The Safer Stockport Partnership (SSP) has launched its 2016 Christmas Safety campaign in a bid to keep residents of Stockport safe over the festive period.

The SSP, which includes Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, is looking to raise awareness among residents to ensure they have a safe Christmas whilst out and about and in their homes.

This year’s campaign will cover a number of themes, which are:

  • Raising awareness of drugs & alcohol
  • Raising awareness of domestic abuse
  • Top tips to avoid being a victim of vehicle crime
  • Reducing being a victim of burglary

The messages will be communicated through car parks, buses and local radio throughout November and December. Information will also be available via the SSP website and social media.

Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration, said: “We strive to make Stockport a safer place for residents and visitors to enjoy over the festive period. The overall aim of the campaign is to inform residents to help them stay safe over the festive period and avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

Chief Inspector Leon Jacobs, of GMP, said: “Working together in Partnership the Christmas safety campaign will provide residents of Stockport a number of ways they can protect themselves and their property over the festive period. All too often, what should be a time of happiness is ruined when people become the victims of unscrupulous individuals. Sometimes, a little advice can go a long way to preventing this from happening.”

For more information about the campaign visit the Campaign page, call us on 0161 474 3143 or follow us on Twitter @saferstockport