Community safety and health in the spotlight

Published Monday, 9th March 2020

Residents will be able to find out more about community safety and health and wellbeing in Hartlepool at a special event next week.

The Safer Hartlepool Partnership and Hartlepool Borough Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board are jointly staging a “Face the Public” event at Hartlepool Civic Centre on Monday March 16th from 4-6pm.

There will be an opportunity to put questions to senior representatives of the key organisations which make up the Health and Wellbeing Board and Safer Hartlepool Partnership, including Hartlepool Borough Council, the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, Cleveland Police, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Cleveland Fire Brigade and the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner.

The event will begin with presentations on the work on the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.

These will be followed by two workshops, each lasting 25 minutes – one looking at drugs and alcohol issues in Hartlepool and the other serious violence. The workshops will take the form of round-table discussions.

Following the workshops, there will be a 20-minute public question time.

The event will be chaired by Councillor Shane Moore, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council and Chair of both the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Safer Hartlepool Partnership.

He said: “I hope people will come along to hear about some of the great work that is going on to improve the health of local people and to make Hartlepool a safer place. It is also an opportunity for them to raise issues and ask questions.”

Places at the event are limited, so anyone wishing to attend is asked to  telephone (01429) 523100 or email by 5pm on Thursday March 12th.