Milton Keynes City Council is proud to join partners in a month of action against violence which will see a 27ft monument made from around 100,000 bladed articles come to MK.
The month of action kicks off in December and includes a range of intervention programmes run by colleagues from the City Council, Thames Valley Police (TVP), the Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Police, MK Dons SET and the Safety Centre.
The City Council is calling for communities to come together to support the initiative and get involved in upcoming activities. A series of workshops, competitions and activity days will be taking place to educate young people about the risks and heartbreak of getting involved in crime.
Stadium MK will host the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression known as the ‘Knife Angel’. Created in collaboration with all 43 UK police forces, the Home Office, anti-violence groups and hundreds of families who have been affected by knife crime, the monument is a symbol of the nation’s intolerance to violence and aggression. It was created by the British Ironwork Centre, by sculptor Alfie Bradley to highlight the impact knife crime has on people, families and communities.
A full list of events will be made available on http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/month-of-action.
“We’re proud to be supporting this campaign which will create even more conversations in the community about how we can work to stop all violence, especially knife crime. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together to root out the causes of violent crime and deliver a brighter future for our young people."
- Cabinet Member responsible for Community Safety, Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew