Mansfield: Residents get antisocial behaviour support

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Handy fridge magnets with emergency telephone numbers have been delivered to thousands of residents in Ladybrook.

The magnets have been produced and delivered as part of a Mansfield Partnership Against Crime (MPAC) project. They details numbers for the police, neighbourhood wardens and for reporting antisocial behaviour (ASB). Police Community Support Officers have visited homes throughout the area to deliver them, along with copies of a booklet produced by Mansfield District Council (MDC) about ASB and where to report it.

The most recent figures available show that levels of ASB in Ladybrook are down more than a fifth compared to last year, with 132 incidents having been reported by the end of November 2014 compared with 171 in 2013.

Inspector Mark Webster, responsible for policing in the area and Vice-Chair of MPAC’s Ladybrook Partnership Plus group, said: “We are very pleased to see the reduction in ASB. Actions organised and funded through the Partnership Plus group, including providing activities for young people, are helping with this.”

“We hope that the booklets will further reduce the number of incidents and people will understand what ASB is, call the right number, first time, to get the help and support they need.”

“A very important aspect of the project is that people see organisations – the police, council, housing providers and youth workers - do work together to deal with ASB and will not tolerate it. We hope the magnets and booklets underline this and so provide reassurance to residents.”

Notts County Council Community Safety Officer Yvette Armstrong, Chair of the Partnership Plus Group, added: “The fridge magnets, with the telephone numbers of police non-emergency, Crimestoppers, MDC ASB team and MDC wardens mean people can keep the numbers in an easy to view location, and see at a glance which one to call. Similar items have been used elsewhere and have proved both popular and successful.”

Every household should now have received their magnet and leaflet but if any have not or would like further copies they should contact the Mansfield North Beat Team on 101 ex 805 3177.