In the wake of the India Chipchase tragedy at Northampton earlier this year where she was abducted and murdered following a night out; Corby Pubwatch has produced a leaflet giving advice on how to have a “Safe Night Out” which will be available in their members venues, handed out by Street Pastors & Door Supervisors.
The leaflet is sending out a positive message, which covers ways in which you can stay safe and not become vulnerable or a victim. Advice is given on Pre-Loading, the use of mobiles to show your location, planning your night out and how you will get home, staying in a group, keeping hydrated, information about Street Pastors and useful contact telephone numbers.
Along with this the watch is also using “#drinksafestaysafe” hashtag and handing out wristbands. Staff at venues will also be wearing badges with the hashtag link.
This initiative has been sponsored by venues and some funding and assistance through the Corby Borough Council Community Safety Partnership.