This week sees as a programme of events and activities taking place in Wirral to tackle anti-social behaviour and promote respect. The activities lined up for “Respect Wirral 2010 – ‘It’s All About Respect’ are being, co-ordinated by Wirral Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team, and are being supported wholeheartedly by a range of agencies including Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, social landlords and local community groups.
In my role as Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety I welcome these activities, I believe that tackling anti-social behaviour has been a key priority for local residents and the Council continues to work hard in Wirral tackle this issue. This week is a great opportunity to reassure residents about the continuous work that is undertaken to address this issue and respond to their concerns.
Throughout the week activities will be taking place within communities, such as high visibility patrols, advice surgeries, enforcement activity, environmental audits, clean-up operations and environmental improvements. Information will be widely available about how to report anti-social behaviour and what has been and continues to be done to tackle it.
Caroline Laing, Manager of Wirral Anti-Social Behaviour Team said: “We encourage residents to get involved with Respect Wirral. We are working alongside some great community groups to help and support them prevent and tackle issues and want to see as many people as possible involved throughout the week. We are also seeking ideas from the public as to how they would like to be involved in future and what roles they see themselves playing.”