Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign is back

17 September 2013

Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign is back for 2013 – six weeks of targeted action and community safety work across the borough’s six towns. 

This year's campaign will run from 30 September to 10 November 2013, helping to keep the borough safe and clean as the nights draw in.

Fire, council, police, health and probation services and a host of others, including community and voluntary organisations, are all on board again for the Safer Sandwell Partnership's fourth annual Safer 6 campaign. 

West Midlands Fire Service's Jason Jew, who's chairing this year's campaign, said: 'Organisations work closely together day in, day out throughout the year to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

'Safer 6 is all about us targeting our efforts and providing added reassurance during the darker nights, fireworks and bonfire season - a time when crime and anti-social behaviour can often rise.' 

Councillor Mahboob Hussain, Sandwell Council deputy leader and cabinet member for town and neighbourhood services, said: 'It's great to see this successful campaign back for another year

'It will build on the successes of the previous three years' campaigns and will also show to everyone how we are all working together to keep our communities safe.' 

Sandwell Police's Chief Inspector Harvi Khatkar, said: 'We are delighted to support Safer 6 again this year

'Organisations will work with the community to identify issues, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, clean up 'grot spots' and promote safety and crime prevention to people of all ages.' 

The campaign will also work with young people to help keep them safe, including the council's Youth Bus touring the six towns. Sandwell Drug and Alcohol Partnership (SDAP) will be providing advice and information on drugs and alcohol.

Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel and Litterwatch are among voluntary and community organisations taking part. Details of Safer 6 campaign events will be announced shortly.

People can follow Safer 6 campaign on Twitter using the #Safer6 hashtag or visit the Safer 6 webpage.

Issued on behalf of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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