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Hasland and St Leonard's officers vow to tackle anti-social behaviour

Posted on 21st May 2015

Officers in Hasland and St Leonard’s are set to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in various locations after residents raised concerns at a recent community panel meeting.

The area’s Safer Neighbourhood team hosted the event on Thursday, May 14 to speak to local people about neighbourhood issues. 

Attendees raised concerns about ASB in Eastwood Park and Hasland Village, Spital Park off Spital Lane, and the skate park near to the B&Q store, mainly during the evenings and weekends.

Officers will be increasing patrols in problem hot spots over the coming months in a bid to clamp down on the issue as well as speaking to any offenders and advising them about their behaviour.

They will be seizing alcohol from any underage drinkers, issuing warning letters, visiting parents and working alongside other agencies and the youth service to encourage youngsters to take part in alternative positive activities.

PCSO Janet Austin from the team was at the meeting and spoke to local residents. She said: “It was good to meet people to have a chat with them about concerns they have for the areas they live in, and ASB was clearly a main concern.

“As well as the work we will be doing to clamp down on the problems, I would urge residents in the areas and park users to report any nuisance or suspicious activity to us, so we can work to tackle the issue promptly.”

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