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M1 southbound between J25 and J24A | Southbound | Road Works
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
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Personal Safety

Brackmills Industrial Estate is a large estate home to over 150 businesses and 11,000 employees. With more people walking and cycling around the estate please find below some information about keeping yourself and your personal property safe.

For more information visit Northamptonshire Police’s Crime Prevention pages at www.northants.police.uk. If you have any questions about safety, please call us on 101 and ask to speak to your local crime prevention officer. If you have any information about crime or criminals, call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Safe Walking

  • Use well lit streets, walk in the middle of the footway, and walk on the outer curve of a bend for early views around the corner.
  • Walk towards oncoming traffic for safety and so that a car driver can’t easily pull up behind you
  • Walk with a sense of purpose and look up
  • Don’t take short cuts down alleyways, quiet back streets or across waste ground
  • Don’t listen to music on earphones and try not to use your phone as these things will distract your attention from what’s going on around you.
  • If you have to use your phone stand with your back against a wall or shop window or doorway so you can see all around you while you’re talking or messaging
  • If you can see potential trouble ahead cross over the street where it is safe to do so
  • If you think you’re being followed cross the street where it is safe to do so and if you still think you’re being followed walk to a busy area, enter a restaurant or even knock on someone’s door. If you’re really worried call 999.
  • Walk with your hands out of pockets.
  • Always ensure you have a fully charged mobile phone with you.
  • If possible, inform others of your planned route.

Safe Driving

  • If your vehicle does not have an alarm then have one fitted. Always insist on a Thatcham approved alarm system
  • Lock the doors and boot before you drive away to reduce the chances of snatch theft and robbery when stopped or in slow moving traffic
  • Although you will be breaking the law if you are using a mobile phone in your hand whilst driving a motor vehicle, you and your passengers who might be using them should be particularly aware of snatch theft and robbery when in crawling traffic or stopped at traffic lights
  • Take extra care if you are driving a convertible vehicle with the roof down. Consider raising the windows when stationary or in slow traffic and keep the doors and boot locked
  • When parking away from home try to park in a place that is well lit and overlooked. When using a public car park try to use one that is supervised and preferably a Park Mark® Safer Parking Facility. These have been vetted by the police and have measures in place to create a safer environment for you and your vehicle. Plan ahead and follow this link to search for a Park Mark® Safer Parking Facility
  • Always close the windows and sunroof and lock the doors and set the immobiliser and alarm before leaving the vehicle, even for a minute, such as when paying for petrol at a service station
  • Don't offer people you've just met a lift home
  • When returning to the vehicle approach it very carefully if there is an indication that the alarm has been activated. If really worried contact the car park attendant, using the Help Point if one is available
  • If your vehicle can be unlocked remotely unlock it just before you approach the car as the internal lights should illuminate upon unlocking. If necessary use your handbag or hand alarm torch to shine into the car to check the front and back seats before you get in
  • Lock the doors as soon as you get in, start the engine and drive away without delay
  • When parking at home use the garage if you have one or park on a well lit driveway or hard standing, rather than in the street. If you live in a block of flats you will have to make use of the parking facilities provided and if these are not secure enough you and your neighbours will need to approach the landlord or managing agent to ask for improvements.

Safe Cycling

  • Please ensure you can be seen – where hi visibility clothing
  • Ensure that you have working front and back lights, and spare batteries
  • Ensure you have an approved lock to ensure you bicycle can be locked securely
  • Use well lit streets, cycle in the middle of the footway, and cycle on the outer curve of a bend for early views around the corner.
  • Cycle with a sense of purpose and look up
  • Don’t take short cuts down alleyways, quiet back streets or across waste ground
  • Don’t listen to music on earphones and try not to use your phone as these things will distract your attention from what’s going on around you.
  • If you have to use your phone stand with your back against a wall or shop window or doorway so you can see all around you while you’re talking or messaging
  • If you can see potential trouble ahead cross over the street where it is safe to do so
  • If you think you’re being followed cross the street where it is safe to do so and if you still think you’re being followed cycle to a busy area, enter a restaurant or even knock on someone’s door. If you’re really worried call 999.
  • Always ensure you have a fully charged mobile phone with you.
  • If possible, inform others of your planned route.

Safety Website Links

http://www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx?id=8596
http://www.montclairsic.org/personalsafety.htm
http://www.suzylamplugh.org/personal-safety-tips/
http://content.met.police.uk/Site/crimepreventionpersonalsafety
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety

Safety Documents

Brackmills Industrial Estate Partners
The BID is working in partnership with the above organisations

Brackmills Industrial Estate Limited
c/o John Lewis Partnership
1 – 2 Mercury Drive
Brackmills Industrial Estate
Northampton
United Kingdom
NN4 7PN

Email: enquiries@brackmillsestate.co.uk


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