Holiday parks asked to help halt domestic violence

09:21 18 May 2013

The distinctive J9 logo offers victims of domestic abuse a lifeline.

The distinctive J9 logo offers victims of domestic abuse a lifeline.

Archant

The J9 campaign is rolled out to caravan sites and holiday parks in the Ilfracombe and Woolacombe area.

THE J9 initiative to help prevent domestic abuse is being extended to holiday parks in the Ilfracombe and Woolacombe areas.

At a launch last Wednesday, park owners were invited to sign up to the scheme, which asks premises to display the distinctive J9 logo, letting victims of domestic abuse know they can drop in unannounced to make a telephone call or seek support.

The campaign has already taken hold in other communities, including Braunton, South Molton and Torrington.

It was launched in memory of Janine ‘J9’ Mundy from Cornwall, a mother of two young boys who was murdered by her husband in 2003.

Police have said that last year a large number of domestic incidents related to caravan or holiday parks across the Ilfracombe and Woolacombe areas.

“The idea is that victims of domestic abuse, even while on holiday, will recognise the symbol and be able to access the services and support they require,” said PCSO Vicki Randall, who together with PCSO Ade Drury is co-ordinating the holiday park launch.

“We can provide access to services and support for potential victims who are not familiar with the area and ultimately prevent any serious incidents occurring on our parks during the coming seasons.”

The idea of J9 is to make it a ‘lifeline’ for victims in everyday places away from the control of an abusive partner, giving them an opportunity to talk, use the telephone or even just enjoy a respite.

Any holiday park or accommodation owners that want to find out more about J9 can call 101 and ask to speak to their local police community support officer.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Justin Wallace, former Bideford Round Table chairman; Dr Robin Buckland, North Devon Children’s Holiday Foundation; and Alex Dziurzynski, Bideford Round Table events coordinator.

The Bideford Round Table has raised nearly £3,000 to provide holidays of a lifetime for children with serious illnesses and disabilities.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:58
David Cameron visiting Barnstaple this morning. Picture © Guy Harrop

Catch up with the latest General Election goings on and ministerial visits in pictures

Read more
Yesterday, 10:03
The new Ilfracombe launch and recovery vehicle being put through its paces on Instow beach.

£1million launch and recovery vehicle begins training exercises in North Devon

Read more
Yesterday, 09:37

Tractor severely damaged after accidentally catching fire near Lynton yesterday (Thursday).

Read more
Yesterday, 09:08
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:05

The 34-year-old will appear at Exeter Crown Court for sentencing on 30 charges of fraud next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00
What are you doing to celebrate VE Day in North Devon?

Are you doing anything to celebrate 70 years since World War two formally ended? Tell us about your VE Day celebrations.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Frankie Moore serves his gran (lt) and Mike and Mel Braddick some salad at the Westward Ho! Big Lunch last year.

Tickets to the free community Big Lunch are expected to be in high demand, according to organisers.

Read more
Thu, 12:10

Latest crime figures show a 5.2 per cent drop in crime across Devon and Cornwall against last year.

Read more
Thu, 11:17
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder