In a move to improve their ability to deal with anti-social behaviour in Lincoln, the City of Lincoln Council has backed a new strategy.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy sets out a vision to provide an effective and consistent service for all victims of anti-social behaviour.
Sam Barstow, Service Manager for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour, said: “This strategy sets out our aims and objectives for the service and will help us deliver improvements in our communities in the way reports of anti-social behaviour are dealt with and also in how we can support victims.
“This in turn will hopefully increase confidence in our service.
“It’s essential that services remain focused on the needs of the victims, are equipped to recognise where issues may exist and can access the relevant help and support for individuals.
“It’s important we acknowledge that we can’t do this alone. We need to work closely with our partners in order to bring successful resolutions.”
Five main aims
The strategy will be reviewed each year to reflect emerging priorities and to make sure it is in line with legal developments. The strategy recognises the need for timely work with partner organisations.
- To improve partnership working through development of shared systems and resources
- To develop a consistent response to tackling anti-social behaviour across public, private and social sectors
- To work in conjunction with partner organisations to develop a range of preventative measures
- To develop sensitive and tailored support and reassurance for anti-social behaviour victims and the wider community
- To develop robust enforcement protocols for perpetrators of anti-social behaviour