Wirral Council is working with Merseyside Police and other partners in the local community to highlight the support available to people experiencing anti-social behaviour and the work taking place in Wirral to prevent and tackle it.
This week – 18-22 July – has been nationally identified as a week to shine a spotlight on anti-social behaviour (ASB) to help make communities safer.
During the week there are several community engagement activities planned including door-knocking sessions in Greasby, Woodchurch and Seacombe which are carried out to reassure residents and provide them with information on how to report ASB.
The mobile police station will also be available at key ASB locations across the borough to build on the work they carry out on a daily basis in our communities to address the issues that matter to Wirral residents.
Cllr Helen Cameron, Chair of the Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee, said, “While overall crime has reduced since 2020, crimes such as anti-social behaviour have seen increases in some areas.
“The Council continues to work closely with Police, Housing Associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs and during ASB week we will be taking part in the multi-agency Operation Staysafe. This operation will target people involved in risk-taking behaviour, as well as conducting several local Action Days across Wirral, in response to reports of ASB.
“We know how much anti-social behaviour can negatively impact residents’ lives and the cumulative effect of multiple incidents can be debilitating. This week provides further opportunities to encourage more people to report ASB, whilst raising awareness of the Community Trigger to resolve ongoing situations.
“Tackling ASB remains a key priority of Wirral’s Community Safety Strategy, with plans to not only prevent crimes and use appropriate enforcement but to also work to understand root causes within our communities.”
ASB Awareness Week is organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC).
- For more information visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek
- If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour or are a victim of a crime you are encouraged to report this to Merseyside Police @MerPolCC or online here
- You can also report anti-social behaviour to Wirral Council or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111