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Following pressure from the Lib Dems the Anti-Social Behaviour Team doubled in size

August 17, 2019 9:43 PM
By Steve Beasant

Following pressure from the Lib Dems the Anti-Social Behaviour Team doubled in size

For many years the East Marsh has been blighted by anti-social behaviour and local agencies have been slow to act upon residents' concerns. Just before the recent local elections - the Council doubled the size of ASB team. This means that there is now a named ASB coordinator (Tom Shaw) on the East Marsh.

Tom will be attending all meetings of East Marsh Involve and at a recent meeting he advised all residents that if you are suffering from any form of ASB, make sure that you report it through to your Ward Councillors.

ASB (Steve Beasant)

Steve said: "Anti-social behaviour can blight people's lives, and no one should have to suffer this problem day in and day out - we want it to stop. That is why we pressed the Council to double the size of the ASB team.

"Both myself, Kay and Terry are working closely with Tom Shaw to overcome all of your problems - we want to make our area a better place to live. If problems persist we will call on the Council to take strong action and that could mean that we press for house closures."

Terry said: "As a ward councillor one of the biggest issues that I have to deal with is anti-social behaviour - residents have been suffering because of Government cutbacks. Hopefully, the Lib Dems pressure will result in better outcomes for people who are suffering from anti-social behaviour."

Kay said: "Unfortunately ASB is much higher on the East Marsh than any other ward, and because of this, I am pleased that the Lib Dems have secured new funding to double the size of the ASB team. A strong presence on the East Marsh will not resolve the issue, it needs to be backed up by action and that is why we are calling for house closures and other strong enforcement were necessary.

"Residents have had enough, and we are determined to make a huge difference. If you are suffering from ASB and want to report it, please come along to our Ward Surgery - every Saturday on Freeman Street Market (10am - 12noon)."