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Advice from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Print
Friday, 19 December 2014 09:02

Do……

  • Check your Christmas lights carry the British Standard sign and replace any bulbs that blow.
  • Make sure that any visitors and additional family members know how to escape in an emergency.
  • Always switch Christmas lights off and unplug them before leaving the house or going to bed.
  • Test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week. Never remove them.
  • Keep candles away from children. Make sure that they are extinguished properly when you leave the room.
  • Take time to check on elderly relatives and neighbours at times of celebration as they are at greater risk.

 

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Fire Safety Advice Print
Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:21

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service  have issued a very useful booklet called, Stay Safe This Winter. For example, did you know that 5,000 fires a year are caused by faulty electric blankets and in the UK on average, 12,000 chimney fires occur every year?

Click this link to find out more.

Stay Safe This Winter

There is also another booklet giving advice Fire Safety in the Home.

Click this link to find out more.

Fire Safety Booklet

 

We have also added this document to the list of helpful guidance in the Safety and Security section of this website where you will find information on:

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Thieves targeting insecure homes Print
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:54

Wrexham residents are being urged not to make it easy for burglars by leaving windows and doors unlocked.

In recent weeks there has been an increase in household burglaries in Wrexham as thieves manage to get into properties through unlocked front doors, side doors, patio doors and ground floor windows.

They have made off with TV’s, purses, handbags, computers, games, car keys and vehicles.

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Local Focus: Bob Park - A man of many parts Print
Sunday, 14 December 2014 13:49

People will have seen recently the appearance of Jock’s Cheese & Chutney beside Londis on Fridays. This is the latest venture of Bob Park who's life has been the subject of a book, a play and who has made a significant positive impact on thousands of lives in Romania.

Bob Park was brought up in Glasgow, one of a family of seven. He left school aged fourteen and served a five year apprenticeship as a Painter and Decorator before joining the Scots Guards on duty at Buckingham Palace. On leaving the Scots Guards he was a Prison Officer at Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow then a Police Officer.

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The Holt Endowed School Foundation Print
Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:15

Information on the Holt Endowed School Foundation has now been added to the Organisation section of the website.

To read about the Trust click this link.

 
Emergency Contact Disc Print
Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:17

North Wales Police is promoting an Emergency Contact Disc for motorists to place on their windscreens.

The Emergency Contact Disc contains next of kin contact details and medical alert information for the driver. In the event of a medical emergency or road traffic collision that renders the occupants unable to communicate, a first responder will be able to obtain vital information that is not otherwise accessible at the scene.

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"Shooting Star" Charity Evening Print
Saturday, 13 December 2014 17:25

A special charity evening has been organised for Saturday, 17th January in the Kenyon Hall in aid of the "Shooting Star" Unit at Wrexham Maelor hospital.

The charity's objective is for the relief of sickness by the provision and equipping of an integrated specialist cancer treatment facility, including a specific area dedicated to services for women, at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

This event in Holt will feature live music by Three Mile Smile with DJ Mike 'The Tent'. There will be a licensed bar and local businesses have made generous donations to  the raffle.

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Mindless vandalism Print
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:50

A Holt resident is appealing for information regarding vandalism to their cars on the night of Sunday 7th / Monday 8th December.

One car was on the owner's driveway off Fairview and a second car was parked on the road. The first car had the rear lights smashed and other car had the rear right side wing of the car dented.

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