Sandwell's annual autumn Safer 6 campaign goes online for 2020
The Annual Safer6 campaign this year adapts to extraordinary times by going virtual, Yes folks this year Safer 6 is going online.
This years campaign weeks are as follows
Week 1 (21-27 September 2020): Health and wellbeing
Week 2 (28 September-4 October 2020): Exploitation
Week 3 (5-11 October 2020): Domestic abuse
Week 4 (12-18 October 2020): Hate crime
Week 5 (19-25 October 2020): Modern slavery
Week 6 (26 October-1 November 2020): Crime and anti-social behaviour
As well as online activities, the Safer 6 team will be targeting advice and information to people via posters, leaflets and community networks.
The campaign is led by Sandwell Council for the Safer Sandwell Partnership, which brings together the council, Sandwell Police, West Midlands Fire Service and many other partner organisations.
Follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram using the #Safer6 hashtag and on the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for Safer Sandwell Partnership organisations and services.
More details can be found at www.sandwell.gov.uk/safer6 watch our short video below for more details of how we will be getting involved.
Safer6 2019 Remembered
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 years campaign ran 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.
The 10th annual safer6 campaign then rolled out across the six towns of Sandwell over the following six weeks
Sandwell Crime Prevention Panel attended lots of events during the campaign including hosting a beat the burglar session in Old Warley and a community safety afternoon in West Bromwich.
For more information on this years campaign visit the Sandwell MBC safer6 webpage www.sandwell.gov.uk/safer6
Safer6 grand launch Haden Cross fire station Saturday 7th September
The 2019 Campaign gets off to a great start at Haden Cross
This years campaign started with the Grand Launch at the Haden Cross Fire Station fun day event, Representatives from West Midlands Police, Sandwell MBC and a host of other organisations spent the day at the event.
The crime prevention display vehicle was visited by over 100 people during the day with many of them taking away home safety packs, personal alarms, Shed / Window alarms and faraday pouches which are used to protect remote fobs for cars.
A lovely sunny Saturday for Safer6 in Tipton
The Safer6 roadshow event in Tipton took place on Saturday 21st September it was part of the Canal and Community festival held in the town.
We had plenty of people coming along to see us and take away their free security items.
Week Three sees the roadshow visit Smethwick
Monday the 23rd September and the Safer6 roadshow visited the Windmills shopping centre, plenty of shoppers came over to visit the various organisations taking part and we also had a visit from a local school.
Week Four and the show rolls into Wednesbury
Tuesday 1st October and the Safer6 roadshow visited Wednesbury the roadshow set up stall at the end of Union Street by the market. Plenty of morning shoppers visited the selection of stalls and kept the volunteers of Sandwell panel busy.
Week Five and Oldbury welcomes Safer6
Monday 7th October and the Safer6 roadshow paid a visit to Oldbury with the partner agencies taking up their places in the Civic Square adjacent to the council house.
West Bromwich rounds of week six of the 2019 campaign
Monday 14th October and the final week of Safer6 got underway with the roadshow visiting West Bromwich town centre Volunteers from the crime prevention panel attending the launch event and had a busy morning talking to visitors to the roadshow.
Friday 18th November and the crime prevention panel held a community safety awareness afternoon on the Tantany estate visiting Ruskin Street and Austen Walk.