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Leaflet Aims To Crack Down On Anti-Social Behaviour

Introduction

A new leaflet, distributed by the Government, is to provide residents with advice on tackling anti-social behaviour. The leaflet, entitled Tackling Anti Social Behaviour, explains where residents can go for help in solving anti-social problems. It describes what you can expect from the Police, your council and other agencies in dealing with anti-social behaviour, and how you can work with them to solve problems in your neighbourhood. An 'early intervention' approach is already adopted by the Chichester District Crime and Disorder Partnership. Officers from Chichester District Council, the Police and Registered Social Landlords work together to act quickly on any reports of anti-social behaviour. This is in response to the minimum standards set by the Government on how agencies should respond to complaints of such behaviour.



To report anti-social behaviour, you can call the Community Safety Team at the District Council during office hours, on 01243 534801. Alternatively, you can call our Anti-Social Behaviour Hotline, available 24 hours a day, on 01243 534700. A member of the team will respond quickly to out of hours reports. For more information, and to see the Council's anti-social behaviour policy, please go to the community safety pages at www.chichester.gov.uk

Residents can also ring Sussex Police on 0845 6070 999, or visit their website at http://www.sussex.police.uk/your-neighbourhood/your-district/chichester/local-team/WC2NH19 to find out about their Neighbourhood Policing Team and who their local officers are. They can also discover more about the Neighbourhood Management Panel. This is an open forum where people can discuss issues of concern, and help determine patrol priorities for the officers.

Councillor Derek James, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety at Chichester District Council, says: "The Chichester District is a predominantly safe area. A recent National Survey indicates a fall in people's perception of anti-social behaviour incidents. However, we should not feel complacent. These leaflets, and other services provided, inform people how they can keep this kind of behaviour to an absolute minimum."