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Chevening Parish Council

Small towns and villages - deterring crime defeating terrorism

18th June 2021

Message from SDC

Dear All

We have been contacted by the Counter Terrorism Policing South East and Regional Organised Crime Unit who have confirmed that they will be undertaking a pilot communications campaign 'Small Towns and Villages - Deterring Crime, Defeating Terrorism' in the Sevenoaks District, which will go live towards the end of June and run across July.

Residents and businesses in the Sevenoaks district will receive a booklet and set of Z-cards providing advice on household and business security, as well as how to reduce the risk of terrorism. These will be delivered by Royal Mail. In the same mailshot they will also receive a letter outlining the rationale for the campaign - that residents in small towns and villages are less likely to think terrorism is something that can happen to them - and stressing that the town has not been selected for any particular risk. i.e.: It is a pilot to test responses to the campaign ahead of a potential national roll out.

Attached is the suite of posters that have also now been agreed (landscape and portrait for each of the four towns in England and Wales). These will be used in a local newspaper ad and locally in digital display.

This pilot is part of a national campaign and being led by the Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (South East), who can be contacted at nctphq.comms@met.police.uk if you require any further information. Please note that it is not a District Council or Community Safety Partnership initiative.


Chevening Parish Council exists to provide local services to Chipstead, Chevening, Bessels Green and other rural areas within the parish.

Clerk to Chevening Parish Council
Judith Hayton

16 Beaconfields, Sevenoaks
Kent, TN13 2NH

Telephone: 07981 759255