Plus Dane backs ASB Awareness Week

19.07.2021

We have joined a national campaign bringing together people and organisations to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and help make communities safer.

Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local Government Association, National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council.

Over the last year, our specialist Community Safety Team has dealt with more than 150 cases of ASB. Common issues include neighbours playing loud music, drug offences, vandalism, and physical assault.

Community safety manager Nicola Andrews said: “We know anti social behaviour can affect our customers in many ways, and as a landlord we are committed to tackling the issue.

“Anti social behaviour is a blight on our communities and we are able to offer a wide variety of solutions to make sure our customers are safe and secure in their homes.”

Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve, said: “We need to change the way we think about ASB. It is not low-level crime. It devastates the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

“As the nation begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic and our society and economy celebrates the start of return to normal life, it is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs nationally and locally so that people feel safe in their homes and communities.

“We are delighted to have Plus Dane involved in this hugely important and successful campaign.

“It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.

“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and community.”

For more information visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek.