People in Holmes Chapel who feel threatened, intimidated or in need of some adult support can seek help in locations displaying the ‘Safe Space’ sticker.
Several locations in Holmes Chapel are now displaying a ‘Safe Space’ sticker in their window so people who feel threatened, intimidated or who need some adult support know they can enter and ask for help.
The idea was introduced by local community group, the Holmes Chapel Partnership, following similar successful schemes that were set up in Congleton and Sandbach.
People seeking a safe space will be able to wait inside the location and, if needed, the adult there can make a call to a parent, carer or police.
Owners of Holmes, Gifts and Interiors, Kerry and Chloe, said “We’re very happy to be a part of this scheme; making safe spaces around our village. We both have teenage children ourselves so we know how valuable a safe space could be to someone in need.”
The scheme is supported by Holmes Chapel Partnership and The Villages Mag.
Locations taking part include Holmes, Gifts & Interiors, Holmes Chapel Library, The Bottle Bank, Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Holmes Sweet Home, Sam Dale and Sandwiches Direct.
We welcome any commercial location to join the scheme. They must have public liability insurance and be open to the public.
For more information please visit the Holmes Chapel Partnership website: www.hcpartnership.org.uk/safe-spaces