Safer 6 is back!
Published on 2nd October 2012
Safer 6 is back – six weeks of intensive action across Sandwell's six towns to help keep the borough safe and clean.
The campaign is running from October 15 until November 25 2012. It follows the success of Safer 6 campaigns in 2010 and 2011.
Joining forces are the council, police, fire service, Sandwell Homes, probation, health and transport services, schools, HM Revenue & Customs, Serco, Tipton Litterwatch, the Safer Travel Partnership and many more.
They will work with the community to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and clean up 'grot spots' and promote crime prevention and community safety.
The campaign also ties in with Alcohol Awareness Week (19 to 25 November) which has the theme "It's time to talk about drinking". The week will include an event on Wednesday 21 November, 9am to 5.30pm, at Queen's Square shopping centre, West Bromwich, to raise awareness of alcohol issues and services.
Organisations work closely together day in, day out throughout the year to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
Councillor Ian Jones, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: "With darker nights and the annual fireworks and bonfire season, these six weeks are a time when we need to put in extra efforts beyond our day-to-day work to keep our streets safe and clean."
Superintendent Bas Javid, of Sandwell Police, said: "The Safer 6 campaign is all about organisations working together to target their efforts and provide additional reassurance at a time of year when crime and anti-social behaviour can often rise.
"It will build on the success of last year's campaign and will also show to everyone how we are all working together to keep our communities safe."
For latest information on the Safer Sandwell Partnership's Safer 6 campaign, visit our Safer 6 webpage and Sandwell Police's website. You can also follow updates on Twitter @sandwellcouncil and @sandwellpolice with the hashtag #Safer6
People can also find information on safety successes over the past year in Sandwell in our Safer Sandwell Annual Review 2012.