As well as having the best summer yet, we want you to have a safe summer.
Here are some top tips to help you stay safe:
- Synchronise – don’t forget to let your parents know where you’ll be and what time you’ll be back, that way they won’t stress and worry.
- Swim - head to your local pool, don’t risk your life swimming in rivers, lakes or reservoirs.
- Fires – don’t let your day in the country turn fiery. Make sure matches and cigarettes are out before you bin them and never throw them into long grass. Country fires spread fast and kill thousands of animals, plants, birds and insects.
- Wasted – don’t spend your summer wasted. Avoid hangovers by getting together with your mates or make new ones down at your local youth club.
- Parklife – it’s better when you and your mates have got something to do. Check out what’s happening at your local park.
- Top gear – it’s illegal to ride mini motorbikes or quads on public roads or land. Illegal off-road bikers face having their bikes seized, or even crushed. Join a legitimate club.
- Keep your stuff safe – when out and about this summer using public transport or attending events, don’t leave your bags unattended and keep your purses, wallets and phones out of sight.
- Stuck on you – sticking with your mates this summer will not only be more fun but it’s safer than travelling or wandering around the borough on your own. Keep to well-lit areas after nightfall and rather than hanging out on the street, go to your local youth club.
- Respect – it’s not just your summer holidays, other people may be off enjoying activities and events or chilling in parks at the same time as you. Respect others around you - let’s all have a peaceful and happy summer.
We've joined forces with the police, fire service and other councils in the region for a campaign aimed at keeping all safe over summer.
Safe4Summer has been designed to offer young people the opportunity to experience a whole host of fun and exciting activities in their local areas.
Things to do
Don't get bored - there are lots going on across the borough.
- Events in the borough of Rochdale
- School holiday activities – holiday clubs, courses and more on Your Trust
If you're faced with abuse, vandalism or damage, report it as it can ruin lives and make whole areas feel unsafe.
We'll keep all the information you provide confidential and try to put plans in place to prevent it from happening again.
This Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) video highlights the effect antisocial behaviour has on public transport.