AlcoCops!

Wirral’s Anti-Social Behavior Team in conjunction with Merseyside Police are launching an initiative this Saturday aimed specifically at removing alcohol from young people.  Whilst I fully support this initiative, let’s not forget that not all alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour is perpetrated by young people, and I hope that the agencies do not lose sight of that.    You can read the full press release by clicking here.

Punish or Reward?

It seems to me that more and more taxpayers money is being thrown at agencies to reward those people who have been given ASBO’s or are behaving in a way that causes nuisance.  You can read an article in today’s Liverpool Daily Post which demonstrates this.

Don’t misunderstand me, I fully support all initiatives to deal with anti-social, criminal and bad behaviour, however it appears to me that the many agencies, (and there appears to be hundreds) that are involved with these issues have lost their way in trying to achieve the miriad of targets being set by the Government.    They need to wake up, and instead of just rewarding offenders, they should also use the laws and criminal justice system to penalise them.

Mindless, Thoughtless and Dangerous!

Got a call today from a resident of Bermuda Road, seems some idiot(s) mindless yobs set fire to a tree on the open space (that runs alongside the brook) to the rear of her home.   The Fire Brigade had to attend, and deal with the matter.   Thanks guys, however we all know our emergency services really do have more important things to deal with and whilst they were dealing with the consequences of these mindless moronic idiots, other peoples lives may have been put at risk 

This time her property was not damaged, but unfortunately the tree looks like it’s badly damaged.   I have asked the Council Parks and Open Spaces to check out the tree and take action to make it safe.   I have also asked our Neighbourhood Police to step up patrols in that area

Cllr Ian Lewis brings Respect to Moreton!

This evening, between 7 and 10pm I was at Leasowe Park and ride with my colleague, Cllr Ian Lewis (the first ever Conservatives Councillor for Leasowe and Moreton East Ward) and members of Wirral’s Respect Team.  Ian is pictured left with the crew!

Ian had asked for Wirral’s Respect Bus to visit the area following many many complaints about anti-social behaviour in the area, most of it of course coming from one particular family, who we understand are soon to be moved. Hurrah.

Also on the bus was Merseyrail’s Security Manager, two officers from British Transport Police and for part of the time two of Moreton’s Police Community Support Officers.   The evening proved to be  a great success with a steady stream of residents visting to talk about their concerns. 

 

Respect starts here!

Pic right Cllr Chris Blakeley, with the Anti-Social Behaviour Team

Cllr Chris Blakeley, along with Wirral Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team  organised the new Wirral ‘Respect Bus’ to visit Moreton tonight between 7 and 10pm.  The bus parked up in Lingham Park, close to the wheels park.

Residents were able to seek advice and discuss a wide range of anti-social behaviour problems from noisy neighbours, vandalism, graffiti and youth nuisance.

Many residents also raised issues with me about road safety, parking, litter, lack of policing, housing and fly tipping.   I will be taking all those issues up with the Council and other agencies on Monday. 

The Anti-Social Behaviour Team, led by Caroline Laing, consists of specialist officers from many disciplines who work closely with residents to help build up a community culture of respect. 

The whole evening was a tremendous success, I would like to thank everyone of all ages who took the time to come along tell me and the team their views.

If you suffer from anti-social behaviour telephone the ‘Its your call hotline on 606 2020.

Respect Bus Visits Moreton

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Pic right to left Cllr Chris Blakeley, Cllr Simon Mountney, Cllr Suzanne Moseley and the Anti-Social Behaviour Team

Cllr Chris Blakeley, along with Wirral Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team  organised the new Wirral ‘Respect Bus’ to visit Moreton tonight between 8pm and 11pm.

Residents were able to seek advice and discuss a wide range of anti-social behaviour problems from noisy neighbours, vandalism, graffiti and youth nuisance.

Many residents also raised issues with me and my colleagues, Cllr Simon Mountney and Cllr Suzanne Moseley about road safety, parking, litter and fly tipping.   We will be taking all those issues up with the Council on Monday. 

The Anti-Social Behaviour Team, led by Caroline Laing, consists of specialist officers from many disciplines who work closely with residents to help build up a community culture of respect. 

The whole evening was a tremendous success and I have already asked for a return visit in early spring.

If you suffer from anti-social behaviour telephone the ‘Its your call hotline on 606 2020.