Strengthening Community Partnerships
"The Tameside Crime and Disorder Partnership believes that the people of this borough have the right to be and feel safe. The Partnership are committed to working together to reduce crime and disorder, thereby creating an environment in which the people of Tameside will be free from crime and will feel more secure from crime at home, at work and in public places."
What have we achieved?
The Community Safety Unit has now successfully run three courses at The Village Hotel in Hyde funded by Lifelong Learning and aimed at raising the public's awareness of crime prevention measures and organisations that are working together to tackle the problem of crime and the fear of crime in Tameside.
There is a lot you can do outside your home and family to prevent crime. One such measure is to set up a Homewatch Scheme in your area. Essentially a way to improve the safety and security of your local community, Homewatch is a well established part of crime prevention.
A partnership approach to business security where neighbouring companies work together to devise and implement a crime prevention strategy for their area. Aided by regular meetings and a multi-faxing facility enable scheme members to share information and keep abreast of crime trends and crime problems in their area. Works already carried out with four existing Business Watch areas including CCTV and fencing schemes has dramatically improved crime prevention measures and reduced the incidence of crime.
This is a Council run scheme aimed at stopping the theft of valuable items from our streets. Items such as paving slabs, kerbs and stonework have street value and are easily sold on via garden centres and builders merchants. Many shops, post offices, pubs and council buildings have been identified as locations where the public can register their concerns if they see workmen who they suspect may be stealing from us.
The Safe Child Scheme is a partnership approach to help reunite young children with their families if they become separated whilst out shopping or in a crowd. Tameside Metropolitan Borough has been successful in making the major shopping areas of the Borough safer places for parents and children.