Rochdale MP, Tony Lloyd, has backed a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in Rochdale safe.
Tony said, “Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and community. Far too often I’ve met with constituents who tell me of their experiences of anti-social behaviour and seen the devastating impact it has on them. Some are afraid to leave their homes, feeling like they have nowhere to turn and for some, accepting it as a way of life.
“That is not acceptable. We all have a part to play in tackling it, and I am pleased to offer my support to ASB Awareness Week 2022. It is important that anti-social behaviour continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.
“People musn’t suffer in silence. Incidents can be reported to the anti-social behaviour team at the local Council, or to the Police if people feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger.”
Running from July 18 to 22, ASB Awareness Week – Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it.
Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events all across the UK involving Councils, Police Forces, Housing Associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.
Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people (56%) believe that ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle ASB in their community. However, after they witnessed or experienced ASB, a similar proportion of the public (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone.
For more information about ASB Awareness Week – visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek
Notes to editors:-
About the survey
All survey figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2006 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 1st – 4th April 2022. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
About ASB Awareness Week 2022
ASB Awareness Week will runs between 18 – 22 July 2022
The week of action will bring together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.
Organised by Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Local Government Association, National Police Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council.
Resolve is a centre of excellence solely focused upon community safety and anti-social behaviour (ASB). We strongly advocate that community safety issues and ASB can be tackled effectively, and everyone has a right to feel safe. ASB should be treated as a priority, it is not low level and is a precursor to serious crime.
It is our mission to professionalise the sector by helping organisations to effectively deal with community safety and ASB issues through training, support, guidance and sharing best practice.
Tackling ASB and community safety is core business for all of our members, including social housing providers who collectively manage more than 3 million homes throughout the UK. Other members include Local Authorities, who make up 25% of our membership, housing law solicitors, mediation services and the Police.
For more information visit http://www.resolveuk.org.uk