Local partnership launches summer campaign to tackle anti social behaviour

This summer, Winchester Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) is once again supporting Hampshire Constabulary’s Summer Anti Social Behaviour campaign.

The campaign, which began at the end of April and runs until the end of August, will see members of the WCSP working together to reduce the number of incidents of anti social behaviour across the district during the summer months.

The partnership is keen to promote all that Winchester has to offer and encourage people to consider how their behaviour might impact on those around them.

Throughout the next few months, the partnership will use a number of strategies to help prevent instances of anti social behaviour. These include:

  • Taking part in local community events- these include Party in the Parks, Picnics and sports events.

  • Extra patrol resources- high visibility patrols in known hotspot location. (Police, ACSOs and Neighbourhood Wardens)

  • Enforcing the Alcohol Control Zone

  • Writing letters to pupils - letters have been sent to pupils and their parents providing them with information on action that can be taken if an individual is continually identified as causing anti social behaviour within the district.

  • Giving out warnings to individuals displaying anti social behaviour within the community

Cllr Lucille Thompson, Winchester City Council's Portfolio Holder for Communities and Safety, said: "Winchester Community Safety Partnership wants to ensure that people of all ages can enjoy spending time in our parks and open spaces. We believe that, by putting in place prevention and education measures, we can reduce anti-social behaviour and promote all that the district has to offer."

For more information about the campaign, visit the WCSP website at: http://www.wdsp.co.uk/communitysafety/campaigns/current-campaigns/summer-campaign/

You can contact the Community Safety Team on communitysafety@winchester.gov.uk or 01962 848 423.