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Tackling domestic abuse - Bury East to decide local priorities

Press Release   •   Jan 26, 2016 11:39 GMT

Residents in Bury East will have the power to decide how funding to tackle domestic abuse will be spent in their community.

Some £20,000 is available through Greater Manchester Police’s Strive initiative which aims to offer help to victims at the earliest possible stage.

Councillor Tamoor Tariq, lead member for community safety, said: “This funding will bolster the efforts of local volunteers and support groups, faith groups, community learning organisations and health and wellbeing projects to provide much-needed help to victims and their families.”

All those who live or work in Bury East are invited to a meeting on Thursday 4 February at the Jinnah Centre, starting at 7pm, to decide how the money will be spent on sustainable community projects. Groups who have submitted applications for the scheme will present details of their project bids, and a vote taken by local people.

Cllr Tariq added: “I urge everyone to come along to the meeting, listen to the proposals and have their say. Domestic abuse is a stain on our society and we all need to work together to tackle it.”

Further details: David Thomas, township co-ordinator, on 0161 253 7455.

ENDS

Press release issued: 26 January 2016.

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