Successful week for Sussex Police and Crawley Borough Council

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Sussex Police, Crawley Borough Council and partners spent a week tackling anti-social behaviour in Maidenbower recently.

Police Community Support Officers and the council’s Community Wardens held daily street surgeries in Maidenbower Square with the support of local businesses and the community.

The week of action was held to understand the problems in the neighbourhood and the best way to tackle them.

They met residents and asked if they had encountered any issues. The responses were positive, with residents keen to see more street surgeries outside of office hours to continue to improve communication with the police.

Inspector Jo Webb said “Sussex Police will continue working closely with partners identifying more opportunities for engagement. Where offences are identified we will be taking positive action to deal with problems.”

Councillor Michael Jones, Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Engagement, said “After an encouraging week of action in Maidenbower, both the council and the police understand the problems residents have reported and how to tackle them.

“I’m positive that with this knowledge, effective steps will now be taken to reduce the anti-social behaviour in the area. If other areas of Crawley also begin to experience issues on this scale, I will support similar action being taken there.”

Crawley Borough Council will continue to take a fair but firm approach towards neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour to make Crawley an even happier, safer place to live.

Anti-social behaviour can take many forms, for example, rowdy and nuisance behaviour in residential areas, threatening and intimidating behaviour and verbal abuse, drug dealing and drug use, graffiti and street drinking.

You can report crime and incidents online at www.sussex.police.uk/reportonline

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