East Riding of Yorkshire Council to mark ASB Awareness Week

Thu, 14 Jul 2022

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has again joined a national campaign that is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand against anti-social behaviour (ASB) and make communities safer.

The council is joining forces with the police and other community partners to run several street surgeries across the East Riding throughout the week to mark the launch of the UK's second official ASB Awareness Week between Monday, 18 July and Sunday, 24 July.

Details regarding street surgeries and events across the East Riding for the week are as follows:

Monday 18 July

There will be two resident engagement sessions to launch the week on Monday. Firstly, a media bus will be present between 9am-12om on St. Nicholas Road in Beverley. Also running will be a ASB street surgery event on Jackson Street in Goole. Residents are encouraged to come forward to speak to council officers and partners on ASB issues which are troubling them.

Tuesday 19 July

On Tuesday there will be three events to mark ASB Awareness Week. Running between 10am-12pm there will be an environmental visual audit (EVA) on Jackson Street in Goole. Starting at 5.30pm there will be a youth outreach walk with East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) which is due to start at Tesco in Bridlington. A later engagement session is also planned for Church Lane Car Park in Thorngumbald.

Wednesday 20 July

Wednesday proves to be the busiest day of the week with officers from the council attending six events in the East Riding. First up is the Humber Talking event which runs between 10am-11.30am on Grove Hill in Hessle. The Humber Talking event will promote Neighbourhood Watch and the safe and sound fund. At 12pm until 1pm there will be a walkabout session outside All Saints Primary School in Hessle to engage with residents in the local area.

Between 1pm-3.30pm, 'Holiday Home Watch' is the theme at North Bay Leisure Park, Bridlington. The event is to promote 'caravan' safety and raise awareness of security in and out of season, engaging with holiday makers at the venue. There will also be a competition to design a logo for the 'ERYC Holiday Watch', with the winning entry to be printed and distributed to holiday parks across the East Riding.

Running simultaneously between 1.30-2.30 will be another walkaround, this time in the Anlaby area of Dawnay Drive. Residents are again invited to engage with officers and partners on all ASB issues.

Later that evening there will be two more ASB events. Between 7pm-8pm a street surgery will take place in Keyingham in areas of increased reports of ASB. Also, at 7.30pm there will be a resident engagement session at Tickton Bridge.

Thursday 21 July

Starting at 9am and running until 11am, a street surgery will take place on Nostell Way in Bridlington. An Environmental Visual Audit (EVA) will also take place in the local play area.

Between 10am-11.30am a resident engagement session will be happening in Hessle with officers conducting a walkaround at Hessle Market Place.

Officers from the council will also be present at Driffield Show between 10am and 4pm on Thursday to engage with residents in partnership with the police and to promote the safe and sound scheme.

Back to Bridlington at 1pm for a two-hour street surgery session at Owthorn Walk which will also include an EVA on the recreation land.

The final event of Thursday takes place from 4pm and includes a walkaround in a number of areas including North Ferriby playing fields, Tower Hill play area and Haltemprice Leisure Centre and skate park.

Friday 22 July

The final resident engagement session of the week will take place with a walkaround in Cottingham between 10am and 11.30am. Residents are again encouraged to take part in the session and provide details to officers of any ASB concerns in the area.

Following on from the awareness week will be exciting new youth sessions throughout the summer. Driffield Twilight multi-sport sessions will be running every Friday evening 6.30pm-8pmm starting 5 August 2022 and running until 9 September 2022 at North End Park in Driffield. All children aged between 11 and 19 years are welcome and there is no need to pre-book.

Running from July 18 to 24, ASB Awareness Week - Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it.

The week of action is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.

Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs' Council (NFCC).

Cllr David Elvidge, portfolio holder for community empowerment and voluntary sector at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Anti-social behaviour can have a devastating impact on the lives of residents in some communities. That is why our hardworking ASB team at the council are having a strong presence on streets across the East Riding this week to give our residents the opportunity to speak to an officer fact-to-face about issues they may be aware of.

"ASB is always a challenge but by working alongside the police and other community partners, we believe we can make sure the East Riding remains a safe place for our residents to live."

Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve, said: "It is deeply concerning that despite the horrendous impact ASB can have, more than half of people affected do not report it to anyone.

"This new polling data lays bare the worrying lack of knowledge that people have about their rights when it comes to tackling ASB. The challenge is clear - the ASB sector needs to do much more to communicate with the public and to raise awareness of the powers available, including the Community Trigger.

"I would urge all organisations with responsibility for community safety and tackling antisocial behaviour to take part in ASB Awareness Week 2022. It's time to back our communities and work together to make them safer."

For more information visit https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/living/crime-and-community-safety/anti-social-behaviour/