From rowdiness and noisy neighbours to vandalism and littering, anti-social behaviour can be a scourge in our community – which is why Erewash Borough Council is backing ASB Awareness Week at the start of July.
The nationwide crusade aims to empower citizens and highlight what action can be taken and how everyone can play their part.
The initiative runs until 9 July. Residents may notice an increase in communications from agencies about ASB, or see additional officers in neighbourhoods.
The aim of the week is to ensure everyone knows how to get the advice they need. Erewash residents can access the Derbyshire ASB Hub, which provides clear advice on who can help and what to expect. Visit www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/asbhub for more information.
In addition, as part of the campaign and the Safer Streets initiative, a free “family fun day” is taking place in Cotmanhay. Erewash council has worked in partnership with Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to help stage the event on Saturday 8 July at the Cotmanhay Pavilion and Playing Fields from 10am to 3pm. There will be inflatables, bubbles workshops and circus skills lessons for kids.
Deputy Council Leader Becca Everett, Erewash’s Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:
“We know anti-social behaviour is something residents are rightly concerned about. Tackling it in partnership with other organisations has to be a priority. To combat anti-social behaviour the council is creating a brand new post dedicated to engaging with communities.”