No tolerance for antisocial behaviour
Published 4 Sep 2012 11:00 0 Comments
ANTISOCIAL behaviour in the Wee County will not be tolerated, says Clackmannanshire Council.
The declaration came after high level meeting attended by council, police and community chiefs last week.
The local authority said the public, community groups and public services need to work together to promote Clackmannanshire as a safe place to live and work.
The meeting, chaired by council leader Gary Womersley, followed on from earlier discussions which had taken place between the council, Alva Community Council, the Joint Community Councils' Forum (JCCF), senior representatives of Central Scotland Police and the Tenants and Residents' Federation.
Councillor Womersley said that Clackmannanshire enjoys a great sense of community which would not be eroded by a minority of individuals.
He added the council and partners would do everything in their powers to resolve the issue.
Anna Forbes chair of the JCCF said, "Antisocial behaviour is everyone's issue and everyone has to contribute to finding solutions. As well as asking the council and the police for help, we need to think about how we can actively support the authorities, by, for example, making sure we report incidents."
Police and community wardens' patrols have recently been stepped up with a resultant decrease in incidents of antisocial behaviour.
Margaret Malcolm, of Alva Community Council said, "People in Alva have noticed a difference recently due to a visible police presence. However, this isn't just about Alva, it's about all communities taking a firm stand and working with the authorities."
The council is also considering establishing a noise pilot project, which will be discussed in greater detail with Alva representatives.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 04 Sep 12
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