StreetSafe is a pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell the police about public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused.

Please note: ‘StreetSafe’ is not for reporting crime or incidents.

If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces online) you can call us on 101 or find out what online reporting services are available.

If you’re unsure whether something is a crime or not, read our advice.

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Yelvertoft Pumpkin Festive all set for Halloween

Following the success of the 2020 Yelvertoft pumpkin festival which saw 40 displays entered around the village, Yelvertoft Pre-School Committee are organising a repeat event on Sunday 31st October, Halloween.

Parent-led committee members of the Yelvertoft pre school are calling for entries for the 2nd annual pumpkin festival. Organiser and father of three, Jason Adams, is hoping to see imaginative pumpkin displays created throughout the village, leading up to Sunday 31st October, Halloween.

Jason commented that ‘Last year over £600 was raised for the children at Yelvertoft Pre-School’. ‘This year we would like to try and aim for a similar figure so that we are able to purchase a waterproof awning for the children to be able to continue to play outside, even if the weather is slightly inclement’. ‘We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful rural location for pre-school, with a dedicated staff team, and so it’s important to us as parents and volunteers of the setting to be able to create an environment that enhances the outdoor space and encourages open-ended play through the Curiosity Approach we have adopted’.

The committee are grateful to B & A Dairies for their continued sponsorship towards the event. Ian Grimsley of B & A Dairies said ‘We are hugely supportive of the 2021 Yelvertoft pumpkin festival’. ‘The village of Yelvertoft has shown tremendous support towards the company and myself personally’. ‘I have been delivering milk and goods to the community and surrounding villages for the past 25 years’.  Last year’s event was an incredible event although I did get a shock when I drove round doing my milk round at 5am early one morning seeing all the spooky displays!!’.

The preschool committee wish to inspire everyone of all ages, to enter the competition and raise funds to provide the children with resources for our countryside setting.

Pumpkin displays of any shape or size, should be entered into the competition by midnight on Tuesday 26th October by visiting:

On Sunday 31st October between 10 and 3pm, anyone wishing to explore the village displays can pick up a map outside of Elkins Close and cast their vote on who should be crowned the winning display.

For more information on the event, visit Yelvertoft Pumpkin festival 2021 event page:


Yelvertoft pre school is a small, curiosity approach inspired preschool, based in a rural setting on the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire borders. Registered charity number: 1024632

For more information on Yelvertoft preschool please email:




Parish Councillor Vacancy

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Would you be interested in applying for a very rewarding position whereby you can really help and make a difference to the community?

Do you live in Yelvertoft?  You could have your say in:

  • Future planning & developments
  • Condition of the highways and pavements
  • Grass cutting and planting
  • What the tax payers money is spent on
  • The way the village looks
  • Plus lots more!

If this interests you then why not become a Parish Councillor.  We meet 10 times a year in the Reading Room on Monday evenings.  We currently have one vacancy and are looking to co-opt.

Interested?  Then please do contact Samantha Haywood, the Clerk, on 07305 801095 or email for further information and an application form, or click here Co Option Policy Oct 2018

Protect our Hedgerows

From CPRE:

Hedgerows are the unsung heroes of our countryside. They have been a defining feature for over a thousand years, bringing landscapes to life with character and beauty.

They connect habitats and provide pathways, shelter and sustenance for wildlife, while protecting the soil, cleaning the air and absorbing carbon emissions. They are nature’s key workers.  

But around half our hedgerows have been lost since the end of the Second World War. This has left us vulnerable to the threats of climate breakdown, while intensifying nature’s decline.

That’s why we’re calling on the government to commit to planting thousands of miles of hedges all across the country. 

Planting must start now, so will you join the call and demand that government takes action? 

Sign the petition

Our countryside is struggling to cope with climate breakdown and nature’s decline.

Frequent and fierce floods threaten people’s homes, businesses and lives. Unpredictable weather  makes it harder for farmers to grow our food.

And some of our most cherished wildlife like hedgehogs, bumblebees and butterflies have plummeted in numbers over the past half century.

Nature holds the key to help solve these crises and the humble hedgerow is a unique solution. 

The government’s own climate change advisors have said we need 40% more hedges by 2050. Can you add your name to make the government set this target? 

Yes, I will

To have any chance of stopping climate change and reversing the loss of nature, we need to act fast. Every day, month, year lost to inaction will lead to further harm to our countryside and the natural world.

But, if enough of us join together, the government will have to listen.

Until next time,


CPRE The countryside charity 

PS: If you want to find out more about the campaign, check it out here.