Safety Off-Campus

 

If you want to get home from a night out on campus or even working late, you can catch the Safety Bus home for just 1£ - latest info and timetables can be found here

If you're in town, it may be a good idea to get a taxi home. Make sure you've got some local taxi numbers saved in your phone before going out. There are taxi ranks in town too - try the High Street.

It could be handy to download the Companion App - this allows friends to 'virtually' walk you home.

WHAT ABOUT THE STREET LIGHTS - ARE THEY GOING TO BE TURNED BACK ON BETWEEN 1AM AND 5AM?

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  • This is something we are constantly raising with the local council. We are regularly attending meetings with local councillors and any updates on the situation will be passed on.
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  • The latest information on it can be found here.

STUDENT BURGLARIES

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  • There’s been an increase in student burglaries off campus in the last few weeks. Here are some obvious but simple ways to keep your stuff:
  • If you’ve got any questions or worries, drop the SU Street Rep team an email at ssrc@essex.ac.uk.
  • 1.If your locks aren’t working, or your door doesn’t close properly, let the landlord know so they can fix it.
  • 2.Register your valuables with Immobilise https://www.immobilise.com/ – it’ll mean that if the police find your stuff they can tell it’s yours
  • 3.Keep a light on if you can
  • 4.Make sure you’re locking your doors and windows on the way out
  • 5.Try to hide your valuables from the windows

Crime Reporting