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Knife amnesty bin

The Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership will be taking the knife amnesty bin to various locations in the district over the next couple of months:

  • 4 February
    • 11am to 12pm – Great Chesterford Village Hall
    • 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Hadstock Church par park
    • 2pm to 3pm – Ashdon Village Hall
  • 20 February
    • 10am to 12pm – Saffron Walden Market Square
  • 3 March
    • 11am to 12pm – Berden Village Hall
    • 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Maunden Village Community Centre
    • 2pm to 3pm – Farnham Church car park
  • 30 March
    • 11am to 12pm – Stebbing Church car park
    • 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Felsted Memorial Hall
    • 2pm to 3pm – Flitch Green/Little Dunmow Community Centre car park

All bladed items that people do not want or should not have can be disposed of safely. Anyone who wants to surrender a knife should make sure it is fully wrapped up and placed in a secure container before bringing it to the amnesty bin.

The initiative is part of Operation Sceptre, a national campaign to tackle knife crime. It is also being used as an opportunity to raise awareness of new legislation which makes it illegal to possess certain weapons in private places like homes – this includes items such as knuckledusters, flick knives and telescopic truncheons.

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