Community Impact Team supporting national ‘ASB Awareness Week’ 18-22 July
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North Yorkshire Police and Scarborough Borough Council are delighted to be supporting the national Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.
The multi-agency Community Impact Team (CIT), made up of partners from the emergency services, Scarborough Borough Council, housing, mental health, child and adult services, safeguarding, probation and more, will be out-and-about throughout the week highlighting the work to address ASB-related issues that affect communities.
The CIT, which was introduced following the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act of 2014, coordinates local partnership activity to address issues that have an impact on the safety of our communities including ASB.
Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people (56%) believe that ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle ASB in their community.
However, after they witnessed or experienced ASB, a similar proportion of the public (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone.
Remember, if you see ASB – report it! Please follow the ASB check list below.
In a joint statement, Rhian Buglass, Senior Community Safety Partnership Officer at Scarborough Borough Council, and Sergeant Heather Standing, said:
“We’re delighted to be supporting ASB Awareness Week as it helps to showcase the effective partnership working that exists in our area to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour issues that matter most to our residents and communities.
“The Community Impact Team focuses on those most in need of help with the aim to intervene at the earliest opportunity, and to promote community resourcefulness in dealing with issues of concern such as ASB.
“The team carries out regular visits and walkabouts each week. This provides an important opportunity to engage with the community to see if problems are being suffered but not reported to the police or the council.
“We urge people not to hesitate to report anti-social behaviour or other concerns that are affecting quality of life or wellbeing. The sooner we know about, the sooner we can develop a solution to the problem.
“Through working together, we’re delivering effective and sustainable outcomes and making our communities safer and more secure.”
Councillor Carl Maw, cabinet member with responsibility for stronger communities and housing at Scarborough Borough Council, said:
“Anti-social behaviour blights lives which is why we established the community impact team alongside our partner organisations such as the police.
“We’ll always do what we can to tackle anti-social behaviour but we really do need the help of our residents to report issues as they arise.
“We can’t take action unless we know what is going on.
“This anti-social behaviour awareness week is a good opportunity to share news of the work we’re doing in the community.”
Keep up to date on ASB Awareness Week…
You will be able to see the updates of the work being done across the social media accounts from both Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire Police – Scarborough Borough.
You can also find reports via Instagram @Northyorkshirepolice.
Anti-social behaviour – if you see it, report it!
If you witness an incident of anti-social behaviour in your area, and you feel it requires police attention, please make a report via the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk. The online reporting tool is also useful if you need to report incidents that occurred in the past.
Before you submit a report, please use this quick ASBcheck list to ensure as much detail as possible is provided to the police about the incident you are reporting.
By following the checklist, and providing the correct information, you will be helping North Yorkshire Police deal with the potential offences reported, and in turn target the correct individuals committing them.
ASB report check list
What are they doing?
How many are in the group?
What do they look like? (clothing, age, sex, ethnicity etc)
Are any of the group on cycles?
Is there a ringleader, do you know their name?
If they have left the area, what direction have they taken?
Your safety is our main concern
Always ensure you are safe when reporting incidents to us
Never try to deal with the offenders yourself, let the police deal with the problem
Always call 999 if an emergency response is required.
While we are encouraging the use of the online reporting tool, people can still make reports via 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.