Drop-in surgery held at All Saints Church Pocklington to mark UK’s first ASB Awareness Week
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, including one in Pocklington, to mark the launch of the UK’s first official ASB Awareness Week.
A drop-in surgery (organised by Humberside Police) will be held between 2pm and 4pm on Friday, July 23 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.
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/