Continued Success for Partnership ASB Summer Campaign
Press Release: 17/10/2012
Winchester Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) is celebrating after their recent ASB Summer Campaign showed an 8% reduction in ASB incidents, compared to the same period in 2011. The campaign ran from 1 April to 30 September 2012.
Improving weather and lighter evenings can sometimes generate an increase in reports of ASB which is often linked to large groups of people gathering in open space areas. A small minority do engage in behaviour that can escalate from ASB into criminal damage or more serious alcohol related ASB. This behaviour can impact on local communities and individual's quality of life. To try and reassure the public members of Winchester Community Safety Partnership put together a campaign aimed at taking a robust stance in tackling and enforcing against ASB, especially as it is a high priority for Winchester communities.
The District Commander for Winchester and East Hants, Chief Inspector James Fulton said: “I am pleased to see that the campaign has produced some successful results again this year. Hampshire Constabulary Officers have been actively involved in this campaign by undertaking joint patrols on Friday and Saturday evenings in identified hotspot areas. This along with other interventions that we specifically put in place as part of the campaign will have contributed to the overall reduction figures.”
Cllr Patricia Stallard, Chairman of Winchester Community Safety Partnership, said “ASB remains a key priority for the Partnership and it is down to good partnership working that the campaign has seen another successful year with ASB reducing again. The Partnership will continue to put in place initiatives and campaigns to respond to the seasonal trends related to ASB so that we can further reduce the impact of ASB during the summer, making the Winchester District a more enjoyable place to relax, visit and work in.”
To find out more about the work of the Winchester Community Safety Partnership please visit www.wdsp.co.uk/communitysafety