Crackdown targets trouble makers
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).