When the Anti-Violence Bee came to Crewe…

The Anti-Violence Bee Monument came to Crewe in May 2024!

The Anti-Violence Bee represents the town’s continued zero tolerance towards violence and aggression of any kind and a key aim was that the presence of the monument and the accompanying programme would inspire social change, not only in Crewe, but also in surrounding areas. You can find out more about why the Bee came to Crewe here.

How did Crewe mark the Bee’s visit?

The community came together during the Bee’s visit to take part in a programme of activities facilitated by the Crewe Policing Team, Safer Cheshire East Partnership and Crewe Town Council.

The presence of the Bee inspired window art, self-defence classes, boxing workshops, bee face painting and arts & crafts!

Crewe Library hosted a bee-themed toddler story time and the Funky Choir performed “Songs of Hope and Reflection” by the Bee.

Lots of local schools visited the Bee on Memorial Square and the Local Policing Unit visited several primary schools to spread the message of anti-violence and encourage participation.

Nearly 300 crocheted and knitted bees were created by members of the Wistaston Swans WI group and the Motherwell crochet group and hidden around Crewe and the surrounding areas by Crewe Police for everyone to find!

Local voluntary organisations hosted stands on the Square throughout the Bee’s visit to give advice and guidance – huge thanks to Change Grow Live, Cheshire Fire & Rescue, Motherwell, Crewe Town Council White Ribbon representatives, the Cheshire Constabulary Safer Streets bus, the Safer Cheshire East Partnership and The Royal British Legion.

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A photograph of the Anti-Violence Bee Monument in place on Memorial Square

A photograph showing a self defence instructor blocking an attack from a young man with a police officer looking on

PC Bee Kind at Pebblebrook

A photograph showing a group of people of all ages stood in front of the Anti-Violence Bee Monument with representatives from Crewe Police

Photograph of the Funky Choir by the Anti-Violence Bee in black and yellow outfits

Creative Crewe bee crafts and activities

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