When faced with anti-social behaviour many people are unsure about what to do next. Mid Sussex District Council has its own Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator who works alongside agencies such as Sussex Police and registered social landlords tackling anti-social behaviour across the District. This work is part of the roadmap of Council activity contained within the Community Safety Plan.
Anti-social behaviour can mean different things to different people but can include vandalism, graffiti, drunken or abusive behaviour and harassment or intimidating behaviour.
To report anti-social behaviour residents can contact the Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator by telephone, email or online form. Once a complaint is registered, an incident diary will need to be kept for the duration of the complaint - this is particularly helpful in identifying the best course of action required. Incident diaries can also be used to highlight patterns of behaviour, allowing agencies such as the Police to plan initiatives around specific issues.
"Thankfully, anti-social behaviour is comparatively rare in Mid Sussex," said Councillor Snowling, Cabinet Member for Health and Community. "While fear of crime and anti-social behaviour can adversely affect the quality of life of communities, residents should be re-assured that we work closely with our partners to combat both the instances and causes of such behaviour."
The new anti-social behaviour leaflet is available from local Police Stations, help points and online at http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/.
For more information and advice surrounding anti-social behaviour please contact the Mid Sussex Anti-social Behaviour Co-ordinator by telephone on 01444 477489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also report incidents of anti-social behaviour online. Simply go to http://www.midsussex.gov.uk/ and click on the anti-social behaviour "report it" button.
21 September 2009