We have joined a national campaign to help further tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and continue to keep people in Medway safe.
ASB Awareness Week which runs from Monday, 3 July until Sunday, 9 July, is organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, and highlights the actions people can take if they are experiencing anti-social behaviour in their communities.
We have organised events across Medway to raise awareness and encourage people to continue reporting anti-social behaviour. The events will be held at Twydall Green, by the car park, on Wednesday, 5 July and in Gillingham High Street, opposite Costa, on Friday, 7 July. All three events will be held between 10am and 12noon.
Our housing, community safety and environmental engagement teams, Kent Police. Kent Fire and Rescue and Victim Support will be on hand to provide advice to residents.
The Medway Community Safety Partnership brings a number of partners together, including Medway Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service and health partners, to work together to make Medway even safer. The partners work together to develop and implement strategies to tackle a range of issues including anti-social behaviour. They also take a holistic approach and look into individual cases and provide early intervention to stop potential problems from escalating.
We want everyone to love where they live
Cllr Tris Osborne, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Enforcement, said: “We know that anti-social behaviour is a major cause of concern for many residents in Medway including off-road biking, littering and concerns around parks and greenspaces. We want everyone to love where they live and I would encourage residents to come along to the events to find out more about our work to tackle anti-social behaviour. We work with a range of partners to make Medway an even safer place to live, work, learn and visit. If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour I would encourage you to report it to our Community Safety Team or the police.”
We offer a range of support
Cllr Naushabah Khan, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and Property, said: “We also provide support to our council housing tenants who may be experiencing anti-social behaviour. We offer a range of support for tenants to ensure they feel safe in their homes, and we are committed to resolving any reports in a fair and timely manner. I would encourage tenants to find out more about how we can help by coming along to the events, or visiting: medway.gov.uk/HousingASB.”
ASB can have a long-lasting impact on communities
Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve, said: “ASB is not low-level. It can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime. It is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities. We are delighted that Medway Council is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.”
For more information, or to report anti-social behaviour, visit: medway.gov.uk/ASB
To find out more about the Medway Community Safety Partnership, visit: medway.gov.uk/CommunitySafety