27.04.22 – National Stalking Awareness Week, Girls Training at Newcastle Town, Staffordshire Day Libraries
Written by Hitmix Local News on 26 April 2022
Staffordshire Police is supporting National Stalking Awareness Week, where police forces, agencies and charities come together to raise awareness of stalking.
The heightened activity this week coincides with the re-launch of the force’s ‘Let’s Talk Stalking’ campaign, which aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of stalking.
Victims don’t always realise or recognise the offender’s behaviour towards them amounts to stalking so for this reason, it’s believed many offences go unreported as victims don’t understand what stalking is or realise how serious it can become.
The campaign focuses on educating the public on FOUR key behaviours:
- Fixated – being followed on your daily routine, spied on, or being watched by someone loitering around your work or home
- Obsessed – being monitored on or offline, cyberstalking, the ordering and cancelling of items on your behalf
- Unwanted – gifts being sent or left for you; unwanted messages, letters or phone calls; even damage or graffiti being caused to your property
- Repeated – this can be any nuisance or threatening behaviour, being approached, accosted repeatedly.
For more information and advice please visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/letstalkstalking
In the last 12 months, 76% of victims of stalking in Staffordshire were female and 89% of incidents were classed as domestic, which means they involved partners, ex partners or family members.
Anyone with concerns about stalking should contact the Staffordshire police. You can private message them on Facebook or Twitter, call 101 or report via the website. You should always call 999 in an emergency.”
One of our local football teams, Newcastle Town FC hold a training session every Saturday at Roe Lane for girls aged 7 to 13. The sessions which are held from 10 til 11 are aimed at girls looking to get into football or those who are looking to get to the next level of their game. For more details go to the Newcastle Town website
Staffordshire Day is taking place this Sunday 1 May, and is a day when the county comes together to share its pride and celebrate all that’s great about Staffordshire. This year’s theme is the great outdoors – and we are certainly well blessed with regards to amazing outdoor spaces all across our county.
Staffordshire libraries are getting involved and people are invited to join their local library to find out about the great places to explore in the county as part of the Staffordshire Day celebrations.
The county’s 43 libraries are standing by with a treasure chest of resources, books, guides and displays to help highlight the best outdoor places to visit.
Local history books, maps for walking and discovering the countryside along with walking guides and other books about Staffordshire – from history, folklore and
ghosts to true crime are being made available.
Many libraries will also be running their own activities and have displays in the run up to the celebration with information on local beauty spots and places of interest.
And don’t forget that the Knife Angle is departing the City today to start it’s journey to Northampton. There will be a departure event by the Angel this afternoon at 5.15