Public invited to discuss antisocial behaviour with police tomorrow on Hucknall High Street
By Tom Surgay
3rd Jul 2023 | Local News
Members of the Hucknall community are being invited to learn more about the police response to antisocial behaviour and to share their concerns with officers.
Police and council staff, who mount joint patrols across the Ashfield district every Friday and Saturday evening, will be available for a chat on Hucknall High Street tomorrow (Tuesday 4 July).
The session, timed to coincide with national antisocial behaviour week, will take place between 11am and 2pm.
Every weekend, police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are working across the district in partnership with Community Support Officers (CPOS) – council employees.
Together they patrol known hotspots, work to resolve community disputes and react to reported issues such as underage drinking and noise complaints.
Inspector Jon Hewitt, district commander for Ashfield, said: "The idea of these patrols is to provide a visible presence in community, with the same pairings building stronger, more trusting relationships with residents in the areas they serve.
"The meet-and-greet sessions we are holding this week are an extension to that ethos, and I encourage anyone who is able to come and talk to us.
"We are well aware of the impact anti-social behaviour can have on residents' lives and I want people to know that these issues also matter to us.
"Neighbourhood policing is not all about chasing criminals and locking people up – it's also about addressing all the other issues that negatively impact people's lives.
"So, whilst many incidents of anti-social behaviour may not amount to a criminal offence and won't lead to prosecutions, we still want to hear about them and will do what we can to address them."
Antisocial behaviour can target a specific individual or group, can cause trouble, annoyance or suffering to communities, and can also affect the wider environment.
Residents are encouraged to report it by calling 101 or using the live chat function on Nottinghamshire Police's website.