IT’S ASB Awareness Week – and Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has been meeting with people who have been affected by anti-social behaviour.
ASB can take many shapes and forms and can cause distress to anyone who experiences it.
Mr Dwyer said: “Listening to people across the county, all of their issues are similar.
“It’s such a shame that the actions of a few can have such a detrimental impact on the many. I’ve heard many stories which include people feeling unsafe in their communities, unable to enjoy their own homes due to anti-social behaviour and I want to send the clear message that, that sort of behaviour will not be tolerated here in Cheshire.”
Anti-social behaviour is defined as acting in a way that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress to one or more people in another household. In order for the behaviour to be labelled as anti-social behaviour the behaviour must be persistent
ExampleS of anti-social behaviour include, but aren’t limited to:
•Excessive or persistent noise e.g. loud music or TV
•Abusive or insulting behaviour
•Shouting, screaming, swearing or drunkenness
•Using violence or threatening to use violence
•Vandalism, graffiti or fly tipping
•Using cars or motorbikes illegally.
Over this week, the Commissioner will be sharing some steps he’s taken to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area. Some of the steps taken have involved local community groups applying to the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund.
More information is available from Cheshire Constabulary.