The Community Safety Partnership, based in Ceredigion joined the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting on Thursday 21 July as part of Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week 2022.
Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading anti-social behaviour (ASB) and community safety organisation, the aim of the campaign is to get as many groups across the country as possible to have one big conversation about anti-social behaviour.
According to YouGov research commissioned by Resolve, 14% of people have been a victim of anti-social behaviour in the last 3 years, which would equate to 9.5 million people across the UK.
However, worryingly after they witnessed or experienced ASB, more than half of people (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone. One-third of people said that anti-social behaviour has got worse in their local area compared with 3 years ago.
In joining the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting, Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is urging others to join in with conversations to help tackle anti-social behaviour.
Councillor Matthew Vaux for Ceredigion County Council and Cabinet member with responsibility for Housing, Legal and Governance, People and Organisation and Public Protection said: “Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital that the challenge of anti-social behaviour continues to be given the priority it needs through working with partner organisations and communities. Together we can tackle this and make our homes and communities safe and secure for all who live in them. If you witness any form of antisocial behaviour, please report it to 101 either by phone or online.”
Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve added: “We are delighted that Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is supporting this hugely important campaign. Talking about anti-social behaviour and how it can be tackled is a key part in dealing with the growing challenges being faced in communities. Anti-social behaviour can have a long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities, so having conversations around how to tackle it is really important.”
For more information about Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week, visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek