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December Day of Action to highlight ASB

Colleagues from Community Gateway Association’s Tenancy Management team are co-ordinating a day of action around the Larches and Savick areas today (2nd December). They will be joined by members of the CGA Community Engagement team, Councillors David Borrow, Jennifer Mein and Phil Crowe and officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

As Preston’s largest housing association and the main landlord in the Larches and Savick area. During the past few months, we have received a rise in reports of antisocial behaviour (ASB) and youth nuisance. Concerns have been raised about groups of young people congregating after school and causing a nuisance in some of the accommodation blocks and around Savick shops, endangering themselves and others.

Graham Dunkley, Tenancy Enforcement Manager at CGA said:

Community Gateway have joined forces with the Police and other partner agencies to work together to tackle the problem. The day of action is being held to reach out to the community in these difficult times; to raise awareness and let residents know how to report criminal behaviour and other nuisance. We will be out across all the estate and would encourage anyone who wanted to ask questions or talk to us to please do so. Naturally safe social distancing will be observed.”

Colleagues will be available by the shops on West Park Avenue at 2pm to talk to people returning from school and offer advice and reassurance. They will also use the opportunity to collect any new reports of ASB.

In addition, the team will be delivering flyers detailing what to do if tenants are concerned about anti-social behaviour. As well as the usual phone, web and email contact details, the leaflets will promote a new reporting ‘app which enables people to report problem behaviour confidentially to CGA through a few simple clicks on a smartphone.