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Anti-Social Behaviour

Alert message sent 21/07/2019 11:38:00

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Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a common topic in the media and a major concern to many people.  However, there is also a lack of understanding of what it is and how you can deal with it.
 
ASB can be defined as follows (source – Police.UK):
 
Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed. It also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance.
 
This can include (but is not limited to):
  • Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Street drinking
  • Environmental damage including littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars
  • Prostitution related activity
  • Begging and vagrancy
  • Fireworks misuse
  • Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles
So how do you deal with someone who is causing ASB?  Your first step should be to try and resolve it yourself, by talking to them and explaining the problems they are causing and asking them to think about their future behaviour.

That can be problematic especially if you’re scared about talking to the people or if they are in a large group.  The police and the local council are your next step.  You can contact the police on 101 (or via the TVP website) and in Slough you can contact Slough Borough Council on their ASB line (01753 875298).

Slough Neighbourhood officers want to reduce ASB in the local area and are working with a variety of people across Slough in order to do so.  We can’t always succeed, and the results aren’t always immediate but we’re committed to trying to reduce ASB.  Across the next week, you’ll see us out and about Slough targeting various areas to deter and disrupt people causing ASB.  When you see us, feel free to come and talk to us and let us know what the issues are and we’ll see if we can help you.
 
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Andrew Barkham (Police, PS, Slough)

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