Breaking Canterbury KENT

Around 30,000 students have been arriving to take up courses in the city’s two universities and officers are working with partner agencies to make them aware of issues of safety and security.

around 30000 students have been arriving to take up courses in the city two universities and officers are working with partner agencies to make them aware of issues of safety and security
around 30000 students have been arriving to take up courses in the city two universities and officers are working with partner agencies to make them aware of issues of safety and security

 

Kent Police is urging students arriving in Canterbury to enjoy studying in the city responsibly as they embark on university life.

 

Around 30,000 students have been arriving to take up courses in the city’s two universities and officers are working with partner agencies to make them aware of issues of safety and security.

 

Canterbury’s Community Policing Team will be among a number of organisations at a pop-up hub in the city centre on the evening of Friday 25 September 2020.

 

Officers and partners from Canterbury City Council will also be carrying out patrols aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and ensuring current government rules on social distancing are respected.

 

Inspector Guy Thompson, of Canterbury Community Safety Unit, said: ‘I would like to welcome new students to Canterbury and I am sure they will enjoy their time being part of the city community.

 

‘We are working closely with both universities based in Canterbury to ensure students have a successful and safe university experience.’

 

Police advice for students:

  • Look after yourself and your friends. Remember, there is always help and support available if you need it.
  • Be responsible for your actions and always consider those around you, both on and off campus.
  • Take steps to keep your room and your belongings secure.
  • Make sure you follow Government rules to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.