South Wales Police shows support for ASB Awareness Week 2023
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South Wales Police has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in South Wales safe.
Running from July 3 to 9, ASB Awareness Week 2023 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.
South Wales Police is urging members of the public not to suffer in silence if they experience ASB. Incidents can be reported to the anti-social behaviour team at your local authority, or to the police via our live chat function on our website or you can also call us on 101. If it is an emergency and you are in immediate risk or danger always calls 999.
South Wales Police is hosting several engagement events to increase awareness of ASB and encourage positive behaviours. These include visits to schools, youth clubs and community centres to engage with young people and adults about ASB, litter picks, off-road bike operations, water safety demonstrations with the fire service and other activities with the local council, housing, National Resources Wales and other partners.
There will be lots of opportunities to get involved. Please look out for further information posted on our social media pages.
The Safer Summer campaign is also running throughout the Summer period giving crime prevention tips and safety advice around anti-social behaviour.
Chief Inspector Mark Brier, force lead for ASB said:
“Tackling anti-social behaviour is a priority for South Wales Police. ASB is not a low-level crime. It devastates communities and has a profound impact on victims. Everyone can be impacted by ASB – and everyone can play a role in tackling it too.
“We want early intervention and prevention for anti-social behaviour. What that means is support for the people that are doing ASB, help for their families and support for victims.
“We work with our partner agencies to do as much preventative work as we can. In some cases we do encounter persistent offenders and it’s then that we go to enforcement to ensure victims of ASB get the help that they need.
“If you are experiencing behaviour that is persistent and causing you harassment, alarm or distress, then please report this.”
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said:
“It is one of my top priorities as Home Secretary to drive down anti-social behaviour which has a real negative impact on people’s wellbeing and sense of safety in their own neighbourhoods.
“I want to see common sense policing that delivers swift justice for victims and real consequences for perpetrators. I am pleased to see the commitment from police forces to ensure our Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan is implemented in every community across the country, making streets safer for all.”
We also encourage you to sign-up to our South Wales Listens service. This is a free messaging service for people who live and work in South Wales to help our communities to stay informed and up to date with news, engagement events and general policing activities from your local police teams.
It also gives our communities a great opportunity to provide feedback to their local neighbourhood police teams on the issues that matter most to them, helping us to work together to make south Wales the safest place in the UK.