Greater Manchester Police & Andy Burnham: help us to make Fallowfield safe for students!
Whether you are a student living in Fallowfield, a concerned parent of a Manchester student, a resident of Fallowfield & the surrounding area or you yourself have been burgled in Fallowfield, sign and share this petition to help make a change! Fallowfield has always been a target for house burglaries and crime, however over the past few months and more specifically since the start of the latest academic year, the problem has become out of hand. University is a time for fun and the first steps into adulthood for many young people, as well as a time for study and to maintain a hard work ethic. How can we achieve any of this with the constant worry of our homes being burgled or being scared to walk the streets at night? This petition represents the student body of Fallowfield and our voice needs to be heard!
- Greater Manchester Combined Authority
- Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police & Andy Burnham, help us to make Fallowfield safe for students! Fallowfield has always had an issue with crime, particularly house robberies and violent attacks. However, since the start of the new academic year, from September 2017, there has been an influx of house robberies and violence throughout Fallowfield and the surrounding areas. This is made clear through the daily posts in the Facebook group 'Fallowfield Students Group', an online space for over 20,000 students living in Fallowfield. These posts have detailed house burglaries, violent attacks, sexual assault, arson, muggings; the list is endless. These criminals are targeting young adults gaining independence for the first time, moving away from home and starting their adulthood at university. The majority of the burglaries that have occurred happen in student accommodation that are private tenancies, not university owned at all. Similarly, there are other members of the Fallowfield community that are not students but again have private tenancies; a fact that can be seen on my own road, Brailsford rd, being an eclectic mixture of students, families and the elderly living on one of the most crime-rich areas of Fallowfield. This is not just effecting students but has a knock on effect to the rest of the community. Please hear our outcries and begin to implement action as soon as possible to help protect vulnerable groups from these criminals.
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