Community Safety Partnership plans events for UK's first anti-social behaviour awareness week

A series of events will take place across Uttlesford next week as part of a national campaign dedicated to tackling anti-social behaviour.

Running from 19 to 25 July, ASB Awareness Week is the first national campaign aimed at bringing together people and organisations to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.

Members of the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership (CSP) will be out and about in the district during the week, focussing on the anti-social behaviour that residents are concerned about.

They will be at:

·       Recreation Ground, Great Dunmow - Monday 19 July, 10am to 2pm

·       The Co-op, Stansted - Wednesday 21 July, 10am to 2pm 

·       Recreation Ground, Thaxted - Friday 23 July, 10am to 1pm - part of the ongoing Reaching Our Rural Communities project specifically offering support and advice to the farming community

·       Saffron Walden Market - Saturday 24 July, 10am to 2pm

·       One Minet Skate Park, Saffron Walden-Saturday 24 July, 1pm to 5pm

During the events, the CSP - which includes Essex Police, Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, Uttlesford District Council and the Uttlesford Council for Voluntary Services - will be on hand to give fire safety and crime prevention advice, as well as provide information on how and where to report issues of anti-social behaviour. They will be holding tool marking sessions and providing details on how to sign up to watch schemes such as Neighbourhood Watch and Essex Police Watch, Farm Watch and Dog Watch.

Local police and community safety officers will also be targeting anti-social behaviour hot-spots in the evenings.

And, as part of the initiative, Essex Police Road Policing officers will be out in the district to clamp down on speeding motorists, whilst the North Essex Parking Partnership will be on patrol around schools.

Cllr Colin Day, Uttlesford District Council's Portfolio Holder for Communities and Public Safety, said: "Anti-social behaviour comes in many forms, from litter and noise nuisance to repeated criminal behaviour - ASB Awareness Week is about increasing understanding of what anti-social behaviour is and the impact it has on people's lives."

Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local Government Association National Police Chiefs' Council and the National Fire Chiefs' Council.

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14 July 2021