25/02/2016

Commissioner Kick Starts Community Safety Roadshows

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger will be kick starting a series of Community Safety Roadshows this Friday at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough.

The event, which takes place between 10:00am and 2:00pm, will involve community safety agencies from within the public and voluntary sector coming together to give out information to shoppers on the initiatives they provide.

Staff from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office will be on hand to give out free crime prevention products, together with information on initiatives championed by Mr Coppinger, such as the Safe Places scheme, which
are places in the community where people who need extra support can go if they need some help.

The idea behind Safe Places is that vulnerable people can use the venues if they are feeling unsafe. This could be for incidents of hate crime, or it could just be that they are feeling vulnerable and need assistance.

Mr Coppinger said, “Safe Places are one example of the many excellent schemes taking place across Cleveland to help people living and working in the area feel safe and secure in their day to day business.

“These roadshows are a perfect demonstration of agencies coming together jointly to work in partnership and make the best use of resources, something which I am committed to facilitating through my Police and Crime Plan.”

Cleveland Fire Brigade will also be attending, together with Middlesbrough Council.

Further roadshows will be taking place on the following dates:
• Stockton, High Street, 2nd March, 10:00am – 2:00pm
• Hartlepool, Middleton Grange, 3rd March, 10:00am – 2:00pm
• Eston Precinct, 19th March, 10:00am – 2:00pm