Crack­down tar­gets trou­ble mak­ers

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HIS week’s Polic­ing Mat­ters de­tails the steps be­ing taken to tar­get anti-so­cial be­hav­iour across the north of the bor­ough...

We hope ev­ery­one has been en­joy­ing the Easter break? At this time of year this is not such a good break for peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties experiencing anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

Around Easter we al­ways see a spike in re­ports of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour usu­ally due to a mi­nor­ity of peo­ple who de­cide to cause mis­chief and an­noy­ance to our res­i­dents here in Tame­side.

Lev­els of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour have been re­duc­ing over the past 12 months right across Tame­side.

This is due to the hard work from our great lo­cal ward teams here at Tame­side North, and the more joined up work­ing ap­proach that we have in­vested a lot of time in, to en­sure that ASB is driven down and stays low.

This work will con­tinue and we will strive for bet­ter prac­tices and so­lu­tions to safe­guard our com­mu­ni­ties from this type of be­hav­iour.

In re­sponse to this peren­nial is­sue of an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour we launched an op­er­a­tion called Op Easter to tackle some of the is­sues at this time of the year.

This op­er­a­tion has been run­ning from Fri­day, April 3, and con­tin­ued till Sun­day, April 19 so that we en­com­passed the main times when re­ports of ASB are at their high­est due to the schools be­ing off across the bor­ough.

Op Easter has been tar­get­ing ASB right across Tame­side North ar­eas.

The op­er­a­tion and the ar­eas that we fo­cus on is driven by cur­rent trends and is­sues specif­i­cally af­fect­ing our var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties – not only be­cause of the chil­dren be­ing off, but also due to other fac­tors which have an ad­verse ef­fect of the lives of our law abid­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

This can range from rowdy or in­con­sid­er­ate neigh­bours to drunk and abu­sive peo­ple.

We have been util­is­ing our Po­lice Com­mu­nity Sup­port Of­fi­cers and the Spe­cial Con­stab­u­lary to fo­cus on the ar­eas where ASB is an is­sue and ro­bust polic­ing has been used to tackle any­one caus­ing an­noy­ance or is­sues for our com­mu­ni­ties.

We have also been work­ing very closely with our key part­ners such as Tame­side Coun­cil and our hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tions such as New Char­ter, to help stamp out ASB, util­is­ing the new anti-so­cial be­hav­iour laws, which make it eas­ier to deal with per­sis­tent ASB per­pe­tra­tors and their fam­i­lies.

Be warned if your child or any other per­son is caus­ing is­sues for res­i­dents or the com­mu­nity your ten­ancy could be at risk.

As al­ways if you do see any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in your area we need to speak to you.

Please ring GMP on 101 or re­port anony­mously through Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

If you want to know more about what’s hap­pen­ing in your area, please like our Face­book page. We can be found by search­ing on Face­book for GMP Tame­side North.

We also have up to the minute in­for­ma­tion com­ing through from our Twit­ter ac­counts.

If you have a Twit­ter ac­count we can be found by search­ing for @GMPAsh­ton (cov­ers all Ash­ton ar­eas) and @GMPDuk­in­field (cov­ers Duk­in­field, Staly­bridge and Mossley).

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