We’re helping communities tackle anti-social behaviour during ASB Awareness Week 2023
Published: Monday, 3 July, 2023
Stroud District Council has joined a national campaign to promote awareness of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in the Stroud district safe.
Running from July 3 to 9, ASB Awareness Week 2023 aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it.
Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events all across the UK involving councils, police forces, housing associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.
Stroud District Council officers are taking part in a week-long series of community events including an information event at Woodfields play area in Cam on Tuesday 4 July from 10am - 12.30pm.
Joined by Gloucestershire Constabulary, The Cotswold Dogs and Cats Home, GL11 Community Hub and P3, it will feature scooter and bike marking, free-of-charge pet microchipping, a food bank and pet food bank, ASB support and information mobile police unit and cost of living support.
Children can win tickets to Cattle Country and The Pulse leisure centre by entering a colouring competition, and adults can pose with an ASB Awareness Week frame to win a voucher for Leaf and Ground Café.
Stroud District Council chair of Housing Committee, Cllr Mattie Ross is urging members of the public not to suffer in silence if they experience ASB.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home and we are committed to working with everyone in our communities to ensure they are supported to live their lives in peace.
“Incidents of ASB can be reported on our website here https://www.stroud.gov.uk/report/report-antisocial-behaviour-asb or to the Police if people feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger.”
Cllr Lucas Schoemaker, vice chair said:
“Community resilience and wellbeing and strengthening and supporting our communities so people feel included is one of the key priorities in our Council Plan.”
Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve added:
“ASB is not low-level. It can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.
“It is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.
“We are delighted that Stroud District Council is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.”
For more information about ASB Awareness Week – visit www.resolveuk.org.uk