sends anti-social behaviour packing
I was proud to show Home Office Minister, Alan Campbell,
how targeted Government funding and a partnership between the
council, police, residents and businesses has transformed a Manor
Park housing estate that had been plagued by anti-social behaviour
into a safer place to live.
Since 2006, residents had suffered intimidating behaviour,
vandalism, illegally driven vehicles and loud music from car
stereos. Many of the youths responsible did not even live on the
Since measures were taken, which included CCTV, door entry
systems, ASBOs and regular police patrols, calls to the council's
anti-social behaviour hotline from the estate have fallen, with
only ten between January and April, compared to 24 over the same
period last year.
Safety remains your top concern and, by extension, one of ours.
Crime and anti-social behaviour in all forms are unacceptable and
we will deal with the minority who try to make life miserable for
the rest of us.
Our work on the Snowshill Estate illustrates the already
excellent relationship we have with the local police. We will
continue to work closely with residents to respond to the different
problems that exist in the area.