Safer 6 in your town

Safer 6 banner

Our annual autumn six-week Safer 6 campaign runs across our six towns.

Organisations target their efforts and provide extra reassurance as the nights draw in – 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 and Safer 6 star yellowcleaner.

We're already planning this year's campaign, the 10th annual Safer 6!

The campaign will run for six weeks starting on Saturday 7 September 2019 with a fun-packed open day with information, advice and entertainment at Haden Cross Community Fire Station, Cradley Heath, from 10am to 4pm.

Each town has a focus week with activities and events:

  • Week 1: 9 to 15 September 2019 – Rowley Regis 
  • Week 2: 16 to 22 September 2019 – Tipton 
  • Week 3: 23 to 29 September 2019 – Smethwick
  • Week 4: 30 September to 6 October 2019 – Wednesbury 
  • Week 5: 7 to 13 October 2019 – Oldbury
  • Week 6: 14 to 20 October 2019 – West Bromwich 

We'll have more information about this year's campaign on this webpage soon.

You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the #Safer6 hashtag.

For more info, email the Safer 6 team at safer_6@sandwell.gov.uk

Safer 6 2018 campaign

Sandwell Council led the 2018 campaign with support from Sandwell Police, West Midlands Fire Service, schools, councillors and a range of partner organisations and community/voluntary groups including Litterwatch, Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel and Agewell.

Our 2018 campaign focused on:

  • Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Supporting young people
  • Tackling environmental issues
  • Working with partner organisations and local people

Each town had a focus week with activities and events:

Useful information

Get advice on reporting anti-social behaviour, including environmental problems, nuisance neighbours, off road motorbike nuisance, modern slavery and hate crime.

We also have lots of health advice, including advice and support about drug and alcohol misuse.

Find out more about online abuse and harassment.