As part of Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 July) officers from Woking Borough Council will be taking to locations around the borough to advise residents on what is and isn’t classed as anti-social behaviour and how to report it.
Responsibility for dealing with different types of anti-social behaviour is shared between a number of agencies including police, councils, and social landlords. To help raise awareness, representatives will be available at the following locations and times:
- Monday 22 July: 2pm to 4pm, West Byfleet (Station Approach)
- Tuesday 23 July: 10am to 12noon, Woking Town Centre (Mercia Walk)
- Wednesday 24 July: 2pm to 4pm, Brookwood Sainsbury’s
- Thursday 25 July: 2pm to 4pm, Goldsworth Park (near Waitrose)
If someone is a victim of anti-social behaviour and they feel that no one is listening or the situation is getting worse, residents can have their anti-social behaviour issue reviewed by a process called the 'community trigger'. This is a request to review a case and brings agencies together to take a joined up approach to finding a solution to anti-social behaviour.
Cllr Colin Kemp, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: “Woking is generally a very safe place to live, however at times we can all be affected by anti-social behaviour. These types of behaviours might include nuisance or noisy neighbours, abandoned or burnt out cars and off-road vehicle nuisance, using and dealing drugs, drunken or rowdy behaviour, graffiti and hate crime.
“When tackling anti-social behaviour we use a variety of methods from warning letters to deploying mobile CCTV. We also work closely with other agencies, such as Surrey Police and Surrey County Council. Throughout this week we will be highlighting to residents what is classed an anti-social behaviour, how to report it, and which options are available.”
Alternatively, for information about tackling anti-social behaviour in Surrey visit www.healthysurrey.org.uk/your-health/community-safety