Safety under the spotlight during presentation from police

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SAFETY precautions for you and your home were suggested by the guest speaker at a recent meeting of LEENSIDE (HUCKNALL) WOMEN’S INSTITUTE (WI).

Jayne Walters, of Nottinghamshire police, joined members for an evening of safety and self-preservation.

“Jayne talked in a light-hearted way about many things women can do to stay safe and secure,” explained club president, Alison Inglis. “These included removing grab handles from near your front door, if you don’t need them, as they suggest to a passer-by that someone lives there who is vulnerable.

“Jayne also recommended only having your car window open about two inches to avoid bag snatchers.

“We were very grateful for her comments, many of which had not occurred to members before.”

The Samaritans’ Purse was launched as the winter project by the Notts Federation of WI. This charity sends giftboxes to children in the third world and eastern European countries during the festive season.

Alison added: “We will be offering our support by knitting hats, gloves and scarves for children of all ages to be included in the boxes.”

During the meeting, members were also reminded of the meeting of the Beauvale Group of WIs, which consists of branches from Watnall, Kimberley, Nuthall, Eastwood and Hucknall, and will be held at Greasley Church Hall on Thursday October 18.

An Olympic quiz brought the meeting to a close and this was won by Muriel Lippiatt, who took home a chocolate gold medal.

New members and guests are always welcome at Leenside WI who mmet at the Central Methodist Church, Hucknall.