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Safer 6 campaign events in Oldbury

Published 29th September 2017

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People have the chance to get safety and security advice when Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign comes to Oldbury Civic Square on Tuesday 3 October.

At the event, residents will be able to talk to police, housing and trading standards officers as well as volunteers from Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel, and get information on anything from weight watching to libraries.

They will also be able to get advice on anti-social behaviour and hate crime, drug education and much more. Connexions and the Youth Bus will be attending. The cannabis awareness trailer and fire service's 3D driver awareness kit will also be there.

The event is part of Sandwell's annual autumn Safer 6 campaign, which runs until 5 November. The campaign sees partner organisations targeting their efforts and providing extra reassurance as the nights draw in.

Oldbury town lead Councillor Suzanne Hartwell said: “We hope to see a big turnout for this launch event in Oldbury because we are anxious to reach local people to offer our advice and to provide information on local services.

“I am very pleased that so many of our partners have agreed to attend to provide more information on what they can offer in our bid to improve safety, security and health for local people.”

Tuesday's event in Oldbury Civic Square runs between 2pm and 4pm and kicks off a range of activities during the week, including surgeries at Rounds Green Library for housing on Wednesday 4 October from 9am-12 noon and for police matters on Friday 6 October from 11am-12noon.

Young people will be able to get on board the Youth Bus on Monday 2 October at Langley Youth Club in High Street, Langley, between 6pm and 9pm and on Friday 6 October at Brook Road from 4pm to 6pm, giving young people a chance to engage with officers about local services.

There will also be an opportunity for young people to chat about issues with 'open access' sessions outside Rounds Green Library on Tuesday 3 October from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm, and at Langley Youth Club on Thursday 5 October from 6pm to 9pm.

Each of Sandwell's six towns has a focus week during the six-week Safer 6 campaign. Keep up-to-date on activities in your town at our Safer 6 webpage and follow the campaign on Twitter using the #Safer6 hashtag.