New improved website to make Derbyshire safer

County Hall, Matlock.
County Hall, Matlock.

Residents will find it easier to get tips on how to keep themselves and their property safe, find community safety information and support services when they need them and sign up for the latest news alerts on a new-look website going live this month.

Derbyshire County Council launched its ‘Safer Derbyshire’ website eight years ago to give residents information and advice to help them reduce crime and risks to safety.

The site, which gets around 1,000 visitors a month, has now been redesigned to make it easier for users to find their way around and includes more news and information. Improvements include:

* Improved design to make finding information quicker and easier with clearer links to relevant websites.

* Advice, information and links to other relevant sites on a wide range of issues including alcohol and drug harm, domestic abuse and anti-social behaviour.

* News about what the county council, police and partner organisations are doing to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and make Derbyshire a safer place to live.

* Advice about how to report anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and other crimes and support and advice for witnesses and victims of crime.

* General information to help residents keep themselves and their property safe at home and while out and about.

* Resource packs and lesson plans for teachers as well as training information and guidance for professionals working in related areas.

* Up-to-date figures and research about what’s happening in Derbyshire.

* Regular bulletins and email alerts for the latest community safety news Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for public health, Cllr Carol Hart said: “Although Derbyshire continues to be one of the safest counties in the East Midlands it’s still vital we have relevant information readily available where and when people want it to help improve safety and reduce crime yet further.

“The Safer Derbyshire website has proved an extremely popular source of information since we launched it in 2004 and we hope its improved design and content is a hit with users.”

Most popular sections of the site are currently about anti-social behaviour and general ‘staying safe’ information.

The new Safer Derbyshire website will go live on Wednesday, March 14 at