Poll cards are now being issued to residents across the District who are registered to vote.
Residents are urged to look out for their poll card in the mail and to ensure any recent changes are updated.
Acting Returning Officer Keith Butler said: “It’s always important to check the details on your poll card and make sure that they are correct. It is very easy to update the information if you need to make any changes - you can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call our team on 01993 861410.
“Anyone not yet registered to vote has until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to sign up at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
“They are also reminded that the deadline for receiving new applications to vote by post at this election is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November.”
Don't Disappear - Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner launch video to raise awareness of relationship abuse
Today the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) launched a video ‘Don’t Disappear’ to raise awareness of relationship abuse. This is following our ‘Know this isn’t Love’ coercive control campaign from earlier in the year. It has been launched under the branding of Victims First. Victims First supports victims and witnesses of crime across the Thames Valley and is managed by the OPCC.
‘Don’t Disappear’ tells the story of Jamie and Emma; from the seemingly loving early stages of their relationship, to the development of coercive and controlling behaviours such as jealousy and possessiveness, control, love bombing and isolation.
While anyone of any age can be a victim of coercive control, we are particularly keen to promote this to younger people who may have less relationship experience and people who are at the beginning of a relationship. The aim of the video is to raise awareness of the red flags – the early signs of coercive control which at the time, may be missed or misinterpreted as acceptable behaviour in a relationship.
We hope the video will help people who may be in controlling relationships to identify with it and potentially seek help.
The video can be found at https://youtu.be/d6rt8w5HBWw .
Anyone who is concerned they may be experiencing this can contact Victims First for support on 0300 1234 148 You can find further information about coercive control at www.victims-first.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns/
News and information from Aston, Cote, Chimney & Shifford Parish Council.