Category: Community Safety

  • Helping to keep you safe

    Living in a safe district is a key priority for our residents. Sevenoaks District Council works closely with various partners including the Police, Housing Associations and Social Services to tackle crime and help prevent anti social behaviour. Together, with our partners, we review our Community Safety Action Plan annually to target crime trends and address…

  • Internet Safety – every parents worry

    As a parent myself I am extremely worried about internet safety – there are so many online dangers: from stumbling across inappropriate materials, to online grooming, sexting and cyber bullying. When I talk to other parents and carers it is clear that most share these concerns – but unlike other dangers such as stranger danger…

  • Speedwatch volunteers – helping to keep you safe

    More speed means more severity The greater the impact speed, the greater the force added into any crash. This force can translate into damage to people. More speed means more severity of crash. Hit by a car at 20 mph, 1 out of 40 pedestrians will be killed, 97% will survive Hit by a car…

  • Stamping out slavery in the District

    As Cabinet member for Housing and Community Safety I am working with the SDC Community Safety Unit to support the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP to stamp out slavery. We don’t expect to have a lot of modern day slavery in the District but will have some sex and agricultural slavery. We are working with…

  • Community Safety Action Plan

    Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) has adopted the new Community Safety Action Plan – a plan where SDC and our partners work together to concentrate on the priorities that matter to you. When we consulted with residents the following eight priorities were identified and it will be these priorities that we will be focussing on during…

  • P&CC seeks our views on the Kent Police Service

    A new survey has been launched by the Commissioner’s Office and the University of Kent. (Take part here and have your say: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Kent_police_survey). The survey aims to explore what Kent residents expect from their police service.

  • New Youth Commissioner appointed

    Kerry Boyd, from Margate, has been appointed as the new Youth Commissioner. Kerry, aged 19, will start part-time as of the 5th March 2014, taking up the role full-time as of the beginning of April.

  • Hurried Steps play comes to Sevenoaks

    Local company New Shoes Theatre is bringing its moving production of Hurried Steps, a play about domestic violence, to the Stag in Sevenoaks in the run up to International Women’s Day.

  • Safer Internet day: Let's create a better internet together

    Today is Safer Internet Day and Sevenoaks District Council is marking this day by launching an e-safety section of our website which you can visit by clicking: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/esafety. The new section of our website is broken into sections for parents and carers, primary school children, young people at secondary school and adults. Each section signposts…

  • Internet giants to block online child pornography

    Google has agreed to introduce changes which will prevent depraved images and videos from appearing for more than 100,000 different searches which should be followed by Microsoft, which operates search engines Bing and powers Yahoo. Google and Microsoft between them cover 95% of the search engine market – so this is a fantastic victory for…