Published: Monday 19th July 2021

Anti-social behaviour can take many shapes and forms and can cause distress to anyone who experiences it.

This week, 19th – 25th July 2021, marks Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) awareness week, and since coming into office, Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has been meeting with people from around the county who have shared their experiences of how ASB has been affecting them.

John Dwyer, said:

“Listening to people across the county, all of their issues are similar. It’s such a shame that the actions of a few can have such a detrimental impact on the many. I’ve heard many stories which include people feeling unsafe in their communities, unable to enjoy their own homes due to anti-social behaviour and I want to send the clear message that, that sort of behaviour will not be tolerated here in Cheshire.”

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is defined as acting in a way that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress to one or more people in another household. In order for the behaviour to be labelled as anti-social behaviour the behaviour must be persistent.

Example of anti-social behaviour include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Excessive or persistent noise e.g. loud music or TV
  • Abusive or insulting behaviour
  • Shouting, screaming, swearing or drunkenness
  • Using violence or threatening to use violence
  • Vandalism, graffiti or fly tipping
  • Using cars or motorbikes illegally.

Over this week, the Commissioner will be sharing some steps he’s taken to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area. Some of the steps taken have involved local community groups applying to the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. More information about this fund is available here Community Action Fund (cheshire-pcc.gov.uk).

If you’d like to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour, all the information you need to know is available here Report antisocial behaviour | Cheshire Constabulary.

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