Safer 6 in your town
Our annual autumn six-week Safer 6 campaign runs across our six towns.
Organisations target their efforts and provide extra reassurance during the darker nights, fireworks and bonfire season – a time when crime and anti-social behaviour can often rise.
This builds on their close work together day in, day out throughout the year through the Safer Sandwell Partnership to make Sandwell a safer, cleaner place.
Each town has a focus week during Safer 6. We're now planning our 2018 campaign which will focus on:
- Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
- Supporting young people
- Tackling environmental issues
- Working with partner organisations and local people
Each town will have a focus week:
- Week 1: 1 October: Rowley Regis
- Week 2: 8 October: Tipton
- Week 3: 15 October: Oldbury
- Week 4: 22 October: West Bromwich
- Week 5: 29 October: Wednesbury
- Week 6: 5 November: Smethwick
Don't miss the Safer 6 launch event and fun-packed open day at Haden Cross Fire Station, Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 29 September.
You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the #Safer6 hashtag.
Results from 2017 Safer 6 campaign
You can read the results from our 2017 campaign.
- Week 1: 25 September: Rowley Regis - read Week One results
- Week 2: 2 October: Oldbury - read Week Two results
- Week 3: 9 October: Tipton - read Week Three results
- Week 4: 16 October: West Bromwich - read Week Four results
- Week 5: 23 October: Wednesbury - read Week Five results
- Week 6: 30 October: Smethwick - read Week Six results
You can also read how offenders doing unpaid Community Payback cleared nearly 15 tonnes of waste across Sandwell's six towns during the campaign.
Fire, council, police, health and probation services, councillors and community and voluntary organisations all took part.
They worked with the community to identify issues, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and clean up 'grot spots' – and promote safety, crime prevention and healthy living to people of all ages, with a special focus on engaging with young people.
Report crime to the police by calling the 101 non-emergency police number. Always call 999 in an emergency.
We also have lots of health advice, including advice and support about drug and alcohol misuse.