattended and keep your purses, wallets, phones and mp3 players out of sight.

Stuck on you – Sticking with your mates this summer will not only be more fun but it’s safer than travelling or wandering around the borough on your own. Keep to well lit areas after nightfall and rather than hanging out on the street, go to your local youth club.

Respect – It’s not just your summer holidays, other people may be off enjoying activities and events or chilling in parks at the same time as you. Respect others around you - let’s all have a peaceful and happy summer.

Safe4summe​r

We've joined forces with the police, fir​e service and other councils in the region for a campaign aimed at keeping all safe over summer.​​