The Safer Stockport Partnership (SSP), which includes Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, launches a three month long campaign aimed at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour across Stockport.

Working in partnership with Stockport County Community Foundation we are aiming to carry out 12 weeks of football sessions in areas suffering from anti-social behaviour.

The sessions will give young people aged 10 – 16 years living in the Stockport area the opportunity ‘to play football 3 evenings a week from July until the middle of September.

The Projects aims:

  • To help reduce anti-social behaviour
  • To engage with the local community
  • To help increase physical activities amongst young people aged 10-16 years old in the local community

Councillor Sheila Bailey said “by working in partnership with Stockport Community Foundation we can provide the young people of Stockport with sporting activities to keep healthy and active over the school holidays and prevent them from being involved in crime”.

Matthew Bailey, Assistant Community Foundation Manager from Stockport County Community Foundation said “This project is a great opportunity to engaging with young people, helping them increase physical activity, learn new or advance football skills & help them from being involved in anti-social behaviour over the summer period”.

For more information you can contact the Community Safety Unit on 0161 474 3143 or follow us on twitter @safer Stockport

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