Pick up safety tips 

09/10/14
Town Hall

Residents can get top tips on how to protect themselves at a free event, on Victoria Square this Saturday (October 11).
 
The event has been organised by Bolton’s Be Safe Partnership to mark National Personal Safety Day.

The annual initiative is run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and aims to raise awareness of the simple and practical steps people can take to live safer lives.
 
The Be Safe partnership, which is made up of Bolton Council, Greater Manchester Police and other organisations, is holding the event from 10.30am to 4pm, to raise awareness of the issue of personal safety.
 
As well as the council and police, other organisations that will be giving out advice and information on the day include British Transport Police, Victim Support, and Urban Outreach.
 
This year’s campaign is themed around “Door to Door” and explores the simple action everyone can take to be safer when travelling from one destination to another.
 
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Police and Community Safety, Cllr Derek Burrows, said: ““We want people to feel safer when they’re out and about, whether they’re going to work, school, on a night out or visiting a friend.
 
“It is really important that people are aware of their personal safety, and this event is an opportunity for lots of different organisations to get across what people can do to protect themselves. It could be something simple like planning your route ahead, or carrying a personal safety alarm.”
 
Community groups including Castle Hill Boxing Club, AFC Masters, and Eight Bolton East South Group will also be on hand offering young people the opportunity to get involved in free activities.
 
For details about the campaign go to www.nationalpersonalsafetyday.co.uk

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