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Support for ASB Awareness Week 2022

Last Modified July 18, 2022
 
We have joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in Hertsmere safe.

Running from 18 to 22 July, ASB Awareness Week 2022 aims to encourage communities to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it. 

Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events all across the UK involving councils, police forces, housing associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.

We will be using our social media channels to share examples of the work that has been done to make the borough safer, including:

  • The installation of new CCTV cameras in Borehamwood
  • Outcomes from the Adult and Youth Multi-Agency Risk Reduction Group
  • Promotion of activities for youths

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people (56%) believe that ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle anti-social behaviour in their community. However, after they witnessed or experienced anti-social behaviour, a similar proportion of the public (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone.

We are urging members of the public not to suffer in silence if they experience anti-social behaviour. Incidents can be reported to our Community Safety Team or to the police if there is an immediate risk or danger.

Our Community Safety Team will be attending events across the borough during ASB Awareness Week 2022, including the Hertfordshire Satellite Law Clinic at Borehamwood Foodbank and engagements being held by the Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

Councillor Pervez Choudhury, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: "We are supporting ASB Awareness Week in Hertsmere, raising the profile of the impacts of anti-social behaviour and reinforcing our message that behaviour of this kind will not be tolerated. People unfortunately don’t always think about the consequences of their actions, which can have long-lasting impacts on others, as well as on their own futures.

“Victims of anti-social behaviour can be impacted more than we think due to the mindless actions of others - with people often experiencing anxiety, feeling unsafe or afraid to leave their homes.

"The vast majority of people are considerate and law-abiding members of the public, so it’s important that those who disrupt our communities, cannot be allowed to affect so many people’s lives. Hertsmere should be safe and reassuring place for everyone, so I want to assure the public that Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership and our partners are dedicated to tackling this kind of behaviour, as we understand it can have a lasting impact on individuals and neighbourhoods."

Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve, added: “ASB is not low-level crime. It can have a 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 Hertsmere Borough 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 about ASB Awareness Week – visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek  

To find out about Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership, please visit: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/csp

Posted on Monday 18th July 2022
 

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