Your views on crime sought by Council and Police…

By Peter Trollope at

What do you think about crime and the impact is having on the community? Trafford Council, Greater Manchester Police and the agencies that make up the Safer Trafford Partnership want to know your views.

They are hosting a series of events to capture the views of local residents, community groups and businesses on crime and community safety in the borough.

There will be a meeting at the  Waterside Arts Centre  in Sale on Tuesday 17th July,  from  5.30 pm to 7.30 pm to hear your views about policing in the area.

The Greater Manchester Police and Crime Plan, ‘Standing Together’, was launched in 2018 following consultation with stakeholders and residents across Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Combined Authority recently announced the release of £100,000 to each authority to fund community action to tackle crime and support community safety.

The Safer Trafford Partnership wants to hear from local people to ensure Trafford’s priorities are aligned with the Greater Manchester strategy and explore how to get the best out of available resources.

In addition, the events will give residents the opportunity to meet their local police officers and community safety team, and hear how they can get involved in working more closely with them in the future.

Councillor Catherine Hynes, Deputy Leader of Trafford Council, welcomes the views of local people.

She said: “Whilst Trafford is the safest borough in Greater Manchester, there has been an increase in reported crime across the country whilst at the same time a reduction in police resources.

“We want to hear from local residents on their priorities and also their ideas on how we can work more collaboratively across agencies and with communities to keep Trafford safe.”

The events will be held in:

Old Trafford – 5.30pm – 7.30pm,  Monday 9th July, Limelight, 1 St. Brides Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9NW

Partington – 5.30pm – 7.30pm,  Monday 16th July, People’s Chuch Hall, Chapel Lane, Partington, M31 4EY

Sale – 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Tuesday 17th July, Waterside Arts Centre, Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF

Altrincham – 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday 18th July, Altrincham Town Hall, Market Street, Altrincham, WA14 1PG