Presentation on theme: "Stafford Borough Landlord’s Forum Welcome. Amanda Knight Community Safety Co-ordinator Anti- Social Behaviour - What can you do to help your community?"— Presentation transcript:
Stafford Borough Landlord’s Forum Welcome
Amanda Knight Community Safety Co-ordinator Anti- Social Behaviour - What can you do to help your community?
What is Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)? Anti-social behaviour includes things such as: rowdy, noisy behaviour in otherwise quiet neighbourhoods night time noise from houses or gardens, especially between pm and 7.00 am threatening, drunken or 'yobbish' behaviour vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting dealing or buying drugs on the street litter and fly-tipping rubbish aggressive begging
What is Anti- Social Behaviour (ASB)? Continued… drinking in the street setting off fireworks late at night abandoning cars on the street Anti-social behaviour doesn't just make life unpleasant. It can ruin lives and make whole areas feel unsafe.
Fiona Pilkington and Francesca Hardwick- October 2007 A mother and her disabled daughter died when Ms Pilkington set fire to their car. Four officers have since faced misconduct charges after “missed opportunities” to stop youths terrorising them. An inquest heard that six months before her death she had told her family: “I give up!”
Following this case: Police and councils nationwide reviewed their own policies. Agencies started working much more closely together in a more joined up way. Regular multi agency meetings are now held in Stafford Borough to tackle crime and ASB. This helps to ensure that no opportunities are missed when helping victims like Fiona Pilkington and her daughter.
ASB in Stafford Borough ASB is still a priority in Stafford Borough, even after significant reductions in the number of incidents. There has been a 23% reduction in ASB in the last year and 44% reduction over the last 5 years. Reports of environmental damage including litter or rubbish more than doubled in 2011/12 however.
ASB in Stafford Borough The main types of ASB in the district are: Rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour (58%) Neighbour Disputes (19%)
Environmental Damage This type of ASB comes at a huge cost to the tax payer…
What can you do as a landlord in order to help your tenants and the surrounding community? Tenancy agreements could be amended to include an agreement: To show respect and consideration to neighbours. To turn music and cinematic equipment down to a reasonable level after 11pm. To not let dogs or other pets run loose outside of the garden of the property (if applicable). To keep the property and surrounding spaces clean and tidy.
How to report… Anti Social Behaviour can be reported in a number of ways. Staffordshire Police’s non emergency telephone number: 101 (Always dial 999 or 112 in an emergency). Stafford Borough Council for noise nuisances: Stafford Borough Council for environmental ASB such as littering and fly tipping: or