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

During the first section of the campaign, the SSP will be sending out a strong message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated during the European Championship 2016. This section of the campaign is also being supported by Stockport County FC & Stockport County Community Foundation.

The SSP has created a poster that will be distributed across the borough, raising awareness of the consequences of domestic abuse. The SSP will also be promoting the newly formed Alliance for Positive Relationships (APR), which is a new and innovative service established to support people who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing abuse within their relationships.

The ‘Summer Safety’ campaign, which is running from mid-June through to mid-September, will be a series of initiatives aimed at providing the public with the information they need to protect themselves from criminal and anti-social behaviour during the holiday period whether they are staying at home or going away.

The four keys themes of the initiative are as follows:

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Burglary Reduction “Don’t Get Burnt”
  • Vehicle Crime
  • Reducing Anti-social Behaviour (Safe 4 Summer)

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said: “During large sporting events the number of incidents of domestic abuse may increase. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse and if you or anyone you know is suffering in this way then please come forward and seek help and support. There are many agencies within Stockport that can help and you do not have to suffer alone or in silence.”

Leon Jacobs Chief Inspector, GMP said “The Safer Stockport Partnership (SSP) is working in partnership with a number of agencies as part of the 2016 Summer Safety Campaign and will cover a wide variety of themes that will focus on helping to protect the residents of Stockport from being a victim of crime.

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