Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk Police team up to support Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week 2023
Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Tenancy Services Team, working in partnership with Norfolk Police, are joining a national campaign to promote community safety in the area's neighbourhoods.
Running from Monday, July 3, until Sunday, July 9, Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week 2023 aims to encourage communities to work with their landlords and police to take a stand against ASB. The week will highlight action that can be taken by people who are victims of ASB.
Organised by Resolve, the UK's leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events involving local authorities, police, registered providers, charities, community groups and sports clubs.
In Great Yarmouth, 42 events are planned across the borough including pop-up engagement events, foot patrols, estate walks and street surgeries. A full list of activity can be found on the council's website and on social media.
People are being encouraged to take part in the events and share their views on ASB and suggestions for improvements. Information will be provided on how to resolve minor neighbourhood issues and what is and what is not considered ASB. There will also be opportunities to become more involved in community management.
Councillor Graham Plant, Portfolio Holder for Operational Property and Asset Management at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "To support the wellbeing of our communities, the council will always take a strong stance against ASB where possible through informal actions and by offering support to help people to improve their behaviour.
"In a small number of cases where this approach is unsuccessful, we have a strong partnership with the police and take swift, robust action to protect residents whose lives are being significantly negatively impacted by the behaviour of others.''
Incidents of ASB can be reported to the Tenancy Services Team via the council's website at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01493 846825/846839.
People who feel they are at immediate risk or in danger should call police on 999.