EVENTS were held across Bromsgrove last week to highlight to residents the work being done to combat anti-social behaviour in the district.
North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership marked ASB Awareness Week (July 18 to 24) with Bromsgrove District Council, West Mercia Police and other partner agencies drawing attention to the impact of ASB and to people’s vital role in helping to tackle it.
Council officers and housing providers joined the police to speak to the public at a partnership event in Bromsgrove town centre, while a campaign raising the profile of how ASB is tackled in communities ran across social media.
Sue Hanley, Chair of the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership, said: “People deserve to feel safe where they live and that’s why ASB is a priority at both national and local levels.”
She added the activities were aimed at letting communities know how they could report ASB and what could be done.
“According to a recent YouGov poll, more than half of people believed that ‘more needs to be done’ on ASB in their community.
“However a similar proportion of the public said, after they witnessed or experienced ASB, they did not report it to anyone.
“We want people to understand they can report ASB to members of our partnership easily and in confidence.”
She said improving community safety was a ‘statutory duty for the partners’ which was why they worked all year round on responding to ASB reports and preventing it in the first place.
Activities included improvements to areas, working with the licensing trade sector and with young people on local engagement and diversionary activities.
Visit nwcsp.org for more on the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership and what it does.
ASB Awareness Week 2022 was organised by community safety centre of excellence Resolve and was supported by the Local Government Association as well as by the Home Office, National Police Chiefs’ Council, and National Fire Chiefs’ Council.