Posted on 03 July 2023
We’re supporting Anti-social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week (3 to 9 July) - a national campaign to help tackle the issues that many individuals and communities may be experiencing.
The communities in which we work are welcoming and safe places to call home for thousands of people. However, unfortunately, we do receive ASB reports that we work hard to respond to. Last year, 2,467 ASB cases were reported to us. Most reports relate to noise nuisance (25%), harassment/intimidation (20%) and drug use/dealing (20%).
Our ongoing aim is to raise awareness of ASB including what it is and how customers can get help if they’re affected by it. We want to encourage anyone suffering ASB issues to have the confidence and courage to report it, so we can work together with our communities and partner agencies to take a stand against it.
Nic Haig, ASB Service Manager, said:
“We know anti-social behaviour can have a huge impact on people’s lives and we’re fully committed to working with our customers, communities and our partners to do all we can to help. When we receive reports of ASB, we’ll do everything we can to support customers and colleagues – dealing with the issues as quickly and effectively as possible.
“Throughout the week our communities should notice an increase in the presence of our ASB Officers, as well as police officers in local neighbourhoods, engaging with residents so that we can listen to any concerns.”
Please visit our ASB pages on our website and look at our ASB Toolkit which is designed to offer support and important information on everything from explaining what ASB is, to details on how you can report any concerns.