Community Gateway have joined a national campaign that is bringing together people and organisations across the country to take a stand against anti-social behaviour (ASB) and make communities safer.
Running from July 19 to 25, ASB Awareness Week – Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it. Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve who have organised the national campaign 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. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their home and community.”
As part of the campaign, CGA are holding estate-based partnership workshops this week to identify and tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) hotspots and reconnect with communities following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions..
Following customer feedback, staff at CGA have also increased their presence out on the estates, working with partners like The Police and Preston City Council to tackle the issues that matter to local people.
CGA has also introduced new ways of reporting noise and nuisance behaviour to make it easier and more convenient for their tenants. Last year, we launched remote reporting Apps downloadable from online App stores which allow people to send reports and evidence directly to Gateway case officers.
Graham Dunkley, CGA’s Tenancy Enforcement Manager said:
“Since the start of the pandemic, Community Gateway has seen a significant increase in reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB). Throughout the many lockdowns and despite the challenges that restrictions presented to the way we operate, we have continued to work with partners to tackle and prevent problems as they present themselves. We recognise that our communities are feeling isolated and anxious about restrictions being lifted, so we are trying to provide a reassuring presence out and about on our estates engaging directly and supporting everyone, in particular victims of anti-social behaviour. Along with our partners, we are committed to dealing with ASB and are working hard to make a difference”.
If you want to report anti-social behaviour or noise nuisance, find out more about the ways you can report or simply speak to someone about your concerns, please call the Tenancy Management team at 0800 953 0213 or click here.