Our special joint event to help reduce anti-social behaviour

Our special joint event to help reduce anti-social behaviour
11th May 2018 Amanda Bhavnani
Staff from Greenfields and the Council

We recognise the impact that anti-social behaviour (ASB) can have on the lives of residents, and the importance of tackling it effectively.  We aim to provide an excellent service and have fully-trained Neighbourhood Co-ordinators to help and support you.

Here, Arron Samson, one our Neighbourhood Managers, explains how we work with partnership organisations to help tackle ASB together:

“Greenfields have always placed a firm commitment to supporting our tenants when they are exposed to anti-social behaviour (ASB) in our communities.

Our team here in the neighbourhoods department is made up of 14 Neighbourhood Co-ordinators and they help to support victims of ASB,  which includes enforcing tenancies where is it deemed necessary against perpetrators (people who commit ASB).

In order for us to deliver this work we rely heavily on our partner agencies, including the Police, Social Services, Probation, Youth Offending Teams, to name a few! Our closest partner is Braintree District Council, and each of us values this positive relationship.

Back in March we decided to take a look at each of our approaches when tackling low-level nuisance and ASB (such as fly-tipping and dog-fouling). We identified that there were some areas whereby we could probably work together much more efficiently and, ultimately, deliver a better service to residents, generally.

So earlier this month we decided to hold a “working together” event between our Neighbourhoods Team and Braintree District Council’s Street Scene Enforcement Team. This allowed both teams to gain a better understanding of what each team does and what powers were available to tackle persistent nuisance behaviour both separately and together.

The event was very positive and we all felt that we gained a lot from learning how we can be more proactive to work better together. Some of the main discussions points included the benefits of Injunctions, Closure Orders and Community Protection Notices, which all help to reduce ASB as there are legal consequences if the terms of these aren’t followed.

We will now start improving our processes to make them more efficient and effective, which will enable us to be there for our residents when they need us.

Find out more about ASB and how to report it by clicking on this link: Report anti-social behaviour

Contact your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator by clicking on this link: Your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator

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