PROJECTS aimed at making Tameside a safer place have been praised for their effectiveness.
Tameside Council’s Community Safety team secures grants to commission projects that strengthen communities and keep people safe.
Assessment of their work over the last financial year shows the large number of people benefitting and commendations from participants for making a difference.
Tameside Community Safety Partnership looks to build stronger communities, protect vulnerable people and those at risk of exploitation, as well as prevent and reduce violent crime, knife crime, domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour and reducing harm caused by drugs and alcohol.
The projects included The Safe Squad, Arts Awards, OutLoud, Tameside Story Makers, Neighbourhood Watch groups, Safe4Summer, Greater Manchester Police’s Operation Avro, helping to establish a Public Space Protection Order in Ashton and more.
Councillor Vimal Choksi, Executive Member for Towns and Communities, said: “Our Community Safety team put a lot of hard work into establishing and supporting projects that aim to make Tameside a safer place and I’m delighted to see how well received and effective they are in raising awareness and supporting people.
“I’d like to thank all the partner organisations who have worked with us, and continue to do so, for their fantastic efforts that have made these projects a success. Community Safety will continue to expand on their work to make Tameside a safer and better place for all.”