Yesterday afternoon, I spoke in Parliament about tackling anti-social behaviour in towns across England. In oral questions to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Crime Prevention, James Brokenshire, I asked what plans he has to assist local communities in tackling anti-social behaviour.
Outlining the success of community groups like the ‘Kickz’ football project in Cobholm; highlighting the vital role these youth groups play in preventing anti-social behaviour across the borough, and how this can be built on with this assistance of local Police teams to reduce crime in the future.
Mr Brokenshire commended the Great Yarmouth community in the fantastic work groups such as ‘Kickz’ carry out in local neighbourhoods. He went on to say how important it is to work closely with the local Police and Community Support teams to ensure applications for ASBOs are dealt with quickly so anti-social behaviour is curtailed as early as possible.
Anti-social behaviour affects many people across the country and I feel it is important to empower local communities in tackling the causes and effects of it in their neighbourhoods. The Police and Community Support Officers in Great Yarmouth work tirelessly in our communities to tackle anti-social behaviour at the source and it is vital they continue to do so.
Great Yarmouth has a plethora of local community projects and youth groups, which do a fantastic job in preventing anti-social behaviour before it occurs. It is essential to work closely with local Police teams to enable this good work to continue and deal with anti-social behaviour quickly and effectively.
10th May 2011