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Safer and Sustainable Travel Workshops Launch in New Safeside Travel Information Centre

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new education resource at Safeside, promoting safer and sustainable travel: Thousands of West Midlands school children are set to benefit from a brand new travel information centre designed and built just for them! The facility opened today at West Midlands Fire Service’s flagship Safeside safety venue. It […]

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Young People learn about safer travel on buses with Operation Hay

Op Hay

Youngsters learn about safer travel on the bus with Operation Hay School children have been getting extra lessons about safe and considerate travel on the buses. Using a double decker bus provided by the Green Bus company, which operates many school services around the West Midlands, Year 7 pupils were put through a variety of […]

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Restorative Justice Project Launch

(L-R) Trevor Brown, Assistant Head of Birmingham YOS, Cllr Jess Phillips, Birmingham Victims Champion, Leonie Folan, ASB Project Worker Safer Travel, Cllr Judith Rowley, Tony Dallison, National Express Head of Service Delivery

A £22,000 restorative justice project has been launched in Birmingham to tackle anti-social behaviour on the public transport network. The scheme will target young people aged 10 to 18 who have been involved in incidents of nuisance or anti- social behaviour. The young people will come face to face with the victims of their actions […]

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Safer Travel ASB Team visit Safeside @ Eastside


Staff from the Safer Travel ASB team were pleased to visit Rob Hattersley, manager of Safeside this month to learn about the facilities and educational programs they have to offer.

Managed and funded by West Midlands Fire Service, Safeside is a scenario based experimental learning centre that provides an interactive learning experience, inspiring visitors to think and act safely.

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Operation Hay

Operation Hay is a cross modal initiative that takes place during the first two weeks of September and January’s academic term. It focuses on the safety of pupils travelling to and from school using public transport.

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Successful Funding Bid for Restorative Justice Pilot

This project originated through a partnership between the Birmingham Youth Offending Service and the Safer Travel Partnership’s recently formed Anti-Social Behaviour team. There is great potential for this initiative to provide a long term problem solving approach to tacking ASB on the public transport network.

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ASB Performance Project Pilot

Anti- Social Behavior (ASB) Case Officer, Dan Luczak, recently piloted an anti- social behaviour performance project, in partnership with Great Barr High and Kings Norton Girls School.

The idea behind this project evolved from previous peer-to-peer learning events held within the Safer Travel Partnership. These drama based performances aimed to make students aware of different types of ASB, how to approach these situations on pubic transport and also to encourage students to think about a number of different public perceptions.

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ASB Project Worker visits Nexus Schools and Community Liaison Officer

In November 2013, Laura Graham, Anti- Social Behaviour Project Worker from Safer Travel visited Rebecca Ditchburn, Schools and Community Liaison Officer at Nexus in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The two day visit included a tour of the Safety Works centre in Newcastle; the centre provides an innovative and enjoyable learning experience enabling visitors to participate safely in realistic situations illustrating hazards relating to public transport and how to prevent them.

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