Partners join together in Christmas Crackdown to beat crime 

Tuesday, 24th November 2015

WORKING together for a safer Christmas in Tamworth is the festive message from the Tamworth Community Safety Partnership, as it launches its Christmas Crackdown campaign for the second year.

Tamworth Borough Council has once again joined with other member of the Partnership – including Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, domestic abuse groups, drug & alcohol counselling services and the Clinical Commissioning Group – to launch Christmas Crackdown.

The campaign aims to reduce crime and disorder in the run-up to Christmas, as well as giving prevention and safety advice.

All operations and events carried out by partners during December come under the Christmas Crackdown umbrella. They will tackle priority issues including shoplifting, drink driving, personal safety, burglary and purse snatching.

A number of events are being held across Tamworth throughout December, where police, community wardens and other partners will be on hand to offer help and advice on staying safe, as well as handing out Christmas Crackdown leaflets containing festive tips to allow people to keep themselves and their property safe.

And to help spread the message in style, Chambers Hyundai has kindly donated a car which will be decked out with the Christmas Crackdown message. The eye-catching car will be used at to visit ASB hotspot areas during evening patrols throughout December.

The Christmas Crackdown campaign is now in its second year. It also builds on the recent success of this year’s Spooks & Sparklers campaign, which saw partners working together to tackle issues of anti-social behaviour and safety during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.


Cllr Stephen Doyle, Cabinet member for Community Development, said: “We want to make sure that everyone in Tamworth has a safe and happy Christmas.

“Our Christmas Crackdown campaign will offer simple crime prevention and safety advice, as well as sending out the clear message that Tamworth is a safe place to live, work and visit.”