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County council supports residents to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published: 13 May 2019

Residents can find out how to tackle anti-social behaviour as part of a campaign backed by Derbyshire County Council.

While Derbyshire continues to be one of the safest places to live in the country, anti-social behaviour remains a concern for local people.

So the county council has teamed up with Derbyshire Police, district and borough councils to try to tackle the issue.

A leaflet has been produced to help people understand what is, and is not, anti-social behaviour and where to find help and advice if they think they are a victim.

The authority is also working with Derbyshire Victim Services, a charity which offers support to people affected by crime, including anti-social behaviour.

Residents are also being urged to apply for a county council Action Grant to set up projects aimed at reducing crime and fear of crime and help to keep themselves safe.

Councillor Carol Hart, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, said:

"If someone feels they are a victim of anti-social behaviour it can have a huge impact on their quality of life, particularly if it has been going on for a long time.

“It can be made more frustrating because different issues are reported to different agencies so this can be confusing and residents sometimes feel like they are not being listened to.

“We’ve worked with Derbyshire Police and other agencies to create a handy leaflet which explains what is and is not anti-social behaviour and where to report their concerns.

“Derbyshire Victim Services is also doing a fantastic job in supporting people who have been affected by anti-social behaviour by offering practical help, a listening ear and reassurance."

Groups that have already benefitted from Action Grants include Chesterfield Street Pastors, Heanor-based Salcare to support victims of domestic abuse and East Midlands Jiu Jitsu Association to provide equipment.

Find out how to apply for an Action Grant.

Find more information about anti-social behaviour on Safer Derbyshire.