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Greater Manchester’s Good Night Out Guide launched to promote night out safety in Manchester

Greater Manchester’s Good Night Out Guide has been created to help make sure everyone can have a great, safe night out in Manchester.

The guide provides tips on things to plan before a night out and lists places and services available in the city centre for support.

The guide recognises the success and enjoyment of Manchester’s nightlife, but also helps people be better able to spot risks while out and know what to do if something does go wrong.

The Good Night Out Guide has been handed out to students as they returned to Manchester, and posters are on display in bars and clubs throughout the city centre. Information from the guide is also being promoted across the city centre’s bus and tram networks.

The information in the Good Night Out Guide includes:

  • Safe places and trusted services that people can go to while on a night out
  • What to do if something goes wrong while out, including advice on what to do if a drink has been spiked
  • Where and how to report when things go wrong
  • Services available for support.

Bev Hughes, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, said:

“Whilst we know the majority of people will have a great night out in Manchester, sadly we know things can and do go wrong. We hope our Good Night Out Guide will equip students and others on nights out in Manchester with knowledge on what to do and where to go for help should they ever need it.”

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: 

"For thousands of students their arrival in Manchester will be a time of excitement and anticipation. We've a world-renowned nightlife in our city and we hope that as many students as possible get to enjoy it. However, things can and do go wrong on nights out which is why this guide is an important tool for our students to have. The Council is committed to keeping everyone in Manchester safe and will continue to work with our partners across the city to achieve this goal."

Sacha Lord, Greater Manchester Night-Time Economy Adviser, added:

“It is great to see the Good Night Out Guide’s tips up across Manchester in time for students returning to the city. Building on the good work of other regions, such as Bristol, we hope people feel able to experience Manchester’s iconic nightlife safely.”

All the information in Greater Manchester’s Good Night Out Guide is available on our Good Night Out Guide webpage.

Article Published: 30/09/2022 16:29 PM