So-called police funding boost is nothing more than smoke and mirrors, says Deputy Mayor
14 December 2018
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester has accused the Government of deceiving the public as the Home Secretary’s supposed £34.7m boost to local policing budgets is exposed as smoke and mirrors.
Communities encouraged to help safeguard future generations from drug and alcohol harm
12 December 2018
Local residents are encouraged to help shape a new approach to tackling substance misuse as it’s revealed that drugs and alcohol kill more people in Greater Manchester, compared to national average.
We need to challenge attitudes if we are to stop violence against women and girls – Deputy Mayor
3 December 2018
Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor calls for a fundamental shift in societal attitudes towards women and girls, as the city-region reaffirms its commitment to challenging gender inequality and abuse.
We can’t run a police service on empty promises – Deputy Mayor
30 November 2018
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester has accused Ministers of paying lip service to public safety, as the Government has so far failed to end the uncertainty about future police funding.
Greater Manchester named RSPCA Innovator of the Decade for work caring for pets during an emergency
28 November 2018
Greater Manchester has been honoured as an ‘Innovator of the Decade’ for its work to make sure pets are looked after at times of emergency.
Youngsters have their say on Greater Manchester’s resilience plans
16 November 2018
SOME of Greater Manchester’s youngest citizens got the chance to have their views heard as part of the work to develop the city-region’s Resilience Strategy.
Police and Crime Panel appoints new independent members
6 November 2018
Two new members have been appointed to help drive the work of the Police and Crime Panel.
Deputy Mayor responds to budget
30 October 2018
Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Bev Hughes has responded to the budget announcement.
Communities are paying the price as rising tide of crime shows no signs of turning – Deputy Mayor
18 October 2018
The police are facing unprecedented demand and communities are paying the price, the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester has said as new crime figures are released.
Deputy Mayor's response to following the release of national police complaints statistics
14 September 2018
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester has responded to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following their release of national police complaints statistics for England and Wales 2017/18.
Statement following Prime Minister's Questions
12 September 2018
Statement in response to a question raised in today's Prime Minister's Questions (Wednesday 12 September).
Clueless Ministers are holding communities to ransom – Deputy Mayor
11 September 2018
At long last, the Government’s reckless ignorance of the demands of policing and the funding needed to sustain it have been exposed, says the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Applications now open for key police panel
5 September 2018
Five people are needed for roles on a panel which oversees the use of resources available to the Mayor and Chief Constable for Policing in Greater Manchester.
GMCA awarded £1.1m to support vulnerable children in Greater Manchester
29 August 2018
The Home Office has announced that more than £1.1 million has been awarded to fund a new project in Greater Manchester aimed at supporting children and young people at risk of exploitation or abuse.
Statement in response to BBC report on Didsbury Mosque
17 August 2018
Responding to the audio recordings released by the BBC regarding Didsbury Mosque, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Bev Hughes said:
GMCA takes a step forward in challenging male violence against women
14 August 2018
DEPUTY Mayor Bev Hughes has today (Tuesday, August 14) welcomed and accepted the White Ribbon workplace accreditation on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Apply now for a role in helping make your community safer
13 August 2018
We need two independent people to join a panel that works to help keep communities across Greater Manchester safe.
Deputy Mayor visits HMP Forest Bank and praises frontline staff
9 August 2018
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester has praised the work of frontline staff at HMP Forest Bank as they seek to provide the best possible outcomes for prisoners upon release.
Deputy Mayor recommits to providing best support possible to victims of crime
8 August 2018
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Beverley Hughes has reiterated her commitment to making sure victims of crime get the best support possible in Greater Manchester.
Deputy Mayor welcomes probation announcement
27 July 2018
Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes has welcomed the Government’s announcement to invest and improve probation services across the country, but warns that local priorities should not be diluted.
“New beginning” for fire service, says Mayor of Greater Manchester as new ‘Chief’ is revealed
24 July 2018
The Mayor of Greater Manchester has announced a “new beginning” for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) as he revealed a new Chief Fire Officer to lead the Service.
Deputy Mayor tells Ministers to ‘pay up for our police’
24 July 2018
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester has challenged Ministers to ‘pay up for our police service’ and fully fund today’s pay increase announcement.
Greater Manchester shines a light on hidden practice of FGM
24 July 2018
Greater Manchester communities are being urged to stand together to protect girls and young women from the hidden crime of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Deputy Mayor warns Government as stats show crime is up in Greater Manchester
19 July 2018
THE Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester says it is “unacceptable” that local communities are bearing the brunt of the Government’s failure to fund policing fairly and properly.
Young people get comfortable talking about domestic abuse
9 July 2018
Young people are being encouraged to get comfortable talking about domestic abuse as Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking awareness campaign tours schools and youth centres across the city-region.
Deputy Mayor issues rallying call to accelerate the pace of prison reform, putting children at the heart
8 June 2018
We need to up the pace of criminal justice reform if we are truly to turn the tide of intergenerational criminality, the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester will tell an international conference in Manchester this week.
Warning over deadly super-strength Ecstasy
7 June 2018
Super-strength Ecstasy which has caused the deaths of more than 60 people in England and Wales – including people in Greater Manchester – is on sale in the region.
Home Secretary’s actions must match words – Deputy Mayor
23 May 2018
The Home Secretary’s concerns about the pressures of modern policing will be rejected as crocodile tears unless followed by real action, Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes said.
Deputy Mayor helps to raise the Rainbow flag at Greater Manchester Police Headquarters in support of IDAHOBIT
17 May 2018
The rainbow flag is flying proudly outside Greater Manchester Police’s Headquarters today in support of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
Cash boost for Greater Manchester communities
4 May 2018
Greater Manchester communities are set to benefit from more than a million pound boost to community safety across the city-region.
Warning to Government as crime continues to rise
26 April 2018
Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor has issued a stark warning to Government about the safety of our communities, as crime continues to rise across Greater Manchester.
Statement from Mayor of Greater Manchester following publication of IICSA's Rochdale report
12 April 2018
Following publication of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's Rochdale report, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said:
Deputy Mayor responds to HMICFRS crime recording inspection
10 April 2018
Ensuring reported crime is recorded timely and accurately helps to instil public confidence and ensure victims get the support they need, says Deputy Mayor.
Deputy Mayor and Travelsafe Partnership reassure public on safety of transport network
6 April 2018
Mayor for Policing and Crime, Bev Hughes, is working with Greater Manchester Police and the Travelsafe Partnership to reassure the public on the safety of the city-region’s travel network.
Kerslake Review published
27 March 2018
An independent report into the emergency response to the Manchester Arena attack has been published.
Prime Minister urged to tell the truth about policing cuts
22 March 2018
Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor has called on Theresa May to finally come clean about cuts to police funding after the Prime Minister was called out by the statistics watchdog earlier this week.
Response to HMICFRS Police Effectiveness report
22 March 2018
Statement in response to HMICFRS Police Effectiveness report
Plan for a safer, stronger Greater Manchester unveiled
21 March 2018
The new plan to build a safer and stronger Greater Manchester has been published.
Greater Manchester faith and community leaders pledge zero tolerance of FGM
6 February 2018
Greater Manchester’s faith and community leaders have come together to declare zero tolerance of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Sign the promise and help end hate crime
5 February 2018
DON'T be a bystander to hatred and prejudice – that’s the call to Greater Manchester people ahead of Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Mayor outlines budget proposals
23 January 2018
Mayor proposes balanced budget to protect essential services, keep bills as low as possible and achieve our vision to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world
Does domestic abuse sit right with you?
8 January 2018
Take that first step to getting help and support – that’s the empowering plea to Greater Manchester residents experiencing domestic abuse.
Reassurance given to residents affected by apartment block fire
3 January 2018
GMFRS and Manchester City Council are working with the building owners of the Lighthouse Apartments to provide reassurance to residents following an apartment fire.
Government 'gambling with public safety' over police cuts
19 December 2017
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the government has gambled with public safety by announcing an eighth successive year of real term policing cuts.
Greater Manchester welcomes initial findings of Hackitt Review
18 December 2017
Dame Judith Hackitt has published her interim report into the review of building regulations and fire safety.
The plan for a safer, stronger Greater Manchester: Have your say
13 December 2017
Everyone in Greater Manchester is being urged to have their say about a new plan aimed at tackling crime, supporting victims and building stronger, safer and more cohesive communities.
Greater Manchester calls for fire safety to be at the heart of building design
5 December 2017
Greater Manchester is calling for a ban on flammable cladding systems and an overhaul of the planning system to put fire safety at the heart of building design and construction.
Mayor responds to the Anderson Report
5 December 2017
David Anderson QC has published a report which examines the reviews carried out by MI5 and counter-terrorism police into the Manchester and London terror attacks.
Support, not prison, for vulnerable people
27 November 2017
Integrating health and justice to better support vulnerable people in police custody.
Huge success for Safe Drive Stay Alive
23 November 2017
OVER the last three weeks the Safe Drive Stay Alive events have welcomed 10,000 young people through the doors of Middleton Arena.
Deputy Mayor for the day!
17 November 2017
As part of this year’s National Children’s Takeover Day, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Bev Hughes has given one young person a taste of what life is like in her role and on the frontline.
Mayors of London and Greater Manchester join forces to demand an end to the dangerous police funding crisis
14 November 2017
Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham: Chancellor must provide real-terms increase in the Budget
Statement from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham following GMP briefing
1 November 2017
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:
Police and Crime Commissioners reveal cost of tackling rising crime
1 November 2017
POLICE forces across the country need hundreds of millions of pounds in additional funding to combat rising crime and protect the public.
Deputy Mayor praises GMP's work on modern slavery
24 October 2017
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Bev Hughes has praised Greater Manchester Police's response to the scourge of modern slavery, following the publication of an inspection report
Figures released today show that recorded crime has risen 31 per cent in Greater Manchester
19 October 2017
Statistics issued by the Home Office covering a 12-month period reveal that recorded crime is on the rise in Greater Manchester, with an overall increase of 31 per cent in the last year.
Mayor of Greater Manchester learns lifesaving skill as part of Restart a Heart Day
16 October 2017
AS part of this year’s Restart a Heart Day, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham visited Harrop Fold High School in Little Hulton to participate in CPR training alongside pupils.
Child sexual exploitation assurance review to begin
13 October 2017
An independent review to provide assurance that Greater Manchester has the right culture and best possible systems in place to protect children from sexual exploitation (CSE) will begin this week.
Greater Manchester sets out fire safety ambition
13 October 2017
Greater Manchester has set out plans to develop a world class approach to fire safety, as work continues to reassure thousands of local residents following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Let’s take a stand against hate – Deputy Mayor
13 October 2017
Ahead of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Bev Hughes has called on communities to stand together once again against hate.
Independent review into Manchester Arena attack open for information
2 October 2017
PEOPLE caught up in the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena were today (Monday, October 2, 2017) encouraged to share their experience as part of an independent review looking at the response to the incident.
Commission to support communities to build a stronger, safer Greater Manchester
26 September 2017
An ex-member of the far-right group Combat 18 who has turned his back on hate, the chair of the review into the 2011 riots, and the North West’s former top lawyer are amongst a panel of experts who will form a commission to tackle extremism and promote a stronger, more cohesive Greater Manchester.
Alcohol Champions to reduce drinking in Greater Manchester
21 September 2017
A pioneering programme ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’ has been launched today (Thursday, 21 September) to combat the growing number of people who are drinking excessive amounts of alcohol across the city region.
Those affected at the heart of independent review into arena attack
1 September 2017
PEOPLE caught up in the devastating attack on the Manchester Arena in May will be at the heart of an independent review of the incident, it was announced today.
Statement on reports of Libya trial
31 August 2017
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham responds to reports of Libya trial:
Lord Kerslake to chair Mayor’s independent review into Manchester arena attack response
29 July 2017
An independent review into Greater Manchester’s preparedness and response to the Manchester Arena attack will be chaired by Lord Kerslake.
Statistics issued by the Home Office reveal that recorded crime is on the rise in Greater Manchester, with an overall increase of 18 per cent in the last year.
21 July 2017
Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Beverley Hughes said: “We know that Greater Manchester is a challenging area to police and since being appointed to oversee police and crime I have been working closely with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to plan for the future to make improvements across our 10 boroughs.
Statement from Andy Burnham following 'The Betrayed Girls' documentary
5 July 2017
Statement from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, in response to 'The Betrayed Girls' documentary about child sexual exploitation.
Chair of GMCA Fire Committee announced
3 July 2017
THE Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has announced the chair of the new Fire Committee.
Contact details for people living in or concerned about fire safety in high rise buildings
30 June 2017
Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London and in direct response to the concerns of residents in similar buildings in Greater Manchester, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has set up a housing taskforce, which is being led by Salford City Mayor Councillor Paul Dennett and supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).
Action agreed at Mayor's high rise fire safety summit
20 June 2017
Following a summit on fire safety in high rise buildings, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said:
Beverley Hughes confirmed as Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime
5 June 2017
Former Home Office Minister, Beverley Hughes has been confirmed as Greater Manchester’s first Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.
Help and support for anyone affected by the Manchester terror attack
26 May 2017
If you have been affected by the terror attack at Manchester Arena, free help and support is available. Contact Victim Support on 0808 168 9111.
Help and support for people affected by the terror attack in Manchester
24 May 2017
Contact Victim Support’s national support line on 0808 168 9111 or, if you live in Greater Manchester, call 0161 200 1950.
Greater Manchester is UK’s First City Region with Zero Tolerance for FGM
6 February 2017
Local leaders have declared Greater Manchester the first city region in the UK to have zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Fourth Greater Manchester devolution agreement announced in Budget
16 March 2016
Fourth Greater Manchester devolution agreement announced in Budget