Posters into Poole Public Toilets

Soroptimists of Poole and the Purple Teardrop Campaign have chosen International Women’s Day on 8th March to launch their latest initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking in Poole.  With the full support of aBorough of Poole and maintenance contractors Churchill Contract Services, anti-trafficking posters are being placed in all the borough’s public toilets – providing information on the signs of trafficking, and a telephone number to ring to report suspicions.  Churchill’s representative says “Churchill is proud to partner with our client, Borough of Poole, in an initiative to support the Purple Teardrop Campaign” with for further comment on

A spokesperson for the Purple Teardrop Campaign and one of the instigators of the Posters into Toilets campaign says “It was Soroptimist Clubs in the North of England who first came up with the idea of displaying information in public toilets to both raise awareness of the crime and provide the Crimestoppers number for people to report any suspicious activity.  We were therefore delighted when we got strong support from Poole Council for doing this locally. Since then we have been working with the Council’s Environmental and Consumer Protection Services Department and their contractor, Churchill Service Solutions to finalise the practical details.  With tremendous support from these two organisations we are delighted to mark International Women’s Day with the launch of this initiative, and are extremely grateful for all they have done”.  Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: “The council fully supports the Purple Teardrop Campaign and we will take every opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking. The Posters in Toilets campaign is a great idea and one that we are pleased to be involved with.”

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