NCT Poppy Bus

Nottingham City Transport has launched its ‘Poppy Bus’ to commemorate Remembrance Day and for  the WWI Centenary year it will also feature a very tribute to its employees.

“On the back of our Poppy Bus we’ve listed the names of all 224 NCT employees who lost their lives during World War One,” NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith explains “Over the years Nottingham City Transport has had hundreds of employees who have served personally or have had family members in the armed forces, and so it felt hugely important for us to pay our respects to them.”

NCT created the Poppy Bus last year to launch 2013’s Poppy Appeal for both Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City. Like last year, this stunning double-decker will travel in and around the city, operating on routes across the NCT network until the end of November. Featuring 100 poppies as part of its livery (to mark 100 years since WWI), its aim is to act as a moving reminder of all those who served, or are still in the Armed Forces and encourage people to donate to this year’s Poppy Appeal.

NCT Poppy Bus

224 names on the rear of the bus represent former employees who lost their lives during WWI. The Nottingham City Transport War Memorial can be found in the Galleries of Justice Museum.

The Company will also be donating £2,500 to the Royal British Legion.

Plus free travel will be offered to all members of the Armed Forces and Veterans on Remembrance Sunday, and drivers and staff will observe the 2 minutes silence at 11am.

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Halloween- No Callers Please

The clocks have gone back and the nights grow dark quickly, this time of year can leave some feeling very vunarable so Notts police have created a handy poster for those that do not wish to recieve “trick or treaters”.

For some it can be a fun time with small groups of children calling round in fancy costume but for other it can be quite a scary time especially as it gets later on in the evening – so those that can print out the poster are asked to stick on your door  to prevent unwanted callers for the whole of the night are from a set time of the evening.

 

Sorry No trick or treat poster

 

Have a very happy Halloween from all at LS Locksmiths.

 

 

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Recent Server Down Time

Our webhost server/s became unreliable giving us long periods of downtime which we would like to apologies for.

Our hosts have now switched servers and since the changes we’ve had a 100% uptime – in the past our hosts have been reliable but as you’ll be aware as a 24hr emergency service we need to be online for our customers 100% so we will using a cload service that maintains a copy of our most popular website pages chached in the cloud that will always be available. This will give us a 100% uptime of our most importance web pages so in the event of a emergency and you require our services you will be able to view our contact details.

As well as a always online web pages this cached version will increase our already fast site load speed and we have also added SSL to increase site security for our customers.

These changes are taking place as I write so will fully functional within 24hrs.

 

Update on website changes

 

I did promises new changes to the site with added information but with the server issue they were put on the back burner, once the site has migrated to the cload caching service I will begin work on the updates.

 

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National Home Security Month

As days grow shorter and in readiness of the clocks going back October has statistically seen a increase in burglaries and property related thefts so its of the upmost to join in with National Home Security Month.

1/2 of the battle is knowing what criminals look out for to take advantage of. It can be as simple as an opportunist seeing a window that’s been left ajar, or valuables being left out in sight.

 

Preventing Crime - Home Security

Most burglaries are attempted under the cover of darkness, so it’s of the upmost importance that you don’t make yourself vulnerable – burglars look for the easy targets.

So what can you do to prevent your property from burglars?

It really is as simple as locking your doors and windows at all times, no matter how quiet your area/street/road is.

Alarms are the main deterrent for preventing burglaries, and the stats back it up. Almost 85% of burglars will avoid homes with alarms fitted.

Even having a dummy alarm in a visible place could prevent your home from being the target of burglars.

 

For more avice or to talk to a professional locksmith about upgrading your security needs call 0115 9870084 

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