Sandwell Safer 6 Campaign Launches

Sandwell’s six-week autumn Safer 6 campaign launches today and organisers are holding events across the six towns for people to get information and advice.

The campaign will promote safety, crime prevention and healthy living and give details on how local organisations can help with problems ranging from anti-social behaviour to drug and alcohol misuse.

West Midlands Fire Service is once again leading the campaign, with Sandwell Council, Sandwell Police, health, probation, councillors and community and voluntary organisations all supporting.

The Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Julie Webb will officially launch Safer 6 on Monday (26 September) at Asda in Princes End, Tipton.

Main events in each of the six towns are as follows:

  • Tipton – Monday 26 September, 11am to 1pm, Asda, Wednesbury Oak Road, Princes End
  • Wednesbury – Tuesday 4 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Town Square, Union Street (at the junction with High Bullen)
  • Rowley Regis – Monday 10 October, 11am to 1pm, Tesco, Foxoak Street, Cradley Heath
  • West Bromwich – Monday 17 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm, High Street, main events area outside Poundland
  • Oldbury – Monday 24 October, 12 noon to 2pm, at the front of Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
  • Smethwick – Tuesday 1 November, 12 noon to 2pm, Windmills Shopping Centre, Cape Hill, outside Asda

Volunteers from Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel will be giving advice at all events, apart from the Monday 10 October event. For Rowley Regis week, they will be outside Sainsbury's Blackheath on Friday 14 October from 1pm to 4pm.

A wide range of partner organisations will be carrying out targeted activities in neighbourhoods throughout the campaign, building on their day-to-day work together.

Councillor Preet Gill, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for public health and protection, said: “It’s great to see so many different organisations joining together, giving this extra effort and providing advice, information and reassurance as the nights draw in.

“Each town has a focus week during the campaign – and I encourage people to come along to their local event to find out more to help them stay safe and healthy during the darker nights and throughout the year.

“I want to thank everyone who’s taking part – especially all the volunteers giving up their time to help their local community.”

Find out more information and advice on our Safer 6 webpage or by following the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #Safer6.


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