East Riding of Yorkshire Council to mark UK's first ASB Awareness Week

Mon, 19 Jul 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has joined a national campaign that is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and make communities safer.

The council is joining forces with the police and other community partners to run several street surgeries across the East Riding throughout the week to mark the launch of the UK's first official ASB Awareness Week.

Details regarding street surgeries across the East Riding are as follows:

Tuesday 20 July

The date for the street surgery in Bridlington is Tuesday 20 July, between 10am and 12pm. The surgery will be held on Bessingby Gate and Matson Road on West Hill Estate, Bridlington. Present will be officers from the council, Cllr Andy Walker and representation from Humberside Police. The surgery is in response to ongoing concerns of ASB in and around some of the flats and other properties in the area. 

ASB officers from the council will be on Widop Street, Goole (near the Five Rivers retirement properties) between 2pm and 3pm on Tuesday 20 July, for both a street surgery and available to give information to anyone interested in becoming an NWG coordinator. Residents in Goole with ASB concerns will be able to inform officers of problems on the day.

Thursday 22 July

As part of ASB week, two ASB officers will be at Withernsea CSC between 10am and 12pm next Thursday, 22nd July.  
Humberside Police have reported an increase in graffiti activity in Withernsea during the past few weeks and it is anticipated that, following time spent at the CSC, a walk will be made to view those areas affected by graffiti and that measures to reduce it along with procedures to report graffiti will be shared with officers.

Visit to Tower Hill Play area, Hessle between 1pm and 2pm with local PCSOs to provide opportunity to local residents living in the area to raise their concerns about ASB taking place in the play area. Residents can raise other issues in Hessle, and anyone who uses the play area is welcome to tell us their views of the behaviour in the play area as well. 

Visit to King Street (main shopping area), Cottingham between 3pm and 4pm with local PCSOs to provide opportunity to local residents and shoppers to raise any concerns they may have about ASB in this area (and Cottingham as a whole). We will be walking around the area, approaching members of the public rather than at a particular base so the public will have to look out for us. This particular time is when residents have complained to police about large groups of young people from the High School riding through on bikes or just behaving in an anti-social manner. 

Friday 23 July

Multi-agency site visit arranged for 10am at The Petuaria Centre, Brough following complaints about groups of youths gathering in an anti-social manner. Residents affected are invited to raise their concerns with representatives from the council, the Petuaria Centre, Parish Council, Ward Councillors and Police attending. 

The street surgery for north Holderness area will be held on Ashcourt Drive (new builds), Hornsea on Friday 23 July 2021 between 1pm and 2.30pm. An officer from ERYC's Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Humberside Police and Home Group will be in the area to discuss any issues of anti-social behaviour with residents.

Drop-in surgery (organised by Humberside Police) between 2pm and 4pm at All Saints Church, Pocklington to provide opportunity for residents to discuss concerns about anti-social behaviour in the churchyard. If residents want to raise other issues then they are welcome to but this surgery has been set up specifically following reports to Police and ERYC about groups of teenagers climbing on to a low roof in the churchyard and disturbing local residents. 

Saturday 24 July

ASB officers will be providing street surgeries in the Beverley and Tickton areas at the following times:
11am - 12pm - Burden Road Play area, Swinemoor Estate
1pm - 2pm - Hull Bridge Road/ Weel Road, Tickton
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Woodhall Way Play area, Molescroft

Residents in Beverley and Tickton with ASB concerns will be able to inform officers of problems on the day.

Running from July 19 to 25, ASB Awareness Week - Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it.

The week of action is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.

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

Kerri Harold, portfolio holder for public health and tackling inequalities at the council, said: "Anti-social behaviour can have a devastating impact on the lives of residents in some communities. That is why our hardworking ASB team at the council are having a strong presence on streets across the East Riding this week to give our residents the opportunity to speak to an officer fact-to-face about issues they may be aware of.

"ASB is always a challenge but by working alongside the police and other community partners, we believe we can make sure the East Riding remains a safe place for our residents to live."

Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve, said: "We need to change the way we think about ASB. It is not low-level crime. It devastates the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

"As the nation begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic and our society and economy celebrates the start of return to normal life, it is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs nationally and locally so that people feel safe in their homes and communities.

"We are delighted to have East Riding of Yorkshire Council involved in this hugely important and successful campaign.

"It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.

"Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and community."

For more information visit https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/anti-social-behaviour/

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