Local police to take part in Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

Officers across Cheshire Constabulary are taking part in a series of activities to mark Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.

From today (Monday, 18th July to 22nd July, the week, organised by community safety specialists Resolve, will see each Local Policing Unit (LPU) take part in a series of activities to tackle and address ASB.

All nine Local Policing Units across the county will be getting involved from talking to school children to upping patrols in highlighted ASB hotspot areas.

In Wilmslow, local officers will be working together with West Midlands Police in a joint effort to tackle dangerous driving which has become a growing issue in Macclesfield and across Cheshire.

There will also be visits to local schools by officers to educate children of the dangers of anti-social behaviour and what it can lead to.

Across Cheshire, PCSOs will be working with local businesses and conducting Residents Voice Surveys with members of the local community.

Superintendent Gary Smith, the Constabulary's lead for Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness week, said: "ASB brings misery to the communities we work day in and out to protect and its important that we work together with partners to educate and effectively deal with this behaviour.

"It's important for us to hear from those who may be affected by ASB, so that we can appropriately deter and disrupt this behaviour while signposting where to seek the best possible support.

"ASB can include things such as graffiti, littering and off-road motorcycles within the community and these disruptive activities create an environment where more serious crime can take place.

"Some of this behaviour may not seem all that serious to many people, but we know first hand the detrimental impact it has to neighbourhoods, and I hope this week will show how we are all working together drive down the levels of ASB.

"I would like to continue to urge anyone who feels that they are or have been a victim of ASB to get in touch with Cheshire Constabulary by calling 101 or reporting it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/"

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Raymond Walker
Thursday 21st July 2022 at 12:30 pm
I worry about such "Awareness". The time spent in bureaucratically-run meetings would be far better spent in having the attendees on the beat. Awareness should be continuous during the year. Is this how the new money made available to the Police is being spent? If so the government should take it back again as should have happened when Michael Howard awarded more funds for police in the community. It happened for a few weeks, then got lost again. Why didn't he take the state-found money back.
Anti-social behaviour happens because the schools are no longer closed institutions and discipline is frowned on by Ofsted. What a sad country we have become.

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