Bury is a safe town, but too many women feel unsafe when travelling, working, or going out at night. Bury Council with its partners are committed and that is why the Licensed Premises Women's Safety Charter has been developed: to make Bury a town where all women feel confident, welcome and safe at night.

The Licensed Premises Women’s Safety Charter will allow licensed premises to make a commitment to make sure staff are trained and aware of women’s safety; to encourage reporting of incidents; to review the design the public area to make them as safe as possible for women attending licensed premises; adopt the Ask for Angela scheme and other commitments.

The charter is part of Bury Council’s Community Safety Plan (CSP) which gives a strategic direction for the next 3 years (2022-2025). Read more here.

Your opinion is important

Licensed Premises Women’s Safety Consultation has now started – you have until 21st April to answer a short survey to voice your opinion on women’s safety. The consultation is open to licensed premises, the public and different community groups.

The survey can be found here

More information on support services:

We are committed to tackling all forms of domestic abuse and take all reports seriously. We will work closely with you to find a solution. Please contact us for help and advice. In an emergency, always contact the police on 999.

Read more about the ways we can support you from our website, or find out more about support services in your area from the Council website. Here are also some services available to you in Bury:

SafeNet Bury - Domestic Abuse Support & Accommodation Services

GM Police – how to stay safe guidance

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