Police and council crack down on anti-social behaviour
Published Tuesday, 03 July 2012
South Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Police are cracking down on alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in this month.
The initiative which will run in East Kilbride will see the council's Housing Services working with community wardens, Land Services, Trading Standards and the police.
For four weeks, community police officers will carry out high-visibility patrols in the Murray, Westwood and the Village areas to both reassure residents and tackle any issues they come across.
Alison Moore, the Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Manager, said: "East Kilbride is generally accepted as being a safe and attractive place to live, but it is a fact of life that every town has anti-social behaviour to some extent and, where it occurs, we want to address it.
"Previous experience has proved that a partnership approach through problem-solving has worked effectively at tackling any anti-social behaviour in our communities.
"This initiative highlights a clear commitment from both South Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Police to keep on top of this issue and will hopefully contribute to keeping East Kilbride a safe environment for all."
Maurice Lindsay, East Kilbride Communities Inspector, said: "Anti-social behaviour crimes will not be tolerated in the communities of East Kilbride. We will continue to work for our communities and are committed to keeping people safe.
"I would like to reassure the public that any reports made to us will be thoroughly investigated."
Residents can report any anti-social behaviour crimes to:
- the police on 0141 532 2000
- South Lanarkshire Council Anti-social Behaviour Hotline on 0800 389 1105
- Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. These calls can be anonymous.