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‘Significant Progress’ Against Anti-Social Behaviour 29-Oct-2004
New powers to help parish councils tackle anti-social and environmental crime have been announced by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary, David Blunkett, as new Government figures are published showing the success of its anti-yob powers.

Call for Partnership between Government and Licensed Trade 28-Oct-2004
A call has been made for a partnership between the licensed trade and government to help tackle three serious problems facing Scotland.

PM Promises New Drive Against Anti-Social Behaviour 27-Oct-2004
Tony Blair has promised another law and order crackdown and defended controversial criminal justice reforms.

Christmas City Centre Crime Crackdown 26-Oct-2004
A Christmas campaign to target shoplifters and criminals in Dundee’s main shopping centres is now under way following the success of a similar campaign last year.

Better Protection for Witnesses 25-Oct-2004
The government has outlined plans to step up the fight against anti-social behaviour with proposals designed to protect witnesses and encourage them to come forward and give evidence in court.

Football Plan to Beat Street Crime 22-Oct-2004
Plans for an innovative youth sports project aimed at banishing street crime in Aberdeen have been unveiled by police.

Police Operation Targets Antisocial Behaviour 20-Oct-2004
Police on Wearside are to launch their biggest ever operation to combat anti-social behaviour.

Halloween Egg Sale Ban for Youths 18-Oct-2004
Supermarket giant Asda has banned teenagers from buying eggs, traditionally used as “trick or treat” missiles, in the run-up to Halloween.

Intimidation Hits Corner Shops 15-Oct-2004
More than a quarter of corner shop owners in England are considering closing because of the “shocking” threat of violent crime.

Anti-social Behaviour Study Published 14-Oct-2004
Enforcement alone is not enough to free local communities from the menace of threatening behaviour, vandalism and street crime, local government leaders have said.

The Fly-Posting Debate 13-Oct-2004
No company has felt the criticism of fly-posting harder than Diabolical Liberties but managing director Tim Horrox is ready to fight to the end and says the future of street advertising is at stake – a copy of his letter published in Media Week.

One Town’s View of Safer Streets Agenda 12-Oct-2004
Enfield residents say it’s not the threat of international terrorism that worries them so much as the things that blight their daily lives – the youths hanging around, the abandoned vehicles that attract crime, the graffiti and the dog dirt.

£80 Firework Fines 11-Oct-2004
People misusing fireworks now face £80 on the spot fines as new police powers come into force.

Teen name-and-shame Laws ‘Fair’ 8-Oct-2004
Teenagers named and shamed by a council have lost a test case against anti-social behaviour laws.

Vagrant Banned from Town Centre 7-Oct-2004
Police have welcomed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order imposed against a Wilmslow vagrant.

Cashpoint Beggar Banned by Court 6-Oct-2004
Magistrates in Cambridge have ordered a 34-year-old man not to pester people at cashpoints after he was convicted of begging.

New Bid to Tackle Litter & Dumping 5-Oct-2004
A 100-day clean-up campaign is under way across Hendon and the East End of Sunderland.

Archbishop Attacks Anti-social Behaviour 4-Oct-2004
The leader of Scotland’s largest Catholic community has launched a blistering condemnation of the “raw sewage of anti-social behaviour” which is blighting the country.

New Powers Against Environmental Crime 1-Oct-2004
Local government leaders have welcomed proposed new powers to help councils to clamp down on environmental crime.

New Moves Against Dog Fouling 30-Sep-2004
Dog owners who fail to keep a tight rein on their pets will face a hefty fine if their hound ends up in the police pound.

Pensioner Told to Behave 27-Sep-2004
A widowed pensioner has become the oldest person in Barnet to be given an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).

Putting Crime out of Business 24-Sep-2004
A series of postcards which provide ‘top tips’ on crime prevention for the business community have been launched by the Home Office.

Unusual Ways to Stem Disorder 23-Sep-2004
BBC News Online Magazine is keeping an eye on the most unusual or interesting uses for antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs).

Agency Hit with Order Banning Fly-posting 22-Sep-2004
Marketing agency Diabolical Liberties has been issued with a court order banning it from putting up flyposters throughout the London borough of Camden.

Alcohol Blitz Success 20-Sep-2004
The nationwide police blitz on alcohol-fuelled violence has been hailed a success, with significant progress made in tackling the problem as the Home Office published the final results from the summer campaign, which will now be repeated at regular intervals over the coming months.

£500 to Name ‘Daubers’ 17-Sep-2004
A £500 bounty has been placed on the head of every graffiti yob in Huddersfield.

Call for ASBOs in School 16-Sep-2004
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) could be used against unruly and violent school pupils who disrupt classes, it has been claimed.

Tackling Work-Related Violence 15-Sep-2004
A report which makes recommendations to minimise risk of abuse towards staff has been published in Scotland.

Bad Teen Behaviour Increasing 14-Sep-2004
Teenagers’ behavioural and emotional problems have increased in the last 25 years, a report says.

National Warden Awards 13-Sep-2004
Neighbourhood wardens who have made their local communities cleaner, safer and greener have been honoured at a national awards ceremony hosted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in Birmingham.

Marshals to Rid Centre of ‘Wild West’ Image. 10-Sep-2004
Halifax is to appoint marshals to steer late night town centre revellers out of harm’s way and provide extra eyes and ears for the police.

‘Carrot and Stick’ Leads to Fewer Street Beggars 8-Sep-2004
Court action backed up with support for addicts is cutting the number of beggars on Cambridge’s streets.

CCTV Boost in Fight against Street Crime 7-Sep-2004
Police will now be able to monitor the streets of Edinburgh via more than 100 CCTV cameras after entering into a new deal with the city council.

‘Anti-social’ High Hedges Face Axe 6-Sep-2004
Homeowners who let their evergreen hedges grow higher than two metres could be stung with anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) under the ‘high hedge’ section of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003.

Council Cameras Take to the Road 3-Sep-2004
A £160,000 mobile CCTV unit is being operated by Kirklees Council across the district to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

Communities Fight Back with ASBOs 2-Sep-2004
The number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) issued to tackle yob behaviour has more than doubled since March last year, according to statistics highlighted by the Prime Minister.

Troublesome Tenant Banned from Home 27-Aug-2004
Borehamwood’s Ridgehill Housing Association has issued its first ever Anti-Social Behaviour Order against a troublesome tenant, banning him from living in his old flat.

City-centre Ban for Wheelchair Beggar 26-Aug-2004
A disabled man who throws himself from his wheelchair to beg money from people who stop to help, has been banned from Leeds city centre.

School for Bouncers 25-Aug-2004
Nightclub bouncers are going back to school in a government drive to rid their industry of its thuggish image. From November 15 it will be a criminal offence to work as a doorman without an SIA licence.

City Clean-up Campaign 24-Aug-2004
A 100-day Clean Up campaign In Nottingham has pledged to restore pride in the city.

Young Offenders Face Trial by Teens 23-Aug-2004
Children as young as 14 will train to serve as judge and jury in trials of their peers, under government plans to cut inner city crime.

Lessons in Parenting for Middle Classes 19-Aug-2004
Middle class parents who work such long hours that they rarely see their children are to be targeted by a new government drive to improve family life and tackle anti-social behaviour.

Bid to Curb Moped Nuisance 18-Aug-2004
Complaints about moped menaces could be running at almost one a day in Bath.

More Sport will Stop Kids Going Bad Says Prince’s Trust 17-Aug-2004
Councils should provide more sports activities to combat anti-social behaviour by bored youngsters, according to a report by the Prince’s Trust.

Town Centre Drinks Ban 16-Aug-2004
A town centre is to become one of the first in the Gwent Police force area to become a non-drinking zone in an effort to cut anti-social behaviour.

Teens Lead Graffiti Battle 13-Aug-2004
A new scheme to tackle grafitti in Elmbridge is being piloted with young people at the forefront of the campaign.

Antisocial Behaviour Troubleshooters 12-Aug-2004
A new free flexible resource to help local agencies take effective action to tackle anti-social behaviour is being launched through the Home Office’s TOGETHER Academy Action Days.

Community Reparation Orders 12-Aug-2004
Details of a scheme that will force the perpetrators of antisocial behaviour to carry out unpaid work as part of their punishment have been announced in Scotland.

Poster Campaign Targets Street Beggars 11-Aug-2004
Two London councils are clamping down on beggars by advising people not to give when confronted in the street.

Firework Curfew Takes Effect 9-Aug-2004
New laws to crackdown on firework yobs have come into force. The changes aim to improve safety and crack down on anti social behaviour, ahead of this year’s firework season.

Latest Figures on Alcohol Disorder Campaign 6-Aug-2004
Nearly 2,000 alcohol-fuelled troublemakers were handed fixed penalty notices in the first four weeks of this summer’s police enforcement campaign.

Traders Demand Action on Beggars 5-Aug-2004
Angry traders have demanded action to end months of misery caused by “repellent” beggars in one of Edinburgh’s most affluent areas.

Executives Told to Stop Flyposting 4-Aug-2004
Bosses at Britain’s biggest rogue flyposting company are being threatened with jail.

Funding for Cleaner, Safer, Greener Communities 3-Aug-2004
People joining in the drive to improve their neighbourhoods are invited to apply for a share of the government’s £2.25 million Special Grants Programme for 2005-06 …

City Centre Almost Lawless, Claims ex-Policeman 2-Aug-2004
Alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour is making Winchester city centre a “no-go area” at night for many residents, according to an ex-policeman.

Call for Tougher Sentencing on Environmental Crime 30-Jul-2004
The Local Government Association’s response to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on Environmental Crime: Fly-posting, Fly-tipping, Litter, Graffiti and Noise.

Civilian Patrols Cut City Centre Crime – Report 29-Jul-2004
The controversial use of civilian patrols rather than police officers has helped to cut crime in Leeds and Bradford city centres and reassure the public, researchers have found.

Scottish Antisocial Behaviour Act 27-Jul-2004
The Scottish Executive’s Antisocial Behaviour legislation has become an Act following Royal Assent.

Nothing to do, say teens 26-Jul-2004
Teenagers from Sawbridgeworth which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour have defended themselves and called for more facilities.

Crime Falling – First Results of Summer Alcohol Blitz 23-Jul-2004
Crime in England and Wales fell by five per cent in the past year as demonstrated by the British Crime Survey …

Jail Threat to Beggar 22-Jul-2004
A drug addict faces jail if he is caught sleeping in the street – or asking “earnestly and humbly” for change. Greater Manchester Police have won a unique anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) …

Demand for More Beat Bobbies 21-Jul-2004
People on some of Leicester’s most crime-hit estates sent a clear message to the Home Secretary today – put more bobbies on the beat.

Five-Year Plan for Safer Communities 20-Jul-2004
An article by Home Secretary David Blunkett on the government’s five-year plan to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

Free Speech or Antisocial Behaviour? 19-Jul-2004
Marks and Spencer in Manchester is planning to use controversial anti-social behaviour orders against protesters outside its city centre store.

Consultation on Environmental Crime Welcomed 16-Jul-2004
The LGSA has welcomed the launch of the government’s ‘Clean Neighbourhoods’ consultation.

Antisocial Behaviour Seminars 15-Jul-2004
The implementation phase of Scottish Antisocial Behaviour Bill has begun in earnest …

Funding for More Wardens 14-Jul-2004
Cash secured from the Treasury will quadruple the number of civilian police wardens to 20,000 and maintain the record number of police officers, it has been announced.

Fife Bans Public Drinking 13-Jul-2004
Fife Council has been given permission by Scottish Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson to introduce a ban on the public consumption of alcohol in 21 towns and villages.

City Centre Drunks Face £80 Fines 12-Jul-2004
Nuisance drunks in Manchester city centre face being fined on the spot as part of a nationwide police crackdown.

Study into UrbanGulls 9-Jul-2004
Details have been released of a £20,000 research project to identify the reasons behind the growing number of gulls that cause litter problems in Scotland’s towns and cities by feeding on fast food waste and other rubbish.

Drunk Banned from City in Landmark Case 8-Jul-2004
A drunk who regularly shouts and swears at people in Norwich city centre has been banned from his regular haunts in a landmark legal case.

City Centre Violence Targeted Nationwide 7-Jul-2004
Seventy unspecified areas in England and Wales are to be targeted from 8 July in a Home Office drive to cut alcohol-fuelled violence in city centres.

Pilot Scheme Gives Council Workers ‘Police Powers’ 6-Jul-2004
A senior police officer has welcomed council workers who have joined forces with the police to prevent crime.

£2 Million for More Wardens 5-Jul-2004
The government has announced £2million extra for neighbourhood wardens and implementation of new powers against anti social behaviour as part of a cross-government campaign to promote cleaner, safer, greener communities.

Litter Threat from City Job Cuts 2-Jul-2004
More than 20 street-cleaning and litter warden posts in Edinburgh are facing the axe – sparking fears the Capital will be unable to cope with mounting rubbish during the Festival and Hogmanay.

New Measures Could End Flyposting 1-Jul-2004
Plans to introduce new Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, known as ASBOs, could put an end to illegal flyposting.

Community Officers Need More Powers, Says MP 30-Jun-2004
An MP is stepping up the fight against bad behaviour by calling for greater powers of arrest for police community support officers.

Young Offenders ‘Booked’ 29-Jun-2004
First-time young offenders in Kirklees are reading books about crimes they have committed in an effort to make them change their ways.

Driving Ban for Kerb Crawler 28-Jun-2004
A kerb crawler has become the first person in Birmingham to be banned from driving as part of a police crackdown on prostitution.

Tackling Crime and Grime Nationwide 25-Jun-2004
More than 70 communities throughout England and Wales will soon have cleaner, greener and safer neighbourhoods thanks to projects worth £1.1 million announced by Home Office Minister, Hazel Blears.

Move to Stop Underage Alcohol Sales 24-Jun-2004
Police in Swansea want the public to report rogue landlords and off-licence owners guilty of selling booze to underage kids. It will be the first time such a direct approach has been used.

Street Bans for Troublemakers 23-Jun-2004
Good Behaviour Zones have come into force in north London to try to keep troublemakers off the streets.

Drunks Face Ban on Buying Alcohol 22-Jun-2004
Drunken troublemakers face being banned from buying alcohol for three years under a ‘three strikes’ clause in a century-old piece of legislation.

Business and Councils Back Fast Food Litter Proposals 21-Jun-2004
The government’s partnership approach to fast food litter works and you can see the difference: 20% better in partnership pilot areas but 12% worse everywhere else, reports Defra.

Antisocial Behaviour Bill Passed 21-Jun-2004
The Scottish Parliament has passed the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill. MSPs voted to approve the legislation by 103 votes to 11.

Railway Yob Banned 17-Jun-2004
An abusive yob who terrified female rail passengers has been stopped in his tracks after being banned from stations throughout the country.

Students Told to Keep Quiet 15-Jun-2004
Residents in Lincoln’s West End have complained that students are creating too much noise and from September a Shhhh Campaign will warn students to keep quite.

Fly-tippers face tough sentence 14-Jun-2004
Undercover teams are out across Monklands tracking down people who dump rubbish – and anyone caught faces a massive £20,000 fine and six months in jail.

The Future of Policing 11-Jun-2004
Local police teams, with officers being responsible for designated areas, are the future of policing, according to Humberside’s police commander.

Residents Living In Hell! 10-Jun-2004
A residents’ leader on Teesside has claimed law and order has been entirely lost in his community and warned: “The thugs are now in control.”

Operation Alcopop Targets Off-licences 9-Jun-2004
Police in Belfast have used children as young as 13 to buy alcohol from off-licences as part of a major crackdown on underage drinking and youths causing annoyance.

City Centre Crime ‘Slashed’ 7-Jun-2004
A crackdown on city centre crime in Edinburgh has seen bag snatching and credit card fraud slashed – and more shoplifters caught.

New Approach to Fly-Tipping 4-Jun-2004
Fly-tippers are being threatened with a new and tougher law.

‘Super-Cameras’ to Catch Criminals 3-Jun-2004
A “ring of steel” of super-cameras is to be set up around Leeds within weeks to alert police when criminals drive into the city.

Bid to change Broad Street’s Image 2-Jun-2004
Changing Broad Street’s rowdy image and tackling binge drinking have been declared key challenges in the battle to convince visitors that Birmingham is a safe and clean city.

CCTV Flying Squad Comes to Glasgow 1-Jun-2004
A ‘flying squad’ of CCTV cameras has been set up to tackle crime in Glasgow communities terrorised by thugs and drug dealers.

Noise Action Day 28-May-2004
Defra Minister Larry Whitty has welcomed a range of activities taking place across the country to mark this years Noise Action Day.

CCTV for all Dundee buses 27-May-2004
CCTV systems have been installed on all buses in Dundee, the first time 100 per cent coverage has been achieved in a UK city …

Children Afraid to Play Out 26-May-2004
Britain’s streets are becoming no-go areas for increasing numbers of young children with many too scared to play outside, according to research.

Noise Pollution is New Curse of Urban Living 25-May-2004
Official complaints about domestic noise have risen 10 per cent in a year, according to a report by the National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection (NSCA).

Time to Put Respect Back into Society 25-May-2004
Scotland’s First Minister wants to crack down hard on anti-social behaviour.

Open Door Policy Breaking Village Spirit 24-May-2004
Fife councillors have blamed the authority’s open-door housing allocation policy for the breakdown in community spirit and pride in local villages.

New Clean and Safe Team 21-May-2004
Crime-fighters and grime-busters have joined forces in a bid to tackle Manchester’s grotspots.

Crime and Terror Top List for Next Mayor 20-May-2004
Tackling crime and protecting London from terrorist attack should be the priority for the incoming Mayor, according to a new survey.

Schoolchildren face Lunchtime Lock-in 20-May-2004
Pupils could be kept in school at lunchtimes to stop them terrorising town centres.

Drink Firms May Pay for Drunken Behaviour 20-May-2004
Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to warn drinks firms they may have to cover the costs of policing drunken behaviour.

City Centre Crime Task Force Announced 19-May-2004
A task force has been set up to transform the area around Glasgow’s Central Station.

Extended Role for Wardens 27-Feb-2004
Street wardens tackling anti-social behaviour in Hastings are to patrol the whole town after the service was relaunched by the local authority.

Police to Use Curfew Powers 27-Feb-2004
Bromsgrove has lost no time in introducing new legislation, only introduced nationally last Friday, enabling police to arrest any under 16-year-olds on the streets after 9pm.

Funding for Child Safety Centre 27-Feb-2004
Almost 3000 children in Newcastle will be better equipped to contribute to a safer community, thanks to Home Office funding of Safety Works!, an interactive safety education centre based in the city.

The State of England’s Streets 26-Feb-2004
Local environmental quality Minister Alun Michael has launched the second annual survey of the state of England’s streets, carried out for Defra by environmental charity ENCAMS.

New Fly-Tipping Proposals 26-Feb-2004
Measures to curb the blight caused by the illegal dumping of waste, known as fly-tipping, have been outlined by Local Environmental Quality Minister Alun Michael.

Banning Orders ‘Having an Effect’ 26-Feb-2004
Police in Derby say they have noticed a decrease in violent crime in the city centre as a result of anti-social behaviour orders.

Nuisance Neighbours Booted Out 25-Feb-2004
Two problem neighbours have been booted out of their Norwich homes as the authorities get tough on cleaning up a city neighbourhood.

Concern Over Young Drinkers 25-Feb-2004
Armagh Neighbourhood Police Team is concerned at the number of young people drinking, following the seizure of alcohol from 11 underage drinkers.

Fear Grows as Crime Falls 25-Feb-2004
Falling crime rates are being overshadowed by the modern scourge of anti-social behaviour, a retiring chief constable has said.

More Police Patrols Announced 24-Feb-2004
Police in Jersey will be mounting extra patrols on the Waterfront to stop anti-social behaviour.

Evictions Will Continue, Vows Mayor 24-Feb-2004
The mayor of Doncaster has vowed to crack down on nuisance neighbours after the council evicted a troublemaker.

First Use of Anti-Loitering Laws 24-Feb-2004
West Mercia Police are thought to be the first force in Britain to use new laws to combat anti-social behaviour.

We’ll Seize Cars, Police Warn 23-Feb-2004
Police in the Skipton area of North Yorkshire say drivers who use their cars in an anti-social manner could have the vehicle seized.

Training for Failing Parents 23-Feb-2004
Parents of unruly children will be sent on residential courses to teach them how to raise a family.

Behaviour Order for 10-year-old 23-Feb-2004
A 10-year-old boy has been made the subject of an anti-social behaviour order in Peterborough

Community Safety Funding Announced 20-Feb-2004
Communities across Scotland will benefit from funding to make them safer places to live and work, Deputy Justice Minister Hugh Henry has announced.

Troublemakers Face Police Fines 20-Feb-2004
Hooligans and vandals who make residents’ lives a misery in Hampshire face fines of up to £120, as a new crackdown on anti-social behaviour gets under way.

Plans to Stop ‘Cruiser’ Nuisance 20-Feb-2004
Cruisers in Cheltenham are organising track racing days in an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Nuisance Neighbours Face Police Clampdown 19-Feb-2004
Police chiefs in the West Midlands have pledged a major clampdown on anti-social behaviour as one of the key aims of a new draft Policing Plan for the area.

Huge Warden Recruitment Drive Announced 19-Feb-2004
Four hundred Community Wardens are to be recruited across Scotland as part of the drive to crack down on antisocial behaviour.

Crime Down on Notorious Estate 19-Feb-2004
A crackdown on crime on a troubled Berkshire estate is being hailed a success after figures showed anti-social behaviour had dropped by 26%.

Graffiti Hit Squad Announced 18-Feb-2004
Corby Council is proposing to set up a hit squad to scrub the walls of the town immediately after graffiti appears.

Clean Team’s Sweeping Success 18-Feb-2004
Complaints about litter have almost halved since grot-busting teams hit the streets of Leicester.

Residents’ Evidence Secures Eviction 18-Feb-2004
Residents on the Roundshaw estate in Wallington have been praised by Sutton Council bosses for helping them clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

Street Drinking to be Banned 17-Feb-2004
Alcohol-free zones are to be set up across Wirral to stamp out loutish behaviour.

Survey Highlights Clean and Safe Priorities 17-Feb-2004
Tackling graffiti, dirty streets and anti-social behaviour are the main priorities for Oxford residents, a survey has found.

Setback for Eviction Measures 17-Feb-2004
Council chiefs have vowed to continue to crack down on anti-social behaviour – despite a court decision which overturned a repossession order on a problem family.

Sheffield Confronts Bad Neighbours 16-Feb-2004
Sheffield’s yobs and ‘neighbours from hell’ face a new crackdown launched by the Home Secretary, David Blunkett.

New Warden Scheme Announced 13-Feb-2004
High profile community wardens will take to the streets of North East Wales …

Hard Line Against Street Drugs and Begging 13-Feb-2004
The menace of aggressive begging in Reading town centre by drug addicts desperate to fund their habits is under attack from a new council strategy.

Acting Responsibly 13-Feb-2004
Penarth schoolchildren have been warned of the dangers of anti-social behaviour in a specially written play …

Longer School Hours ‘Will Cut Crime’ 12-Feb-2004
The Prime Minister’s big idea for the next election will be to extend school hours from eight in the morning until 6pm, keeping children from resorting to crime and anti-social behaviour.

Cabbies to Join Crime Fight 12-Feb-2004
Cab drivers would turn crime busters under plans to deploy them as part of a £300,000 crackdown on shoplifters, beggars and anti-social behaviour in Edinburgh city centre.

Demo Backs Wardens 12-Feb-2004
Campaigners took to the streets to gather support to save street wardens in Coventry after existing funding runs out.

‘Broken Windows’ Initiative Cuts Town Centre Crime 11-Feb-2004
A unique initiative that has slashed crime in Brixton town centre could now be rolled out to central Clapham.

Police and Wardens Step Up Anti-social Operations 11-Feb-2004
Street crime and anti-social behaviour in Rotherham town centre is to be targeted by new high-profile operations, it has been announced.

Free ‘Ditch the Banger’ Service 11-Feb-2004
Wandsworth motorists keen to ditch their old vehicles can take advantage of a new free removal service, in a bid to cut the number of abandoned vehicles.

Special Prosecutors for Envrionmental Crime 10-Feb-2004
A national network of specialist environmental prosecutors has been created to tackle those who damage the Scottish environment through criminal actions, including illegal dumping.

Beggars Being Cleared from Streets 10-Feb-2004
The number of beggars in Nottingham city centre has fallen by 85% in the last six months …

More Local Powers to Close Crime Routes 10-Feb-2004
New powers to divert or close alleyways to prevent crimes including robbery, burglary and drug dealing have been given to a further 9 local authorities …

£3 Million Squad Tackles Louts 9-Feb-2004
Hit Squads are being set up to target vandals and nuisance neighbours in Nottingham, as part of a £3m scheme.

Drive for More Volunteer Crime Fighters 9-Feb-2004
A £2.5 million advertising campaign is being launched to recruit hundreds more special police constables in England and Wales, the Home Office has said.

‘Neighbours from Hell’ Evicted 9-Feb-2004
A Berkshire family that has blighted the lives of neighbours for years has finally been evicted.

Funding for Safer, Cohesive Communities 5-Feb-2004
Four innovative projects designed to find new ways to cut crime and promote community cohesion have been awarded over £4.5 million by the Home Office.

Less Violence at Work 4-Feb-2004
The number of people experiencing violence at work has fallen by 27 per cent since 1999 according to the British Crime Survey (BCS).

Communities Gain Bigger Voice on Off-licences 4-Feb-2004
Local communities in Scotland are to be given more rights to object to the granting of off-sales licences to prevent them becoming the focus of antisocial behaviour.

Mayor Tackles Capital’s Alcohol Problems 4-Feb-2004
London Mayor Ken Livingstone has announced moves to cut antisocial behaviour and other problems arising from alcohol.

Goodbye To Neighbours From Hell 4-Feb-2004
Peace and quiet could be around the corner for the one in four people in Northern Ireland whose lives are made a misery by noisy neighbours.

Instant Fines for Yobs 4-Feb-2004
Teenage yobs who cause a nuisance or anti-social behaviour on the streets of Coventry now face on-the-spot fines of up to £80.

Disorder Causes Shop Closure 30-Jan-2004
A Kent neighbourhood is to lose its bakery because a trader plagued by yobs and anti-social behaviour is closing down after “nine months of hell”.

New Law Used to Move Teenage Gangs 30-Jan-2004
The Metropolitan Police has used new powers to make part of the capital a no-go area for teenage hoodlums.

More Disciplined Society Needed, Say Tenants 30-Jan-2004
Antisocial behaviour has increased because parents and teachers have been robbed of the right to discipline children properly, Dundee tenants’ representatives said in evidence to a legislative committee.

Most Will Pay Higher Taxes for Safer Communities 30-Jan-2004
Nearly two-thirds of people are willing to pay significantly higher taxes just to maintain policing levels in Suffolk, a report has claimed.

Call to Halt Park Sex 30-Jan-2004
Elderly residents in Bridlington have called for action to stop youths having outdoor sex in a children’s park.

Young Offenders Clean Up 29-Jan-2004
Young offenders have been brought in on community service orders to clean up an eyesore at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Benefit Withdrawal Plan on Hold 29-Jan-2004
The government has shelved proposals to withhold housing benefits from anti-social neighbours.

Safeguarding Children 29-Jan-2004
The design of many leisure centres and swimming pools can inadvertently aid paedophiles but a new advisory and training scheme is aiming to solve the problem.

New Wardens Get to Know the Community 29-Jan-2004
Three weeks after completing their training, Basingstoke’s community wardens have had time on the streets to assess the major problems they will be facing.

New Litter Warden Makes His Mark 29-Jan-2004
Five people have each been fined £50 for dropping rubbish in the street after a litter warden was employed by Kettering Council.

Volunteer Housing Inspectors to Tackle Nuisance 28-Jan-2004
A recruitment drive aimed at creating a new do-it-yourself council housing inspection regime with powers to target anti-social behaviour has begun in Hull.

Landlords Get Tough on Drugs 28-Jan-2004
Housing chiefs have begun legal action to evict eight convicted Carlisle drug dealers who have brought misery to their estates.

CCTV Drives Down Crime and Grime 28-Jan-2004
The Angus public CCTV system has continued to assist in tackling crime, drink-driving and other community concerns.

Unruly Neighbour Ordered Out 28-Jan-2004
An unruly neighbour who terrorised residents on a King’s Lynn estate has been given the first anti-social behaviour order in West Norfolk.

Pilot Project Targets Anti-social Youth 28-Jan-2004
Anti-social youngsters will be targeted in a pilot project being launched in Nuneaton and Bedworth to deliver ‘quick wins’and reduce the fear of crime.

£100,000 Blitz on Urban Eyesores 28-Jan-2004
Town centre eyesores in Huddersfield and Dewsbury are set to get a facelift.

New Sweepers Target Litter Hotspots 28-Jan-2004
Six new pavement sweepers and a litter free phone are to be launched in Coventry’s litter hot spots.

Kids May Get Empty Houses 27-Jan-2004
Two empty houses next to the Martlesham park and ride site could be transformed in to much-needed youth facilities …

Talking Cameras to Stop Graffiti 27-Jan-2004
Talking security cameras that can detect movement are being used in a hi-tech effort to prevent graffiti attacks on the railways.

Alcohol Centre Will Save Police Time 27-Jan-2004
Problem drinkers who blight Watford’s town centre can now be taken by the police to a specially designated alcohol treatment centre …

Capital’s Police go Back to the Beat 26-Jan-2004
Police in London will focus on “yobbish” anti-social behaviour over the next year.

Local People’s Evidence Aids Eviction 26-Jan-2004
Residents in a Cambridge street have helped to evict a tenant connected to prostitution.

Boy Banned from City for 10 Years 26-Jan-2004
A 16-year-old boy has been banned from entering Manchester until 2014 under an anti-social behaviour order

Villages May ‘Share’ Warden Scheme 26-Jan-2004
Concerns about anti-social behaviour have led councillors in Etchingham to support a community warden scheme already backed by Ticehurst and which could include Hurst Green.

Warning to City’s ‘Artists’ 26-Jan-2004
Coventry’s graffiti artists are being warned that some time this year, the city council will acquire powers to issue them with instant £50 fines under the new Anti Social Behaviour Act.

Cameras & Wardens Slash Crime on Estate 26-Jan-2004
Anti-social behaviour has fallen dramatically on one of North Wales’ largest housing estates after CCTV cameras were installed.

Call for More Gated Communities 26-Jan-2004
Gated communities, currently the preserve of homeowners prepared to pay a premium to protect their property, should be adopted by councils to improve community safety, the home secretary, David Blunkett, has said.

‘Shop a Yob’ Campaign Launched 26-Jan-2004
Persistent offenders in Worcester are to be named in a new police leaflet and poster campaign.

Crime and Grime Harming Tourism 26-Jan-2004
The mayor of Colwyn Bay has said that grime and crime at the town’s railway station is driving away tourists.

Call for Parents to Help Cut Disorder 26-Jan-2004
A Jersey politician who represents residents living near People’s Park wants the police and parents to help tackle anti-social behaviour in the neighbourhood.

Security Guards to Issue Fines 23-Jan-2004
Store security guards and parking attendants in Oldham could soon be slapping £80 fines on yobs and drunks as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

‘Alien’ Invasion on Worries Council 23-Jan-2004
South Cambridgeshire councillors want to meet the Deputy Prime Minister to discuss an influx of Irish travellers, whom they say are responsible for anti-social behaviour.

Photo Project Highlights Grime 23-Jan-2004
An amateur photographer has taken 500 pictures of vandalism and rubbish in Gainsborough – and now he wants the town to be tidied up.

Council Pledges Help for Troubled Estates 23-Jan-2004
Two Tunbridge Wells housing estates troubled by vandals have been promised help by a council …

Crime Levels ‘Stable’ 23-Jan-2004
Crime in England and Wales has remained stable according to the British Crime Survey (BCS), the most authoritative and reliable indicator of crime trends …

Fireworks Could be Banned 23-Jan-2004
Plans to reduce anti-social behaviour in Fife include a possible ban on fireworks, except at organised events.

Pensioner Barred from Town 23-Jan-2004
A 71-year-old man has been jailed and banned from a West Yorkshire town for 10 years.

Residents Demand Protection 23-Jan-2004
A new CCTV camera is to go up in an Irvine estate to combat vandalism, following a public meeting of Eglinton Residents Against Crime …

Landlord & Tenant Partnership Fights Anti-social Behaviour 23-Jan-2004
Testway Housing is to work with residents and other agencies to set up an action plan to tackle anti-social behaviour.

New Laws Could Create Ghettos for Yobs, Claim 23-Jan-2004
Plans to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Scotland would create lawless ghettos where thugs would flock for” sport”, police have warned.

Residents’ Biggest Fear is Fast Drivers 23-Jan-2004
A community safety survey has revealed that Mirfield residents’ greatest fear is speeding drivers.

Campaign Against Takeaway Rubbish 22-Jan-2004
Takeaway and sweet shop owners in Birmingham could face a massive crackdown to clear the streets of curry cartons, burger boxes and chip papers.

Wardens’ Blitz on Litterbug Kids 22-Jan-2004
Children are being targeted in a blitz on litterbugs across Rotherham – resulting in a glut of stinging £50 fines.

Anti-social Behaviour Fines for Children 22-Jan-2004
Fixed-penalty fines for anti-social behaviour should be extended to the under-16s “as soon as possible”, the Prime Minister has told the House of Commons.

Fines for Putting Bins Out Early 22-Jan-2004
Plymouth residents who continually put their bins out early could be hit with £50 fines.

Row over Footpath Closures 22-Jan-2004
Footpaths on Teesside could be closed in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Child Thugs Force OAPs to Buy Booze 22-Jan-2004
Pensioners on a troubled Edinburgh estate are being intimidated into buying alcohol for children as young as 13.

Police Warn Estate ‘Vigilantes’ 22-Jan-2004
Police in Winsford are warning members of the public not to take the law into their own hands by forming vigilante groups on two housing estates.

Police Warn Tourist Destinations 21-Jan-2004
Police have warned towns and villages in North Devon which rely on the tourist trade that unless they take action to stop anti-social behaviour, problems they experienced last summer could be repeated.

Call to Report Illegal Dumpers 21-Jan-2004
A man who dumped rubbish at one of Carlisle’s worst flytipping blackspots has been fined £300 at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court after being reported by a member of the public.

Anti-Social Behaviour Act Now in Force 21-Jan-2004
The single biggest package of measures to tackle anti-social behaviour has now come into force.

Crime Cameras Go Mobile 20-Jan-2004
Areas of Nantwich blighted by thieves, yobs and vandals are to be targeted by a mobile closed-circuit TV scheme.

Football Tackles Anti-social Youth 20-Jan-2004
A supermarket car park is being transformed into an after-school multi-games area to help keep children in a deprived area of Hastings out of trouble.

Warden Scheme Sustained 20-Jan-2004
A scheme which uses street wardens to tackle problems on a Nottinghamshire housing estate is due to be extended for another year.

Binmen Under Attack 20-Jan-2004
Rubbish is piling up on a Merseyside street because of attacks on binmen.

‘National Reassurance’ Working in North West 19-Jan-2004
Oldham is leading the way in Britain in a fight back against anti-social behaviour crimes, according to the borough’s deputy police commander Supt Keith Bentley.

Another Council Recruits Wardens 19-Jan-2004
Community wardens could soon be patrolling the streets of Maidenhead following a recruitment drive by the Royal Borough.

Violent Beggar Banned from City Centre 16-Jan-2004
An aggressive beggar has been banned from the centre of Derby for two years.

City Bans Happy Hours 16-Jan-2004
A ban on the promotion of happy hours in Glasgow pubs and clubs has been introduced in an attempt to control the problem of anti-social behaviour associated with binge drinking.

Classic Way to Curb Loitering 16-Jan-2004
Business people in a County Down town had been hoping that classical music would be the answer to anti-social behaviour.

Higher Pay for Wardens 16-Jan-2004
Newport council is being forced to raise wages to try to stem an exodus of community safety wardens.

Residents Unite to Beat Disorder 16-Jan-2004
A new Home Watch Scheme has been launched in Chadderton to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

Police Crackdown on Estate Yobs 16-Jan-2004
Police are clamping down on troublesome yobs who are ignoring Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) in Huddersfield.

Police and Council Link Against Anti-social Behaviour 16-Jan-2004
Police and council representatives will join forces in a bid to snuff out anti-social behaviour in West Wycombe.

New Enforcement Role for Island 16-Jan-2004
Douglas Corporation on the Isle of Man has appointed its first enforcement officer to ensure the borough by-laws are met, dealing with issues such as fly tipping and anti-social behaviour.

Clampdown on Fly Tipping 16-Jan-2004
Fly tippers who spoil the West Dunbartonshire environment could face a fine of 5,000 or more.

Yellow Card Scheme ‘Has Lasting Effect’ 15-Jan-2004
A police operation to crack down on anti-social behaviour by issuing offenders with yellow cards is returning to Congleton after proving a success last year.

Takeaways Face Clean-up Demand 15-Jan-2004
Takeaways could be forced to clean up after their customers who dump rubbish on the streets of Coventry, after councillors voiced concerns about proposed voluntary measures.

Policing Under Fire in Survey 15-Jan-2004
South Yorkshire Police has been accused of not understanding the communities it serves by huge numbers of people in a recent survey.

Nightmare Neighbour Evicted – After Three Years 15-Jan-2004
Residents of the Derbyshire town of Newhall have put up bunting to celebrate the removal of neighbour from hell, Lisa Lovatt.

Council Litter Plan ‘Will Backfire’ 15-Jan-2004
A drive to cut rubbish generated by Wootton Bassett residents could mean an increase in litter, it has been claimed.

CPSOs to Target Litter 15-Jan-2004
Fines and court appearances are on the cards for litter louts in Bexley.

Anti-Begging Scheme Nominated for Award 15-Jan-2004
Bristol’s Streetwise scheme, designed to tackle begging, is a finalist for the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award.

Driving Out Boy Racers 14-Jan-2004
New efforts are being made to curb the menace of ‘boy racers’ in Cupar.

City’s 100-Day Clean Up 14-Jan-2004
Manchester has given itself 100 days to clean up the city and cut down on crime and disorder.

Team Bids for Safer Streets 14-Jan-2004
A 19-strong team of patrollers will hit the streets in and around Wakefield this month to combat anti-social behaviour across the district.

Village Library Employs Guard 14-Jan-2004
A Security guard has been brought in to patrol a library plagued by young thugs in Silverdale.

Plan to Design-Out Sea-front Disorder 14-Jan-2004
Moyle District councillors have given the go-ahead for an ambitious enhancement scheme designed to reducing vandalism and anti-social behaviour at Ballycastle sea-front.

Public Support for Crackdown on Drinkers 13-Jan-2004
People in Hillfields and the surrounding areas of Coventry have voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning nuisance drinkers from the streets of their neighbourhood.

Gates Are Cutting Crime 13-Jan-2004
Anti-crime schemes where locked gates block alleyways in Coventry are helping to cut the number of burglaries and drive down the fear of crime.

Call to End Apathy on Disorder 13-Jan-2004
A Tilehurst councillor is appealing to the community to get more involved in the fight to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Resident Demands Graffiti Action 13-Jan-2004
A Wanstead resident is calling for the authorities to clamp down on a group of graffiti artists defacing the neighbourhood.

‘Nuisance Neighbour’ Law to Target Private Landlords 13-Jan-2004
Nuisance neighbours in privately-rented homes face eviction in a fresh crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Serial offender, 13, Banned from Streets 12-Jan-2004
A boy of of 13 whose unruly and criminal behaviour brought misery for residents has been banned from the streets around his home …

Partnership Cuts Crime and Fear of Crime 12-Jan-2004
Elmbridge’s work to create a safer community has been praised by Home Office Minister Hazel Blears …

CCTV for School Buses 12-Jan-2004
Pupils’ behaviour is to be monitored by CCTV cameras on buses ferrying them to and from school in Swindon.

Police to Launch Crime Quiz 9-Jan-2004
A pilot project to investigate why the public’s fear of crime is increasing despite the falling number of offences is to be launched in Aston.

Minister Attacks Anti-social Behaviour 9-Jan-2004
Criminal Justice Minister, John Spellar has announced proposals to introduce new laws to curb anti-social behaviour in Northern Ireland.

Residents Asked to Improve Estate 9-Jan-2004
People living in a Jersey housing estate are to be asked to form their own residents’ association to curb anti-social behaviour and improve the neighbourhood.

Town Targets Litter louts 9-Jan-2004
Huddersfield councillors have declared a new year war on litter louts.

Bad Neighbours ‘Will Cause Heavy Workloads’ 8-Jan-2004
Housing associations should brace themselves for a slew of complaints from tenants affected by anti-social behaviour, a law firm has warned.

New Guidelines to Measure Ethnic Diversity 8-Jan-2004
The UK Office for National Statistics has published a new set of guidelines to help make ethnicity data for purposes such as neighbouhood renewal to be more consistent.

‘Anti-social’ Car Stereo Advert Banned 8-Jan-2004
An advert for in-car audio equipment has been banned in the UK after officials ruled it could encourage anti-social behaviour.

Tagging Extended to 17 Year Olds 8-Jan-2004
17 year old offenders across England and Wales now face the prospect of being electronically tagged whilst on bail.

ASB Proposals Criticised 8-Jan-2004
Key parts of the Scottish Executive’s proposed crackdown on anti-social behaviour among young people have been criticised by a welfare group.

Anti-social Boy of 12 Locked Up 8-Jan-2004
A 12-year-old boy, the youngest person in Humberside to be given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (Asbo), has now been locked up for a string of offences.

More Police Needed to Deal with Tearaways 8-Jan-2004
Scottish Police chiefs are calling for more Bobbies on the beat to tackle anti-social behaviour

Graffiti Artist Jailed 8-Jan-2004
A teenage graffiti vandal who caused more than £22,000 of damage to Tube trains and buildings has been given a two-year prison sentence.

Town Consults on New Approach to Crime 8-Jan-2004
New ideas to tackle behaviour of an anti-social nature in Torquay are being put to the public for consideration.

City Plans Blitz on Tipping 7-Jan-2004
Birmingham has been named as one of the worst places in Britain for fly-tipped rubbish.

Student Notebooks Targeted in Graffiti Hunt 7-Jan-2004
The traditional student pastime of sketching in notebooks is to become the latest weapon in tackling Britain’s epidemic of vandalism.

Pledge to Rid Estate of Drugs 7-Jan-2004
A pilot initiative has been launched to drive crack cocaine dealing and vandals on a Tulse Hill estate.

Train Operator Launches Protection Package 6-Jan-2004
Regional trains operator First North Western (FNW) is launching a package of initiatives designed to deter anti-social behaviour and improve safety for their passengers and staff.

Winning the War Against Yobs 6-Jan-2004
Calls to Derby police about anti-social behaviour have dropped by a third within two years of a team being set up to tackle the problem.

New Year Warning to Criminals 6-Jan-2004
Police chiefs have sent letters to the Peterborough’s most notorious criminals warning them to behave in 2004.

Clean Up Your Act, Residents Told 6-Jan-2004
East Riding residents are being urged to boost civic pride in the region, by making it the tidiest place in the country.

Co-ordinated Clean Up for Town 6-Jan-2004
Parts of Northampton that have been turned into eyesores by litter and graffiti will be tackled in the next phase of a drive to tidy up the town.

Neighbour Caused ‘Decade of Misery’ 5-Jan-2004
Families living on a North Staffordshire estate have spoken of years of misery , after Newcastle Borough Council and the police took action against the man who has blighted their community for more than a decade.

Residents Warn of Vigilante Patrols 5-Jan-2004
Cheltenham residents are sick of yobs who target their homes and want to set up a vigilante group.

City Gets More Street Patrols 5-Jan-2004
People living in Sunderland will see more “police” on the beat as a new team of police community support officers (PCSOs) goes on patrol.

Bans for Anti-Social Drivers 5-Jan-2004
Drivers who misuse their vehicles to commit crime and anti-social behaviour now face an unlimited driving ban as part of their sentence …

MP Warns Against Poor Policing 5-Jan-2004
Ongar MP Eric Pickles has warned of growing resentment among villagers regarding the poor level of policing in their areas.

War on Noisy Neighbours 5-Jan-2004
War has been declared on noisy neighbours in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Litter Breeding Rats 30-Dec-2003
There are more rats in Gloucestershire than last year, says a new report, which blames increased litter …

City Targets Beggars 29-Dec-2003
Beggars will be targeted in a tough new year clampdown on nuisance crime across Hull.

Police Chief Favours Anti-Social Behaviour Database 29-Dec-2003
A senior police chief has called for a nationwide database of anti-social behaviour in a bid to crack down on crimes which bring misery to local communities.

Beat Bobbies Not the Answer, Say Police 29-Dec-2003
Bobbies on the beat will not stamp out crime, says north Kent police’s top officer.

Takeaways May Face Litter Levy 23-Dec-2003
Proposals have been drawn up that could see takeaways having to pay a litter levy in Stamford, Lincs.

Anti-Social Child Causes Mother’s Eviction 23-Dec-2003
A Deighton woman is to be evicted from her home after her 17-year-old daughter terrorised residents and shopkeepers with a gang on the estate where she lived.

Rangers Turn Round Troubled Estate 23-Dec-2003
A Street Rangers scheme has helped to transform Sheffield’s troubled Manor estate …

Vandals Should be ‘Publicly Humiliated’ 22-Dec-2003
A Purley councillor is demanding public humiliation for thoughtless yobs who bring misery to the village.

District-Wide Booze Ban Planned 22-Dec-2003
The whole of Crieff will be covered by a new byelaw that will ban the consumption of alcohol in public.

£250,000 For Wales’s First Alleygates 22-Dec-2003
Five pilot projects to make vulnerable houses and garages more secure from thieves are to receive £250,000 funding from the Welsh Assembly Government …

Police Help Stub Out Smoking on Buses 22-Dec-2003
A Glasgow bus company’s security staff and plain clothes police officers have been travelling on hundreds of buses on the look out for passengers smoking.

DNA to Catch Railway Yobs 22-Dec-2003
A train operator is handing out DNA swabbing kits to its staff in an attempt to catch people who spit at them.

Parishes to Fund Extra Policing 19-Dec-2003
A new crime crackdown could come to South Warrington if proposals to recruit the area’s first civilian police officers go ahead.

Skatepark Cuts Youth Crime 19-Dec-2003
A skatepark has been credited with causing a dramatic drop in youth disorder on an Edinburgh estate plagued by trouble on its streets.

Anti-vandal Strategy for Troubled Estate 19-Dec-2003
A series of anti vandalism measures are being considered for Annan’s troubled Kimmeter Estate, which police say is the major source of complaints about anti-social behaviour and vandalism …

Crushing Blow for Illegal Bikers 19-Dec-2003
Two scrambler bikes have been crushed into cubes as a warning to yobs who ride them illegally in Kirby.

Camera Cars to Drive out Crime 19-Dec-2003
Cars equipped with CCTV could soon be on the road in west Suffolk to help gain evidence of anti social behaviour.

Quality Street Wardens Scheme Announced 19-Dec-2003
Neighbourhood wardens schemes throughout England are being invited to apply for the wardens quality standard, a benchmark of approved service to the community.

Smokers Urged to Use Portable Ashtrays 19-Dec-2003
Gedling council wants smokers responsible for 40% of all street litter in the borough to start carrying personal ashtrays …

‘Smart’ Scheme Targets High Risk Estates 18-Dec-2003
Police and the government are pumping thousands of pounds into a hi-tech initiative aimed at slashing the number of break-ins at Ballymena estates with a reputation as ‘burglary blackspots.’

Backing for Anti-Begging Posters 17-Dec-2003
The leader of Nottingham City Council has hit back at Church criticism of its anti-begging poster campaign

Bus Scheme Targets Youth Offending 17-Dec-2003
Mid Beds Council wants to get youngsters off the streets by busing them to Milton Keynes.

Jail for Anti-Social Neighbour 16-Dec-2003
A Birmingham resident has been sent to prison for his continued anti-social behaviour …

Bad Neighbours Face Fast Eviction 16-Dec-2003
Nuisance tenants in Kettering could face fast-track evictions under new council rules.

‘New Police Strategy’ Targets Vandalism 16-Dec-2003
A crackdown on criminal damage in Spelthorne, is being staged by the police and the council throughout December.

Security Firm Hired to Stop Anti-Social Behaviour 16-Dec-2003
Eight teenagers have been arrested after a private surveillance team was brought into a Carlisle estate to help crack down on anti-social behaviour.

UK to ‘Import’ US Community Court 16-Dec-2003
A scheme which could revolutionise the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with by courts in England and Wales will be under way by next spring …

New Domestic Violence Helpline Launched 15-Dec-2003
People experiencing domestic violence will benefit from a new national domestic violence helpline, launched by comedienne and Comic Relief supporter Dawn French.

Church Complains About Anti-Begging Campaign 15-Dec-2003
Church leaders from across Nottinghamshire have signed an open letter to Nottingham City Council criticising its recently launched poster campaign against begging.

Grant Aid for Crime Partnership 12-Dec-2003
Oswestry’s Crime Reduction Partnership is to get funding to tackle crime hotspots, including a street plagued by drunken clubbers.

Welcome for Village Bobby Scheme 12-Dec-2003
A campaign to increase police visibility in communities across Norfolk has been heralded as a great success

Police Consider ‘Shop a Yob’ Campaign 12-Dec-2003
Yobs in Worcester could be named and shamed on leaflets pushed through the doors of families they have terrorised.

Wardens Under Attack 12-Dec-2003
Vandals have used bricks to smash windows and wreak more than £1,000 of damage to a Herfordshire street wardens’ van.

Law May Silence Bagpipes 12-Dec-2003
The Scottish Parliament is considering legislation which could lead to pipers having their instruments confiscated if they cause a public nuisance.

Anti-teen Crime Scheme to be Extended 12-Dec-2003
A pioneering scheme aimed at cutting teenage crime is to be extended across Cornwall.

Keeping Kids On The Straight And Narrow 12-Dec-2003
Parents in north Belfast are to be confronted with the ominous question: “Where is your child tonight?” – by a campaign aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour among the young …

£2,500 Litter Fines to be Imposed 11-Dec-2003
Shoppers who drop rubbish in Broadmead, Bristol, could face hefty fines under a scheme aimed at making the area litter-free.

First Pigeon Warden Appointed 11-Dec-2003
Walsall Council has appointed Britain’s first-ever pigeon warden as the latest step in its strategy to tackle environmental problems caused by the birds across the borough.

Disorder Bill ‘Needs Resourcing’ 11-Dec-2003
Housing officers in Scotland have warned that they could bear the brunt of enforcing proposed new laws on anti-social behaviour.

City Announces Safety Study 11-Dec-2003
Work will start shortly in Devonport on a community safety plan to tackle issues ranging from anti-social behaviour to drugs and perceptions of asylum-seekers.

Teen Booze Shops Battle 11-Dec-2003
A York councillor has called for a major crackdown on retailers who sell alcohol to under-18s, which he blames for anti-social behaviour in the city.

New Guidance for Safer Public Transport 11-Dec-2003
A toolkit to help crime fighters combat crime and fear of crime on public transport has been launched by Home Office Minister Hazel Blears.

New Wardens for Troubled Estates 10-Dec-2003
Two community warden schemes are set to expand across Stoke-on-Trent.

Five-year Town Centre Ban 10-Dec-2003
A man has been banned from entering Oldham town centre for five years under an anti-social behaviour order.

Residents Urged to Help Survey Problems 10-Dec-2003
Residents in Weaverham are being urged to play their part in a project to tackle anti-social behaviour and vandalism in the village.

Police Target Against Anti-Social Behaviour ‘And Perceptions’ 10-Dec-2003
Police in part of Leicester are increasing patrols in an operation against anti-social behaviour and to reassure people that perceptions can be worse than the reality.

Curfew Call for Road Risk Kids 10-Dec-2003
Police want to impose curfews on Welsh children who have taken to ‘playing chicken’ by lying in front of cars or hurling missiles to force them off the road.

Success for ‘Pooper Snooper’ Cameras 10-Dec-2003
An anti-dog fouling blitz by a ‘pooper snooper’ mobile spy camera has landed several Edinburgh pet owners with £40 fines.

Residents Enraged by Anti-Social Tenants 10-Dec-2003
A public meeting has been called in a bid to prevent residents of multi-storey blocks in central Dundee taking problems with anti-social tenants into their own hands.

Town Severs ‘Crime Arteries’ 10-Dec-2003
Workers have begun closing off parts of Rhyl town centre to try and stop thieves from operating in quiet backstreets.

Campaign to Recruit More Special Constables 10-Dec-2003
Police forces are to get a £2.5 million government cash boost to kick start a campaign to recruit an extra 3,000 volunteer special constables …

Grants For More ‘Living Spaces’ 10-Dec-2003
The first grants to be made under the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Living Spaces programme, are offering more than £1 million to 64 community groups across the country.

£9m for Deprived Areas 10-Dec-2003
Continued funding worth £9 million is to go to improving local communities as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s anti-poverty programme.

Guidance for a Safe Christmas 10-Dec-2003
The government has issued safety guidance after statistics showed that more people die in house fires over the Christmas period than at any other time of year.

Yobs Threatened with Festive Ban 9-Dec-2003
Police in Birmingham are launching a campaign to prevent anti-social behaviour in the run-up to Christmas.

Heritage Watchdogs Join Graffiti Fight 9-Dec-2003
City chiefs have officially adopted a protocol to deal with the problem of graffiti in Edinburgh.

Hit Squad Cleans Up Town 9-Dec-2003
Ipswich Borough Council’s MAD (Make a Difference) squad has got off to a flying start, clearing away lorry loads of rubbish littering the town.

Council Publishes Begging Avoidance Guide 9-Dec-2003
A list of tricks used by beggars is being published by Nottingham City Council.

Behaviour Contracts May Cut Youth Crime 9-Dec-2003
Teenage tearaways and their families face being thrown out of their homes under a new crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Edinburgh. They will be asked to sign contracts promising to stop their bad behaviour.

Pub Radio Scheme to Fight Troublemakers 8-Dec-2003
A new scheme has started in Barnsley to combat town centre violence and crime.

‘Hidden Camera’ Helmet Could Boost Crime Fight 8-Dec-2003
Suspected criminals could be filmed by a camera hidden in the badge of a police helmet in the future after it was revealed that a prototype was undergoing tests.

Neighbourhood Watch Back in Control 8-Dec-2003
Unruly youths have caused years of misery for people living in Field Street in east Hull but now residents are taking control again.

New CCTV Face Enhancement Technology 8-Dec-2003
Sheffield University scientists working in Rotherham are calling for 3,000 volunteers to have their faces mapped to help identify offenders caught on CCTV.

Crime ‘Affects One in Five’ 8-Dec-2003
A charity which supports victims of crime has welcomed a report showing one in five Coventry residents is now affected by some form of criminal activity.

City Centre Litter Costs £1 million 8-Dec-2003
Every day a small army takes to the streets of Canterbury to do battle against the litter louts in an operation costing £1 million a year.

ASBOs Are Working, say Traders 8-Dec-2003
Young thugs served with anti-social behaviour orders have kept a lid on their bad behaviour, say Barkingside traders who were terrorised by them.

Bicycle ‘Cop Cams’ Join City Centre Crime Battle 8-Dec-2003
Police in Belfast will be taking to bicycles with state-of-the-art cameras attached to their helmets which they hope will be able to record a series of crimes.

Regenerating Public Services 8-Dec-2003
The first national Neighbourhood Management Awards and Conference has paid tribute to the dedication and commitment of individuals seeking to enhance the lives of people in their community.

Ambulance Staff ‘Must be Protected’ 8-Dec-2003
Welsh Health and Social Services Minister Jane Hutt has given her backing to a new campaign to reduce violence and aggression against ambulance staff.

Owner Told to Clean up Eyesore 5-Dec-2003
Nuneaton and Bedworth Council has ordered waste land in Bedworth which has become a magnet for fly-tipping to be fenced off to keep litter louts at bay.

Town Centre Ban for Teenager 5-Dec-2003
A 16-year old boy whose behaviour shut down a community centre has been banned from Poole town centre.

Unruly Family Evicted from Home 5-Dec-2003
A Derbyshire family has been evicted after ignoring warnings about their behaviour

Call to Close Alleyways 5-Dec-2003
An alleyway in Rubery could be closed off in an attempt to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in the village.

Rural Areas to Pilot 999 Scheme 5-Dec-2003
The Ribble Valley in Lancashire will be the first area in the UK to see a new breed of emergency personnel on the beat …

Jail for Aggressive Beggar 4-Dec-2003
A Beggar has been jailed for a week after kicking a Bath woman’s car when she refused to hand over any cash.

Anti-social Behaviour Measures Will Work, says PM 4-Dec-2003
Measures to tackle anti-social behaviour will “make a considerable difference to people”, Prime Minister Tony Blair says.

Zero Tolerance for City Beggars 4-Dec-2003
Nine out of 10 street beggars in Plymouth use the cash they are given to feed their drug or alcohol addictions say police, announcing a new zero-tolerance stance.

Quality of Life Down in London – Up in Barcelona 4-Dec-2003
Barcelona is the number one European city for quality of life, according to an annual survey but London fell from seventh to 16th place through concerns about crime and grime.

Honours for Local Heroes 4-Dec-2003
The bravery of local people who have stood up to thugs, vandals and noisy neighbours in their communities has been honoured by the Home Office at a ceremony in the House of Commons.

Crime Reduction Training for Small Businesses 4-Dec-2003
A new £75,000 training scheme to help small retailers across England and Wales avoid becoming victims of crime has been announced by the Home Office.

Call to Publish Thugs’ Photos 3-Dec-2003
The naming and shaming of subjects of anti-social behaviour orders has won narrow backing at a government “big conversation” exercise in Salford.

More Resources to Tackle Fly-tippers 2-Dec-2003
New regulations will give Scottish local authorities extra powers to take action against fly-tippers.

Photo Phones Trial Was ‘A Great Success’ 2-Dec-2003
Scottish police forces are set to adopt new mobile phone technology in the fight against graffiti …

‘Be Brave’ Residents Told 2-Dec-2003
Residents of York are being told they should be more willing to report crime and anti-social behaviour to the police.

Festive Crackdown Defended 2-Dec-2003
Police in Basingstoke have denied they are going too far in their zero-tolerance campaign against violence and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

‘Illegal’ Advertising Leads to Call to Boycott Play 1-Dec-2003
Clean-up charity Keep Britain Tidy is urging Mancunians to boycott ‘The Play What I Wrote’ – after promoters of the Lowry show stuck illegal bills advertising it all over the city.

Police Raids Target Antisocial Elements 1-Dec-2003
A crackdown on anti-social behaviour in east Leeds has seen police visit 35 homes and vandals told to remove graffiti from the streets.

Anti-social Fines to be Issued on the Spot 1-Dec-2003
Police will next month be given powers to issue on the spot fines of £40 or £80 to people behaving anti-socially on the streets.

Troublespot Pavilion to be Demolished 28-Nov-2003
A notorious eyesore next to one of Edinburgh’s leading galleries is to be bulldozed after becoming a magnet for open-air drinking and aggressive behaviour.

New Alternatives for Antisocial Youth 28-Nov-2003
Mobile youth clubs are to be driven on the streets of Liverpool to try to cut youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

More Young People Drinking Alcohol 28-Nov-2003
Almost a quarter of all Scottish 13-year-olds and half of the country’s 15-year-olds are now drinking alcohol on a regular basis … directly linked to violence and anti-social behaviour.

Blitz on Town Centre Drinking 28-Nov-2003
A ban has come into force on drinking alcohol on the streets of Oldham.

£1 Billion to Beat Estates Crisis 28-Nov-2003
Barnsley’s worst council homes are to be revamped in a £1 billion package designed to remove the stigma of living on council estates.

Wardens Set to Patrol Holyland 28-Nov-2003
Neighbourhood wardens and street sweepers could soon be a fixture of Belfast’s Holyland district following a major community relations conference.

Villagers Threaten Tax Boycott Over Travellers 27-Nov-2003
Cambridgeshire villagers are threatening to withhold their Council Tax until action is taken against a controversial travellers’ site.

More Street Wardens On the Way 27-Nov-2003
Another 20 community wardens could soon be patrolling Aberdeen’s streets, working to prevent crime in troubled areas.

Nipping Criminal Activity in the Bud 27-Nov-2003
Young law-breakers in Northern Ireland could be forced to face their victims as part of a new scheme to stop them turning to a life of crime.

End of the Road for Boy Racers? 27-Nov-2003
Salisbury Police have impounded a car and warned local boy racers that more will be seized if they continued to drive in an anti-social manner …

Crackdown on Knives and Booze 27-Nov-2003
Sixty-eight people died last year in Scotland at the hands of knife carrying young men, many of whom were under the influence of drink or drugs …

Order Aims to Control Young Thug 27-Nov-2003
Residents of a Sale estate have welcomed an anti-social behaviour order imposed on a local teenager, responsible for bullying, assault, criminal damage and vandalism.

Poster Campaign Against Street Urination 26-Nov-2003
Posters are being put up in Colchester pubs and clubs asking people to go to the toilet before they leave rather than doing it in public.

Camera Team Targets Dog Fouling 26-Nov-2003
Edinburgh’s war on dog fouling is going hi-tech, with a mobile spy camera unit being drafted in at four known trouble spots.

Beggars ‘Shown Yellow Card’ 26-Nov-2003
Police in Gloucester are cracking down on begging and drinking on the city’s streets. Officers will carry yellow cards to hand out to anyone seen begging …

Putting Selfish Dog Owners to Shame 26-Nov-2003
Harrow residents have taken action to shame dog owners into cleaning up after their pets by placing bright orange balloons to mark dogs’ droppings.

Pubs Ban Teenager with CS Gas 25-Nov-2003
A teenager has been banned from Sutton’s pubs and nightclubs for two years after he was found guilty of using CS gas spray during a night out.

Agencies ‘Crucial’ Role in Tackling Antisocial Behaviour 25-Nov-2003
The many agencies involved in tackling antisocial behaviour have a key role to play in ensuring the government’s strategy … delivers for the people of Scotland, an Edinburgh conference has been told.

Youth Crime Initiative Launched 25-Nov-2003
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a new initiative aimed at tackling youth crime in the province.

Antisocial Behaviour – ‘Together We Can Beat It’ 25-Nov-2003
Councils, social landlords and the police have teamed up to tackle the scourge of anti-social behaviour in newly published guidance.

Ministers Attack ‘Urban Seagull Menace’ 24-Nov-2003
Seagulls that litter streets by ripping up bin bags have come under sttack from a Scottish Executive decision to spend £10,000 researching a solution to the winged menace.

Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation Gets Royal Assent 24-Nov-2003
The government’s drive to tackle anti-social behaviour has taken a step forward with the granting of Royal Assent for new Anti-Social Behaviour legislation.

Alleygates are Cutting Crime 24-Nov-2003
Burglaries are being cut in Liverpool because of a scheme to close off alleys by installing gates, a study has found.

Litter Louts to Get ‘Red Card’ 21-Nov-2003
Police officers in Epsom and Banstead will now be able to show a yellow card to anyone who is behaving anti-socially, and if they repeat their behaviour they will be red-carded and prosecuted.

Ethnic Minority Wardens are Improving Neighbourhoods 21-Nov-2003
Wardens across England from black, and minority ethnic backgrounds backgrounds are playing a vital part in improving the quality of life in their neighbourhoods …

Residents Win National Regeneration Award 20-Nov-2003
A crime-fighting regeneration project in Falmouth has won the first Deputy Prime Minister’s Award for Sustainable Communities.

Legislation to Tackle Neighbourhood Noise 20-Nov-2003
Neighbourhood noise nuisance is a significant cause of antisocial behaviour, which will be targeted with tough new legislation, a conference in Glasgow has heard.

Truancy Teams Go on Patrol 20-Nov-2003
Truants will be swept off the streets and back into schools this month, Education Minister Ivan Lewis has announced as he launched the latest round of co-ordinated national truancy sweeps.

Council Tenants Set for ‘Good Behaviour’ prize 19-Nov-2003
Aberdeen City Council is considering giving prizes worth a total of £25,000 to six of its tenants – if they are well behaved.

Wardens Are Making a Difference 18-Nov-2003
Community wardens are making a real difference on a run-down Sheffield estate.

Street Warden Scheme is Cutting Crime 18-Nov-2003
Crime in Clapham Junction has fallen since the introduction of street wardens, latest figures have revealed.

Fly-Tipping – Witnesses Needed 18-Nov-2003
Litter louts are getting away with dumping their rubbish because witnesses to their acts are not coming forward, according to Wychavon District Council.

Praise for Graffiti Clean-up 18-Nov-2003
A new Harrow Project team has been helping businesses and residents to clean graffiti off private property.

Neighbourhood Wardens Recognised in National Awards 17-Nov-2003
Neighbourhood wardens, often working within the most deprived communities, have had their work recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Home Secretary Promotes Victim Support 17-Nov-2003
Home Secretary David Blunkett has encouraged politicians to learn more about the help available for victims of crime by supporting a national MPs Day event.

Research on Antisocial Behaviour Orders 17-Nov-2003
The latest study into the use of Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) has found that they have an important role to play in the Scottish Executive’s high-profile strategy to tackle the issue in communities across Scotland.

More Police to Tackle Anti-social Behaviour 17-Nov-2003
Edinburgh City Council is giving the police £1.5m over the next three years to combat anti-social behaviour in the city’s housing estates.

Local Women on Patrol 17-Nov-2003
Women living on a housing estate in Northamptonshire are so sick of crime they are patrolling the streets at night armed with with torches, radios and panic alarms.

Most Complaints ‘Against Homeowners’ 17-Nov-2003
Private homeowners in Scotland are more likely to be reported by neighbours for anti-social behaviour than council tenants, according to new figures.

Cleaners go MAD 14-Nov-2003
Ipswich streets could soon be receiving a makeover from the MAD squad. Ipswich Borough Council is sending its MAD (Make a Difference) squad to Bridge Ward.

Residents Want Council Action on ‘Unruly Neighbour’ 13-Nov-2003
Neighbours of national lottery winner are set to meet council officials to discuss putting a stop to his alleged anti-social behaviour.

Safer More Accessible Play Spaces 13-Nov-2003
Ways of making Britain’s play areas safer and more accessible for disabled children, are highlighted by a good practice guide launched by regeneration minister Yvette Cooper.

National ID Card Scheme to be Introduced 13-Nov-2003
Government plans for a secure ID card scheme have been set out by the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, after public consultation showed strong support.

Fly-tipper Fined £2,000 12-Nov-2003
A man who dumped rubbish in a field has been fined £2,000 by magistrates at Maidstone.

Company Seeks to Limit Access to Vandalised Car Park 12-Nov-2003
Bosses at Norwich Union are set to plead with council chiefs to let them close a car park to the public overnight because it is being used to race and dump cars.

New Weapon in Fight against Street Crime 12-Nov-2003
Technology now on trial in Sheffield is beaming CCTV camera images direct to police officers on the streets.

Vigilante Plan to Tackle Junkies and Vandals 12-Nov-2003
Ayrshire Residents are getting ready to turn into vigilantes as they rally round determined to stamp out crime and drive out junkies.

New Graffiti Protection Announced 11-Nov-2003
Historic buildings and monuments could be spared from graffiti damage, following the development of a long-lasting, transparent nanoparticle paint coating that can be used on any surface without altering its texture or appearance.

Call for Better Protection for Elderly 11-Nov-2003
The government must take more action to protect elderly people in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party has said.

Minister Backs Clean Up Campaign 11-Nov-2003
A new £100,000 rapid reaction force set up to ‘stop the grot’ in one of Sefton’s most disadvantaged communities has won the backing of Housing Minister Keith Hill ..

Vendors ‘Ignoring’ Licensing Laws 10-Nov-2003
More than a third of pubs and off-licences in Hertfordshire sold alcohol to under-age youngsters in spot checks carried out by Trading Standards and police.

Photograph Plan to Enforce ASBO Conditions 10-Nov-2003
Photos of young offenders could be published on leaflets and posted across Wandsworth borough says a newly set up Anti-Social Behaviour Unit …

Landlord Gets Tough on Misbehaviour 10-Nov-2003
A major Somerset landlord is stepping up tough action against tenants who misbehave.

Beggar Gets Nationwide Ban 10-Nov-2003
A beggar who has been arrested more than 50 times … faces jail if he breaks an order banning him from harassing the public for cash anywhere in the country.

Offenders to be Photographed and Shamed 10-Nov-2003
Thugs who are the subject of anti-social behaviour orders are to be shamed by leaflets bearing their photographs being sent to every household in their neighbourhoods.

Confidential Text Messaging to Report Crime 10-Nov-2003
People will be able to contact police and report crimes by text message in a pioneering £105,000 initiative being spearheaded by Warwickshire Police.

City May Ban All Public Drinking 10-Nov-2003
The first step towards a ban on drinking on the streets of Bath has been approved …

Neighbourhood Wardens ‘Should Issue Fines’ 7-Nov-2003
The power to hand out fixed penalty fines could soon be given to Scottish Neighbourhood Wardens.

ASBO For Racist Behaviour 7-Nov-2003
A 16 year-old girl has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order for intimidating people in Plumstead for years with overtly racist behaviour.

Town Centre ‘Plagued by Beggars’ 7-Nov-2003
Ayr town centre is being plagued by street side beggars, according to police.

City Drive Against Smoking Litter 6-Nov-2003
Smokers who drop cigarette butts are being targeted in a new litter crackdown in Cardiff.

First Use of Law to Evict Anti-Social Tenant 6-Nov-2003
A council has become the first in Scotland to use a housing law to end the tenancy of a woman who was the subject of an anti-social behaviour order.

Province Seeks New Powers Against Anti-Social Behaviour 6-Nov-2003
Northern Ireland’s 26 district councils are to be lobbied for their support for a motion calling for tough new Anti-Social Behaviour Orders to be introduced in the province.

Residents Warn of Vigilante Plans 6-Nov-2003
Residents in Torquay are threatening to set up their own vigilante crime fighting team if their neighbourhood does not improve.

US-style Courts to Target Anti-Social Behaviour 6-Nov-2003
The West Midlands’ chief prosecutor has called for a revolutionary US-style community court to be established in Birmingham in a bid to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

Programme for Safer City Centres 6-Nov-2003
Scotland’s cities are to benefit from an initiative worth £1.7 million over three years to make city centres safer and more prosperous.

Shopkeepers ‘Selling Knives to Children’ 6-Nov-2003
Researchers have concluded that nearly half of shopkeepers in England would break the law by selling knives to children under 16.

Possession of Fireworks by under-18s to be Outlawed 6-Nov-2003
Measures to crack down on fireworks terror have been unveiled by Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt.

Fighting Distraction Burglary 6-Nov-2003
Home Office Minister Hazel Blears has applauded a Leicestershire organisation that has provided nearly 2,000 older people with a crime prevention system to help protect them against bogus callers.

Regional Booze Bans Planned 6-Nov-2003
Alcohol could be banned in more than 146 public places across South Lakeland and Furness.

Town Centre Squad Targets Antisocial Elements 4-Nov-2003
Police have launched a new task force to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Burton town centre.

Designing Out Crime 4-Nov-2003
Some of the most crime-ridden tower blocks in Birmingham have become among the most secure – thanks to police architects.

Anti-Social Behaviour Orders Questioned 3-Nov-2003
Persistent young offenders are ignoring attempts to curb their bad behaviour through the use of Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs), according to the BBC.

Video Crackdown on Drunken Violence 31-Oct-2003
Drunken thugs in York face being caught on camera after a new scheme to equip the city’s Community Support Officers (CSO’s) with video cameras was launched by Home Secretary David Blunkett.

Anti-Social Behaviour Bill Published 31-Oct-2003
A package of measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Scotland has been published

Offenders to Lose ‘Treats’ 31-Oct-2003
A Merseyside council has defended its radical approach to fighting crime after performing a massive U-turn over its policy of taking persistent young offenders on holidays and day trips.

Support for Shopworkers’ Safety Campaign 31-Oct-2003
A trade union’s campaign to stem the rising levels of violence and verbal abuse facing shopworkers is being supported by Leigh MP Andy Burnham.

Nightclub aims to get Youngsters off Streets 31-Oct-2003
Police have praised a nightclub owner’s plan to get gangs of youths off Chippenham’s streets by offering a special under-18 club night.

Village Fights Back against Vandals 31-Oct-2003
A plan has been launched to combat a big rise in vandalism and anti-social behaviour in the village of Ash.

Starring Role for Litter Wardens 30-Oct-2003
Edinburgh city council has unveiled a new TV advert aimed at boosting the image of the city’s controversial litter wardens.

Call for Levy on Plastic Shopping Bags 30-Oct-2003
A MSP has unveiled a proposal to lodge a Members’ Bill in the Scottish Parliament to introduce a levy on disposable plastic bags used by shoppers.

National Drive to Combat Fast Food Litter 30-Oct-2003
Government plans to improve the quality of our public spaces have taken a step forward with the launch of a a consultation aimed at reducing fast food litter …

Millions Suffer from Noisy Neighbours, Survey Shows 30-Oct-2003
Almost one in three people in Britain say noisy neighbours are a problem, according to new government research.

Local Crime Performance Figures Published 30-Oct-2003
Local performance figures on the delivery of key government criminal justice targets have been published for the first time.

Make a Difference Day Hailed a Success 29-Oct-2003
Around 8,000 people across Scotland have taken part in voluntary activities against antisocial behaviour for ‘Make a Difference Day’

Donor Scheme Aims to Get Beggars Off Streets 29-Oct-2003
Cambridge Council has a plan to thwart aggressive begging – and the 120 people involved in so-called street activity.

Massive New Lighting Scheme Announced 29-Oct-2003
Transport Minister Tony McNulty has announced that £2 billion in private investment will be made available to the Birmingham Highway Management Service scheme to improve road safety and reduce crime.

Anti-litter Message ‘is getting through’ 28-Oct-2003
Coventry’s anti-litter blitz in the city centre seems to be working – with shoppers opting to keep things tidy rather than face tough fines.

Stylish way to Keep Crime Out 28-Oct-2003
Ornate alleygates have been praised as a smart way to stop criminals and troublemakers running amok.

Pledge to Tackle Youth Crime 28-Oct-2003
Scottish Justice minister Cathy Jamieson has said that the Executive is committed to tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour, which is having a debilitating effect on communities across the country …

Fines for Young Litter Bugs 27-Oct-2003
Barnsley will be one of the first towns in the country to fine children as young as 11 up to £50 for dropping litter.

New Policy for Bad Neighbours 27-Oct-2003
A blueprint to tackle antisocial behaviour has been drawn up Lambeth Borough, where more than 7,000 complaints were made last year about noisy neighbours.

Firms Join War Against Grime 27-Oct-2003
Bradford businesses are waging a war against grime in a bid to smarten up the area.

Beggar Gets Four Years 27-Oct-2003
Aggressive beggar Curtis Braxton has been jailed for nearly four years for continuing to harass people for cash in Birmingham city centre.

Schools Told to get Tough 27-Oct-2003
Every primary and secondary school in Uckfield will receive a letter from the town council in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour …

Fishing for Good Behaviour 27-Oct-2003
‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ is coming to Lincoln as a pilot scheme to encourage young people to avoid anti-social behaviour …

Call for Action against ‘Rogue Cyclists’ 27-Oct-2003
Tougher action has been demanded to deal with cyclists who ride on pavements.

Mobile Spy Camera Will Help Wardens 24-Oct-2003
A mobile spy camera unit which will be used to target everything from fly-tipping and graffiti to parades and demonstrations has been unveiled in Edinburgh.

High hopes for a new anti-graffiti Campaign 24-Oct-2003
The nice thing about the newly declared war on anti-social behaviour, says an article in the Economist, is that it is easy to tell who is winning: just look at the amount of graffiti …

Anti-social Behaviour Strategy Welcomed 24-Oct-2003
An independent report has shown that communities, organisations and individuals across Scotland have widely welcomed the Executive’s strategy for tackling anti-social behaviour.

‘Mischief Night’ Egg Ban 24-Oct-2003
Cleveland Police have written to retailers to ask them to limit the amount of eggs sold to youngsters in the lead up to Halloween and Bonfire Night to limit their use as missiles …

Team Tackling Antisocial Activity 24-Oct-2003
Eight new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) – the first of their kind in the city – are to go on patrol in Coventry city centre from next week.

Top Marks for Parents 24-Oct-2003
A head teacher has praised parents for helping him to challenge anti-social behaviour and increase respect for others.

Wardens Back-up Police 24-Oct-2003
Police have been joined on the streets of a North-East town by community support officers and town wardens.

New Service to Tackle Drug Crime by Young People 24-Oct-2003
Young people committing crimes to fund their drug habits are to be the focus of a new government drive to get them off drugs and stop their offending behaviour at an early age …

Wardens are ‘Pride of Britain’ 23-Oct-2003
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is to single out Sandwell’s street wardens as role models for the nation.

Campaign for Safe Travel 23-Oct-2003
A campaign to make railway stations in North Wales safer has been launched by the Daily Post newspaper.

Survey Shows Crime Down 22-Oct-2003
Runnymede is winning the battle against crime, after a report revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of offences during the past six years.

Police Target ‘Quality of Life Crimes’ 22-Oct-2003
Glasgow police and procurators-fiscal have drawn up hit lists of the top 10 “most wanted” offenders as they target … “quality of life” crimes

Anti-social ‘Should Lose Benefits’ 22-Oct-2003
Alan Milburn MP has called on the government to deny errant citizens welfare benefits

Fury at Homeless Housing Plan 22-Oct-2003
Angry residents are set to mount a legal challenge to Edinburgh council’s policy of using bed and breakfast for the homeless, alleging … an 18-month plague of anti-social acts.

Big Issue Vendors Go Back to School 22-Oct-2003
Homeless people who sell the Big Issue are to go back to school … part of a “lifeskills” lesson

CCTV to Watch Bad Tenants 22-Oct-2003
CCTV cameras could be installed at every States housing estate in Jersey. In a bid to fight crime and nuisance tenants …

Wanted – Your Views on Tackling Youth Offending 22-Oct-2003
Home Office Minister Paul Goggins has asked local communities and young people themselves to help the government steer young people away from crime.

Spiky Paint Deters Posters 22-Oct-2003
Coventry Council has invested up to £100 per lamppost on anti-flyposting paint around Coventry University.

Beggar Banned from City Streets 21-Oct-2003
A man who plagued shoppers in Hull for cash has been banned from begging anywhere in the city for two years.

Dog Fouling Law ‘Will have Teeth’ 21-Oct-2003
A new law to curb dog fouling on Scotland’s streets and parks will be vigorously enforced, environmental health chiefs have warned.

Free Posters Warn Off Trick or Treaters 21-Oct-2003
Leaflets put up in windows or doors will give householders in Dorset a chance to warn off Halloween trick or treaters.

Beggars and Drug Users Targeted 21-Oct-2003
Prime Minister Tony Blair has picked Camden to spearhead a blitz on begging and drugs.

Early Wins for Anti-social Behaviour Scheme 21-Oct-2003
A scheme to stamp out anti-social behaviour and violent crime in Norwich’s entertainment heartland has been hailed a success – in only its first weekend.

Communities ‘Will Improve Themselves’ 21-Oct-2003
An innovative new strategy designed to help communities throughout the West Lothian area to help themselves is set to be launched.

Wardens Helping to Cut Post Code Poverty 21-Oct-2003
A regeneration scheme that for the first time gives local residents the power to make decisions on revitalising their communities is beginning to show results, says an independent evaluation.

Wardens to Fine Noisy Neighbours 20-Oct-2003
Community wardens will be given powers to issue £100 fixed penalty fines for anti-social behaviour under plans drawn up by the Scottish Executive.

‘Bobby Van’ Hailed Success 20-Oct-2003
A scheme set up to help people who have been the victims of burglary in the Gwent area has been praised by Welsh Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration Edwina Hart.

Hedges Cause 10,000 Neighbourhood Disputes 20-Oct-2003
The government has declared war on light depriving leylandii hedges, describing them as one of the worst forms of anti-social behaviour …

Record Companies Blamed for Litter 17-Oct-2003
Major record labels have been criticised for prosecuting people who download music from the internet, while at the same time breaking the law themselves by plastering posters on statues, walls and buildings.

Flyposting ‘Could Cost Jobs’ 17-Oct-2003
Illegal flyposting is deterring businesses from investing in Liverpool, according to the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.

Town Seeks to Stop New Pubs 17-Oct-2003
Councillors in Newcastle under Lyme are issuing new guidelines to block more pubs and clubs being created in a town plagued by drink-fuelled violence.

Anti-grime Rhyme 17-Oct-2003
Schoolchildren in Blackburn have teamed up to create a unique poem spreading an anti-litter message.

Crime Down in England & Wales 17-Oct-2003
Crime in England and Wales has fallen by five per cent according to the British Crime Survey …

The End of Fear? 17-Oct-2003
In a small, run-down corner of north-west London, fear of crime has disappeared – seemingly overnight.

Crime Rise Will be ‘Bureaucratic’ 17-Oct-2003
Crime in Scotland is expected to rise by up to 25% next year when the eight Scottish police forces alter the way they record crime …

Security Guards May Police Streets 17-Oct-2003
Some Liverpool residents may employ a private security firm to win back their streets from gangs of youths.

School Uniforms ‘Improve Behaviour’ 16-Oct-2003
School uniforms reinforce a sense of discipline and help to cut antisocial behaviour, says Education Minister Ivan Lewis.

‘Clean Up or Get Out’ Threat to Residents 16-Oct-2003
More than 125 homeowners in Gainsborough have been told to clean up their back yards or prepare to face heavy fines and even eviction.

Rail Firm Asks for Drinks Ban 16-Oct-2003
A rail operator has vowed to be the first in the country to ban alcohol from its trains.

Welcome for New Firework Laws 16-Oct-2003
New fireworks controls – which will ban the use of fireworks during anti-social hours – has been welcomed by Buckinghamshire Trading Standards.

MAJOR FEATURE – National Drive Against Antisocial Behaviour 16-Oct-2003
The UK government has underlined its determination to help rid communities of the scourge of anti-social behaviour with the publication of an action plan (a very lengthy report, with data from several sources)

Prison Sentence for Beggar 15-Oct-2003
A Bristol beggar has been jailed for eight weeks.

High Visibility Policing Welcomed 15-Oct-2003
Ilford police took to the streets and made 25 arrests during their third ‘high visibility’ day, as part of the Metropolitan Police’s Safer Streets campaign.

Fence Aims to Stop Youth Nuisance 14-Oct-2003
Residents’ calls for extra security measures to stop youths causing trouble in a play area in Bilton have led to an agreement by Rugby borough councillors to restrict access by fencing off a public footpath.

Poll Reveals Community Fears 14-Oct-2003
Anti-social behaviour topped the results of an online poll asking the people of Kent what the new chief constable’s priorities should be.

Firework Tragedy Feared 14-Oct-2003
Barnsley Council says it fears the latest craze sweeping the area of yobs using fireworks to blow up phone boxes may soon result in a tragedy.

Report Highlights Fear of Rural Crime 14-Oct-2003
One in three people living in the countryside fear they will be a victim of crime in the next year, a survey has revealed.

Clean-up for Bus Shelters 14-Oct-2003
Smashed windows on filthy bus shelters covered with offensive graffiti could be a thing of the past under plans for a major shake-up of cleaning operations in Birmingham.

Police Call to Ban ‘Cheap’ Drinks 14-Oct-2003
A senior police officer has called for a ban on booze price wars in Hull

Estate Compared to Hell 13-Oct-2003
Life on a Grimsby housing estate has been described as like ‘living in hell.’

Police Clampdown on Young Offenders 13-Oct-2003
Troublemaking youths in Oldham are to be targeted by a dedicated police team.

Alcohol Ban at Priory 13-Oct-2003
The grounds of The Priory in Ware are set to become the first alcohol-free zone in East Herts in a move to crack down on under-age drinking and late-night anti-social behaviour.

Call to Scrap Half of Police Forces 13-Oct-2003
Three chief constables have called for the most radical shake-up of the police in England and Wales for 40 years.

Anti-Yob Pilot Campaign May Go Nationwide 13-Oct-2003
Home Secretary David Blunkett is to sanction a new drive against yobs in Sheffield – a pilot campaign which could spread across the rest of the country.

New Team Will Target ‘Bad Neighbours’ 13-Oct-2003
A specialist team is being created to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Greenwich.

Burger Vans are ‘Magnets for Trouble’ 13-Oct-2003
Plans to ban street trading because burger vans are a magnet for troublemakers at night have been passed in Surrey.

Deputy PM’S Award for Sustainable Communities 10-Oct-2003
The four finalists for the first Deputy Prime Minister’s Award for Sustainable Communities have now been selected …

Policing Experiment ‘Fails’ 10-Oct-2003
An experiment to give a village a dedicated “bobby on the beat” has been abandoned after people’s fear of crime increased.

Smokers Given Coffin-shaped Shelter 10-Oct-2003
A coffin-shaped smokers’ booth has been placed outside an office in Manchester in a bid to discourage workers from lighting up and depositing litter.

Bonfire Night Clampdown 10-Oct-2003
Police in Bromsgrove are launching a new scheme to ensure a safe, trouble free Bonfire Night.

Town Centre Drinking Ban 10-Oct-2003
An alcohol ban has been declared by Christchurch council in the town centre …

Gun Firm ‘Antisocial’ 9-Oct-2003
A North Yorkshire company which sells mail order air rifles has been accused of encouraging antisocial behaviour.

Help for Warring Neighbours 9-Oct-2003
A new service that hopes to iron out disputes between warring neighbours has been launched in St Albans.

Call for US-Style Sheriffs to Cut Crime 8-Oct-2003
Voters could be given the chance to elect a sheriff with overall responsibility for the policing strategy of their community, under plans being unveiled by the Conservative Party.

Children Consulted on Graffiti 8-Oct-2003
Merton Council has been listenening to the views of the borough’s schoolchildren as part of its clampdown on spray-can vandals.

Neighbourhod Police Station Proposed 8-Oct-2003
A team of beat bobbies is poised to set up base in a Newcastle-under-Lyme community plagued by anti-social behaviour.

On-the-Spot Fines for Parents of Truants 8-Oct-2003
Education welfare officers, headteachers and police could be given powers to issue £100 fines to the parents of children who are persistent truants.

Man Evicted for Messy Garden 7-Oct-2003
An Irvine man has become the first to be evicted from his council house because of an untidy garden.

Bus Shelter Cameras Catch Criminals 7-Oct-2003
Tiny surveillance cameras built into bus shelters are helping to crack crime in West Yorkshire.

Training Tackles Motorbike Menace 7-Oct-2003
A fresh approach to the problems caused by young people illegally using motorbikes off-road is being taken by Lewes District Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership …

Call for More Wardens 7-Oct-2003
MSP Wendy Alexander is calling for neighbourhood wardens to be drafted in to tour the streets of Millarston in Paisley.

Winning the War on City Crime 7-Oct-2003
The new project manager of a successful scheme to tackle shop crime has vowed to “eliminate” anti-social behaviour in Hull city centre.

City Plans Wide-Ranging Attack on Crime and Grime 7-Oct-2003
A major campaign to tackle crime and clean up Nottingham’s streets is set to be launched, with an extra 40 community wardens, 18 street cleaners and five park keepers being employed.

Neighbourhoods to Get Speed Cameras ‘On Demand’ 7-Oct-2003
Speed cameras could soon be available to Leicester residents in fear of dangerous driving in their neighbourhoods.

Cracking the Fear of Crime 7-Oct-2003
Scotland’s most senior police officers have been asked by the Scottish Executive to go beyond tackling criminals and devise ways of reducing the public fear of crime.

Worshippers Patrol to Protect Church 6-Oct-2003
Worshippers are patrolling outside a Bradford church during Sunday services in an attempt to crack down on car crime and vandalism.

Wardens Cut Crime by 17pc 6-Oct-2003
A street warden initiative pioneered by Ray Mallon, the mayor of Middlesbrough, has helped cut crime in the town by 17 per cent in its first year.

Guidance on Using Antisocial Behaviour Powers 6-Oct-2003
Guidance to ensure effective use of new powers to tackle criminal and anti-social behaviour has been published for consultation the Home Office and Department for Education and Skills.

‘No Warning’ for Littering Drivers 3-Oct-2003
Tougher action will be taken against people dumping rubbish on the borough’s streets after Croydon Council vowed to fine litter droppers £50 without any official warning.

‘Vigilante’ Fears in Village 3-Oct-2003
Angry residents in a South Yorkshire village have threatened to take the law into their own hands and deal themselves with gangs of teenage hooligans who are running riot.

New Anti-social Behaviour Legislation Debated 3-Oct-2003
The Scottish Parliament is debating new laws on anti-social behaviour …

Sharing Information on Bad Neighbours 3-Oct-2003
The problem of nuisance neighbours is to be tackled more effectively under a new agreement between police, local authorities and housing associations.

Town Wins Environment Contest 3-Oct-2003
Richmond is celebrating victory in an environmental competition run by the Northern Echo newspaper.

Security Improvement Slash Car Crime 2-Oct-2003
Car crime at Oxford’s three city council park- and-ride sites has been reduced to just 12 offences in the last six months.

30 Fined in Litter Clampdown 2-Oct-2003
Thirty people have been fined so far for throwing rubbish out of car windows in a crackdown on litterbugs in Coventry.

More CSOs and Wardens for Wales 2-Oct-2003
One of Wales’ most deprived areas is set to benefit from more feet on the beat with the introduction of community support officers.

Council Plan Gets Clean Up Award 2-Oct-2003
A drive by Dundee City Council to clean up the environment has received national recognition, with the award of a People and Places Action Plan Certificate by Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB).

‘Barbie Doll’ Bus Will Shame Unruly Youths 2-Oct-2003
Teenage yobs in Essex who turned the school bus run into a journey from hell may now find themselves the laughing stock of their peers.

Students Learn Neighbourliness 2-Oct-2003
Thousands of students returning to university in Leicester have been given lessons in being good neighbours.

New Service Seeks Out ‘Neighbours From Hell ‘ 2-Oct-2003
A Cheshire based firm is offering to warn house hunters about anti-social behaviour and neighbours from hell before they decide to buy or rent a new home.

‘Worst Passenger’ Banned from Trains 2-Oct-2003
A man dubbed Britain’s worst rail passenger has been banned from every train and station in the country.

Auditions for Buskers 1-Oct-2003
Buskers in London’s Underground now have to pass auditions before being licenced to operate

Community Safety Training Centre Planned 1-Oct-2003
Plans for a new centre which will offer training in community safety have taken a step forward …

Fly-Tipping Clean Up Begins 1-Oct-2003
A campaign to clean up areas blighted by fly-tipping in north Wales has been launched by the Environment Agency.

Appeal to ‘Better Nature’ Combats Litter 30-Sep-2003
Village committee members in Badsey are appealing to the better nature of fellow residents in an effort to solve a litter problem.

Bus Drivers At Risk 30-Sep-2003
Rising violence against bus drivers has sparked a recruitment crisis which is threatening some services, it is claimed.

Mobile Phone Service Enables Instant Crime Reporting 30-Sep-2003
Text and photo messages are the latest weapons being used by Fareham Council in its crackdown on crime.

Wardens are ‘Making a Difference’ 30-Sep-2003
Street wardens look set to continue to patrol parts of Swindon after Swindon Council announced it is to apply for cash to continue the scheme …

Petition Against Neighbourhood Motorbike Menace 30-Sep-2003
Seaford residents have handed a 283-signature petition to Lewes District Council calling for immediate action to end the illegal use of motorbikes on land near their homes.

Police Leaflet Campaign Targets Public Disorder 29-Sep-2003
Parents in north Belfast are being targeted by a police leaflet campaign in a bid to cut anti-social behaviour …

Speed Limits Around Schools 29-Sep-2003
Scottish Local authorities are to receive a £27 million funding boost to introduce 20 mph speed limits around school areas …

Parks at Risk from ‘Dogging’ 29-Sep-2003
An academic who set out to study anti-social behavior in parks has made an unexpected discovery …

A Shining Example 29-Sep-2003
Ground-breaking solutions to cleaning up graffiti and fly-tipping made Croydon the start point for a recent Greater London Assembly (GLA) fact-finding tour.

Crackdown Calms Troubled Tower Blocks 29-Sep-2003
Some peace has returned to troubled tower blocks after a summer crackdown by Kirklees Council and the police to tackle crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Tenants Put on Probation to Maintain Order 29-Sep-2003
New council house tenants in Bury will be put on probation for 12 months in a bid to stamp out anti-social behaviour.

£60,000 For Successful Youth Scheme 26-Sep-2003
A pilot scheme to help build relationships between youth workers and teenagers from troubled estates has been given £60,000 extra funding.

Paper Trail Catches Fly-Tipper 26-Sep-2003
A paper trail from fly-tipped waste ultimately led Environment Agency officers back to a Rotherham man, the town’s magistrates have heard.

Crime Fighting CD-ROM For Young People 26-Sep-2003
A new hi-tech teaching tool that will help young people steer clear of mobile phone theft has been launched by government ministers Hazel Blears and Ivan Lewis.

Front-line Policing is Scottish Priority 26-Sep-2003
Deputy Justice Minister Hugh Henry has reaffirmed the Scottish Executive’s commitment to strengthen front-line policing in the fight against crime and the fear of crime.

Town’s Banning Orders Set to Top 40 26-Sep-2003
The number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders imposed in Bolton to tackle persistent offenders who cause misery to their communities is set to near 40 by Christmas.

More Lights for Safer Streets 26-Sep-2003
Work has started making the streets of Hyndburn safer after dark. Hyndburn Council’s £140,000 “Operation Twinkle” will improve street lighting at specific locations within the borough …

New Wardens on the Beat 25-Sep-2003
Community wardens will be patrolling the Kates Hill patch as part of a new scheme to keep the streets safe.

‘Don’t Suffer In Silence’ Hotline Opened 25-Sep-2003
Wales’ first hotline for reporting problems of anti-social behaviour has been launched in Neath Port Talbot by Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration Edwina Hart.

Support for One-Woman Car Patrol 25-Sep-2003
A Newport woman who has taken to patrolling the streets to protect her neighbours’ cars says she can’t believe how much support she has received.

Police Accused over Travellers’ Mess 25-Sep-2003
A parish council chairman has accused police of ‘abdicating their responsibility’ by failing to prevent damage and litter alegedly caused by travellers in Ilketshall St Andrew, near Beccles.

New Campaign to Stop Fly-posting 25-Sep-2003
A campaign to control fly-posting aimed at students will be mounted by Sheffield Council next week when thousands of new students arrive in the city for the new academic year.

Campaign Against Dangerous Litter 24-Sep-2003
Cardiff City and Wales football star Robert Earnshaw is backing a scheme to keep children’s sports pitches free from dangerous litter.

Wardens Pitch in to Clear Rubbish 24-Sep-2003
Flats in Coventry have been cleared of long-standing rubbish problem after wardens and residents mucked in to clear a tip in Henley Green.

Action Needed on Plastic Bags 23-Sep-2003
The UN’s annual Clean Up the World event is to focus on litter prevention and reducing the use of plastic bags.

Begging Debate Cuts Magazine Sales 23-Sep-2003
A slump in sales of The Big Issue has been blamed on negative media coverage of begging in Scotland’s cities.

Plan to Nurture Model Children 23-Sep-2003
An American-style scheme to curb bad behaviour in youngsters has been launched in Wales.

‘Alleygater’ Bites Back at Crime 23-Sep-2003
Plans to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the most deprived ward in Wales will include an ‘Alleygater’ scheme to erect gates at either end of the alleyways behind houses.

Grants for Young Crime Busters 23-Sep-2003
Youngsters across Cheshire are being urged to bid for cash grants by dreaming up 100 new ideas for fighting crime and anti-social behaviour in their communities.

Drinks Ban for City Streets 23-Sep-2003
A booze ban is set to be imposed on a Bristol area, notorious for alcoholics and drug addicts.

PM Praises PCSOs 23-Sep-2003
Responsing to a Parliamentary question, Prime Minister Tony Blair has praised the work of police community support officers.

‘Handful’ of Juveniles Cause 20 per cent Crime Rise 23-Sep-2003
Crime in Tidworth has increased significantly because of the actions of about ten juveniles, the area’s police section commander Sgt Paul Oatway has said.

Faster Evictions Needed 22-Sep-2003
The eviction process for so-called ‘neighbours from hell’ should be streamlined by removing the need for a court order, Edinburgh city chiefs have said.

Tackling Youth Binge Drinking 22-Sep-2003
Home Office minister Hazel Blears has unveiled the government’s strategy on tackling binge drinking among British youth.

New Powers to Control Firework Nuisance 22-Sep-2003
New laws to reduce the noise, nuisance and anti-social use of fireworks have been given Royal Assent.

BIDs Legislation Gains Royal Assent 22-Sep-2003
Towns and cities across England and Wales could get a new lease of life by setting up Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), which can raise extra funds for warden schemes and other community safety initiatives.

City Wants to Lock Up Child Vandals 22-Sep-2003
Edinburgh City Council chiefs want community wardens and police to be given the power to lock up child vandals.

Tougher Street Drinking Laws Needed 22-Sep-2003
Tough action is needed to stop lager louts striking fear across Northern Ireland, Chief Constable Hugh Orde has said.

Curfew For Tearaways 22-Sep-2003
Two Nuneaton schoolboys – aged 11 and 12 – have been placed under curfew by magistrates under the terms of a two-year anti-social behaviour order.

War of Words Over Plans to Cut Youth Nuisance 19-Sep-2003
Controversy has erupted over a council’s plans to give bored youths their own ‘bus shelters’ …

New Hotline Targets Graffiti & Litter 19-Sep-2003
The number could be up for Rotherham’s graffiti artists and litter louts.

Clean up Begins on Estate ‘Crippled by Drugs’ 19-Sep-2003
A horrifying drug problem has crippled a Leeds estate, says a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Nominations Sought For ‘Most Wasted Space’ Title 19-Sep-2003
The search is on for the grimmest, most fly-tipped, burnt-car littered, supermarket trolley infested stretch of land in Britain.

New Approach to Safer School Travel 19-Sep-2003
New plans to boost walking, cycling and bus travel to school and tackle congestion around the school run have been announced by Education Secretary Charles Clarke and Transport Secretary Alistair Darling.

Plea for New Antisocial Behaviour Laws 19-Sep-2003
Ministers are considering calls for fresh legislation to combat anti-social behaviour in Northern Ireland.

Citizen Patrol Tackles Car Crime 19-Sep-2003
Newport resident Ceri-Anne Lewis has gone on patrol to combat the car crime she and her neighbours are suffering.

City Drinks Ban Likely 19-Sep-2003
Drinking alcohol on the street is likely to be banned across a huge part of central Birmingham – including Broad Street, the heart of city centre night life.

Victory Over Vice 19-Sep-2003
A crackdown on street prostitution ordered by Birmingnam city leader Sir Albert Bore has been hailed a success.

Agency Declares War on Illegal Dumpers 19-Sep-2003
The Environment Agency is urging Pembrokeshire householders and businesses to use registered waste carriers and licensed waste disposal sites to reduce illegal waste tipping.

Abandoned Vehicles Destroyed in Crime Crackdown 18-Sep-2003
A total of 169 abandoned or untaxed cars have been picked up from the streets of South East Northumberland in a campaign to boost community safety …

£175 Million For Needy Neighbourhoods 18-Sep-2003
A further £175 million has been allocated to assist in revitalising the most deprived neighbourhoods, Jeff Rooker, Minister for Regeneration, has announced.

Council Chief Joins Lunchtime Clean-Up 18-Sep-2003
Council boss Pete North used a megaphone to spearhead a litter crackdown in Manchester centre.

New Lighting Will Hit Crime 18-Sep-2003
Lighting in Electric Avenue, Lambeth, London’s first electrically lit shopping street is to be upgraded as part of a £17 million government investment to increase safety and cut crime.

Cameras Cut Omagh Crime 17-Sep-2003
CCTV in Omagh has reduced crime by almost 20%, an independent monitoring body has revealed.

Citizens Have Rights and Responsibilities 17-Sep-2003
The vast majority of people in England and Wales recognise that they have rights and responsibilities towards the community, according to the newly published 2001 Home Office Citizenship Survey.

CCTV Goes on the Beat 17-Sep-2003
TV images of yobs and thieves breaking the law are to be beamed straight to the hands of police officers on the streets of North Wales.

New Confiscation Powers ‘Will Cut Alcohol-Related Crime’ 17-Sep-2003
New powers will enable a crack down on drunken louts and make Kettering town centre safer, police have said.

Doctor Seeks Cure for Litter 17-Sep-2003
A Norfolk GP … is inviting volunteers to join him on Sunday litter-picking sessions and wants people to tell local councils when they see bulky items like washing machines being dumped.

Mediation Training to Help Settle Neighbourhood Disputes 17-Sep-2003
Housing officers in Rugby are to be trained in mediation techniques in a bid to deal with spiralling neighbourhood disputes.

Spotlight Falls on Distraction Crime 16-Sep-2003
A musical play aimed at highlighting the problem of distraction burglaries is to be staged in West Devon this October.

Award for Environment Group 16-Sep-2003
Richmond Pride, which tackles problems such as litter, dog waste and graffiti, has won a major environmental competition run by the Northern Echo newspaper.

Palace Beggar Jailed 15-Sep-2003
A beggar banned from Manchester city centre has been jailed for six months.

Spy Camera Speaks for Itself 15-Sep-2003
A talking camera is being introduced to scare off would-be vandals and graffiti artists before they cause damage.

Residents Turn in Drug Dealers 15-Sep-2003
Hull residents lined the streets and watched in delight as police carted off 18 suspected drug dealers in a raid on flats, based on information supplied by neighbours determined to clean up their communities.

Extra Cash for Safer Streets 15-Sep-2003
Scottish local authorities are to receive an additional £16.85 million over two years for cycling, walking and safer streets projects.

Courts Urged to Get Tougher on Antisocial Behaviour 12-Sep-2003
A council leader spearheading a fight against yobs and criminals is urging magistrates to get tough on thugs.

South East is ‘Safest Part of Country’ 12-Sep-2003
Successful crime reduction initiatives to target offenders have made the South East the safest region in England and Wales, according to Home Office Director for the South East, Hugh Marriage.

Councils Campaign Against Illegal Rubbish Collectors 12-Sep-2003
Lambeth council has teamed up with Croydon and Merton to appeal to people not to pay illegal rubbish collectors to remove waste.

Clean Team Set for Growth 12-Sep-2003
Piccadilly Circus Partnership (PCP), a central London pilot Business Improvement District (BID), is set to expand its Clean Team, which provides enhanced street cleaning in addition to the services already provided by Westminster City Council.

Parliament Commends Newspaper Campaign 12-Sep-2003
A Halifax newspaper’s campaign against cheap alcohol promotions that encourage binge drinking by young people has won Parliamentary praise in an early day motion by Alice Mahon MP.

Residents Fight Back Against Youth Disorder 12-Sep-2003
A public meeting has been called in a bid to find a solution to under-age drinking, vandalism and anti-social behaviour which are plaguing Glenrothes Auchmuty precinct.

Dog Owners Told to Clean Up their Act 11-Sep-2003
Greenwich dog owners who refuse to pick up their pets’ mess will be issued with fixed penalty notices under new council proposals.

Challenge Youngsters Join Clean Up 11-Sep-2003
Young people in Hertfordshire have given street wardens a hand with cleaning up a children’s play area as part of a Millennium Team Challenge scheme.

Flytipper Leaves ‘Calling Card’ 11-Sep-2003
A flytipper was surprised with a £50 fine after Croydon Council traced the offender from a set of illegally dumped college notes containing his name and address.

National Census of Social Disorder 11-Sep-2003
A one-day census of anti-social behaviour in England and Wales has been conducted by the Home Office in the first attempt to measure the scale of disorder in society.

Residents Crack Down on Crime 11-Sep-2003
People living in a crime “hot spot” in Salisbury are so fed up with incidents of vandalism and petty crime that they have started their own crackdown campaign.

‘Common Sense’ Can Beat Crime 11-Sep-2003
Crime in Cricklade could become almost non-existent if people use their common sense, the town’s police sergeant has said.

ASBO’s Will ‘Follow’ Offenders 10-Sep-2003
Neighbours from hell will have no hiding place in Scotland under new powers to track offenders to be given to the police and councils.

New Powers to Tackle Antisocial Drinking 10-Sep-2003
Drunken louts causing public nuisance could have all their booze confiscated under new police powers that have now come into force.

One-Stop Crime Busting Centre Announced 10-Sep-2003
Liverpool is to have the first US style Community Justice Centre in Britain, Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced.

Community Clean-up Has Sweeping Ambitions 10-Sep-2003
A proposed initiative to clean up North Devon goes much further than sweeping the streets.

Task Force Targets Nuisance Neighbours 10-Sep-2003
Nuisance neighbours are coming under sustained attack from council officials in North Lanarkshire.

Greater Community Engagement is Next Step for Police Reform 10-Sep-2003
Far-reaching reforms, redefining police relationships with the communities they serve, can increase local accountability, help tackle crime and build safer communities, Home Secretary David Blunkett has said.

American to Head UK Police Standards Unit 10-Sep-2003
The Boston police chief who halved crime and the fear of crime in his home force has been appointed as the new head of the Police Standards Unit.

Petition to Oust Fast Food Vendor 9-Sep-2003
A street trader who sells fast food in a Cotswold town is facing fierce opposition to his bid to renew his licence.

Night-Time Economy Strategy Targets Disorder 9-Sep-2003
Time is being called on Cheltenham’s late-night louts who make traders’ lives a misery.

Car Dumping May Become ‘Epidemic’ 9-Sep-2003
Britain faces an epidemic of car-dumping because the cost of scrapping motors is set to more than double, a government watchdog has warned.

Investment in Local Street Lighting To Cut Crime 9-Sep-2003
London Transport Minister Tony McNulty has announced that £42 million has been made available by the Government Office for London to improve street lighting services ..

Detention for Nuisance Teenager 9-Sep-2003
A teenager has become the first person in Barnsley to be sent down for breaching an anti-social behaviour order.

ASBO Delivers Life Ban From Home Town 8-Sep-2003
A mother of five who subjected neighbours to years of abuse has been banned from her home town for life.

New Neighbourhood Improvement Awards 8-Sep-2003
A new awards scheme to recognise the achievement of local people improving services in their neighbourhoods through local management initiatives, has been launched by Yvette Cooper, Minister for Regeneration.

Praise for Community Crime Reduction Projects 8-Sep-2003
Two successful government-funded projects to tackle crime in Cardiff and Wrexham have been praised by Home Office Minister, Hazel Blears.

Town Gets Cash for more Street Wardens 8-Sep-2003
Slough Borough Council will receive £210,000 in continued government support for the town’s street crime wardens for the coming financial year.

Graffiti Artist to Transform Graffiti 8-Sep-2003
A local policeman is seeking to recruit an artist to transform graffiti-covered window shutters on more than 20 local shops in Lawrence Weston.

Spy in the Cab Aims for Safer Taxis 5-Sep-2003
CCTV cameras have been installed in several Redditch taxis to try to stamp out racial abuse and assaults on drivers.

Fly-tipping Costs Council £7,000 a Month 5-Sep-2003
Fly-tippers are costing taxpayers in Norwich tens of thousands of pounds as council bosses struggle to deal with a rising tide of dumped rubbish.

Public Backing for Rubbish Fines 5-Sep-2003
A survey in Newton Abbot has revealed unanimous support for a new £50 on-the-spot fine for people who drop litter …

Rapid Response Team Targets Abandoned Vehicles 5-Sep-2003
More than 120 vehicles a year are being cleared from the streets of North Somerset before they can be set on fire in an initiative to target car dumping ‘hot spots’ and beat the arsonists.

Zero Tolerance Campaign Tackles Bullying 5-Sep-2003
New measures to tackle bullying, improve behaviour and cut truancy in schools unveiled by Education Minister Ivan Lewis, have been described as a central element in reducing antisocial behaviour.

Private Security Patrols May Solve ‘Police Failure’ 5-Sep-2003
A cash-strapped police force’s failure to patrol a village is opening up a market for private security firms.

Residents’ Dossier Calls for Action 5-Sep-2003
A dossier detailing residents’ fears of crime has been compiled in the fight to close off a Stourbridge alleyway dubbed a “muggers’ paradise”.

Residents ‘Living in a State of Terror,’ Says Report 4-Sep-2003
Teenage gangs are running riot in one of Edinburgh’s most rundown estates with the police seemingly powerless to stop them, according to a hard-hitting new report.

Posters Mock Graffiti Vandals 4-Sep-2003
A poster campaign branding graffiti vandals ‘aerosols’ has been launched in Edinburgh.

Town to Count Antisocial Behaviour 4-Sep-2003
Halton’s Community Safety Partnership has agreed to take part in a Home Office initiative aimed at helping local authorities to focus on anti-social behaviour.

Police Helicopter Targets Illegal Bikers 4-Sep-2003
Staffordshire Police have taken to the air to crackdown on illegal off-road bikers under new laws to combat anti-social behaviour.

‘Peer Pressure’ Leads to Banning Order 4-Sep-2003
A teenager has been banned from three Leicester estates for making residents’ lives a misery.

Northern Ireland ‘Deserves’ ASBOs 4-Sep-2003
Anti-social behaviour legislation should be introduced in Northern Ireland to allow people to live in a decent home free from fear, a leading housing official has said.

Support for Anti-Begging Campaign 3-Sep-2003
A Scottish newspaper’s campaign to ‘Ban the Beggars’ has attracted a big response.

Warden Plan to Combat Vandals 3-Sep-2003
Perth and Kinross Council is seeking funds for a community warden scheme, as part of a strategy to crack down on vandalism.

Police Respond to Residents’ Concerns 3-Sep-2003
Police presence has been stepped up in a Bath community to take a stand against unruly behaviour, following a meeting with residents about young people misbehaving and causing a disturbance in Weston.

Review of Off-Licence Alcohol Sales 3-Sep-2003
Tougher measures to prevent off-licences becoming the focus of drunken anti-social behaviour are being considered in Scotland.

Public Transport Crime Increases Car Usage, Report Says 2-Sep-2003
Crime and vandalism is adding to delays on public transport and must be tackled if people are to be persuaded to leave their cars at home, a new report warns.

First Minister Vows to Stand Up for Communities 2-Sep-2003
Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell has vowed to take on “vested interests” in his drive to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

Worst Rat Runs Identified 29-Aug-2003
For the first time, the nation’s worst rat runs have been named in an attempt to highlight what road safety campaigners say is a growing menace to the quality of life for many.

Community Action Beats Troublemakers 29-Aug-2003
Gangs which have been terrorising the Fitton Hill and Hathershaw areas are being broken up with joint action by police, council, housing and community safety staff.

Cameras Aim to Cut Vandalism 28-Aug-2003
The first CCTV cameras have been installed in Kirkwall, Orkney, in a bid to cut vandalism …

Police Want Litter Fine Powers 28-Aug-2003
Police have asked for the power to hand out on-the-spot fines to litter louts in the Lothians.

‘Envirocrime’ is Top Priority 27-Aug-2003
Backbench councillors at the town hall have prompted cabinet colleagues to focus on freeing Merton from graffiti, fly-posting and flytipping.

Beggars Help To Cut Street Crime, Say Beggars 27-Aug-2003
Street crime in Aberdeen would rise if beggars were forced out of the city centre, it has been claimed.

Young Offenders Will ‘Make Proper Amends’ 27-Aug-2003
Thousands of Scotland’s youngest offenders will now be made to make proper amends, with the launch of the Glasgow Restorative Justice Service.

Litterbug Drivers Pay the Price 27-Aug-2003
Fifteen people in Coventry have been handed £50 fines for dropping litter out of a car window after tip-offs from the public.

Cash Reward to Turn in ‘Graffiti Criminals’ 26-Aug-2003
A reward of up to £1,000 is up for grabs for information leading to the conviction of anyone responsible for graffiti …

Local Ideas Cut Crime by 31% 26-Aug-2003
A new initiative aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour has seen crime drop by nearly a third in part of Torquay.

Anti-Crime Message on Bins 26-Aug-2003
New litter bins featuring crime prevention messages have been unveiled in Halesworth.

Traders Banned for ‘Causing Bad Behaviour’ 26-Aug-2003
Street traders have been banned from selling their wares without permission in Robertsbridge, after accusations that they contribute to antisocial behaviour.

Flytippers Arrested 22-Aug-2003
A number of arrests have been made following the latest crack-down on flytippers across Birmingham.

Promoting a Safer Carnival 22-Aug-2003
The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) has issued advice to help people enjoy London’s forthcoming Notting Hill Festival in safety.

Council Wins Anti-Begging Injunction 22-Aug-2003
Beggars look set to be threatened with imprisonment after a council won an injunction against a man arrested 97 times for begging.

Neighbourhood Action Off to Flying Start 22-Aug-2003
Neighbourhood Action teams are making their mark across Wakefield South and South Kirkby carrying out planned clean-ups and responding to calls from residents about rubbish, anti-social behaviour and noise.

New Code to Curb Antisocial Drinkers 22-Aug-2003
MP Vincent Cable is seeking the support of local pubs and clubs in Twickenham in drawing up a ‘code of conduct’ which will minimise noise and anti-social behaviour associated with late night drinking in the town.

Driving Litter Off the Road 22-Aug-2003
A new campaign to drive litter louts off the motorway network has been launched by the Highways Agency and the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.

ILLEGAL MOTORCYCLISTS PUT ON RIGHT TRACK 21-Aug-2003
A new facility in Sheffield is reducing the nuisance and dangers caused by illegal motor cyclists.

DRINKS REPORT ‘WILL CUT ANTISOCIAL CRIME’ 21-Aug-2003
The report of the Nicholson Committee presents the best opportunity in over 25 years to overhaul Scotland’s liquor licensing laws and create a better environment for safer socialising …

CLEAN URBAN PARKS ‘INTEGRAL TO REGENERATION’ 21-Aug-2003
A plan has been unveiled to spend more than £20 million upgrading parks in a bid to make North Staffordshire ‘one of the UK’s most green and pleasant areas.’

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST ARSON 21-Aug-2003
The fight against malicious fires has taken a further step forward after Fire Safety Minister Phil Hope invited bids for a share of £4million for projects aimed at tackling the growing menace of arson, including schemes to clear abandoned and derelict vehicles from the streets before they’re torched.

NEW HELP FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE 21-Aug-2003
The Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) has issued a bulletin with effective new advice for reducing crime and the fear of crime among elderly or vulnerable people living alone.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS & WARDENS HONOURED 21-Aug-2003
Twenty-two people from neighbourhoods across Yorkshire and the Humber are being honoured for their work in the community.

‘SEE SQUALOR FOR YOURSELVES’ INVITATION TO COUNCILLORS 20-Aug-2003
Neighbours have demanded city leaders visit their flats in Netherthorpe to see what must be done to realise the council’s ‘clean, green and safe’ policies.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP ‘TURNS ROUND’ BLIGHTED NEIGHBOURHOOD 20-Aug-2003
In just a few months the hard work of a crime fighting partnership in North Tyneside has helped turn around the fortunes of the Martin Road area of Howdon.

CRIME CAMERAS MAY GET GO-AHEAD 20-Aug-2003
Long-delayed plans to install potentially crimebusting CCTV cameras in two of Walsall’s most deprived areas could finally be given the go ahead next month.

WARDENS WILL MONITOR BUS STATION CLEAN UP 20-Aug-2003
Vandals are to be driven out of Plymouth’s Bretonside Bus Station with a major facelift followed by a crime crackdown.

MP FIGHTS FOR SAFER, CLEANER STATION 20-Aug-2003
An action plan is being hatched to bring an end to the “crime and squalor” which plagues a South London railway station.

TOWN CENTRE BAN FOR CAR CRIMINALS 20-Aug-2003
Two failed car thieves in their 30s have received anti-social behaviour orders on top of their sentences. Bolton Magistrates Court granted the town’s first “ASBO on conviction” …

HOMELESS MAN BANNED FROM ‘HOME’ 20-Aug-2003
A homeless man who lives on the streets of Bradford city centre has been banned from the area under an interim anti-social behaviour order.

DEATH THREAT AGAINST STREET CLEANERS 20-Aug-2003
Council employees in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, have called for an immediate end to threats after street cleaners were told they would be shot after going into a nationalist area.

WARDENS AND PENSIONERS’ JOIN FORCES FOR SAFER STREET 20-Aug-2003
Hull pensioners living in fear of muggers and drug users have joined forces to make their street safer.

GOVERNMENT WORKS WITH BUILDERS TO SHUT OUT NOISY NEIGHBOURS 19-Aug-2003
A construction industry proposal to prevent noise levels making life a misery for many people is being put out to consultation by the government.

BANNED BEGGAR DROPS LEGAL CHALLENGE 19-Aug-2003
Beggar Margaret Edlin has dropped plans to fight a city-centre ban. Edlin, 25, had launched a legal challenge against an injunction barring her from the centre of Nottingham.

RAIL WORKERS COULD ISSUE FINES 19-Aug-2003
Contractors could be empowered with new police powers to prevent anti-social behaviour and vandalism on the railways, a new consultation paper has suggested.

NEIGHBOURS PLAN TO SUE COUNCIL OVER LITTER 19-Aug-2003
A group of neighbours are taking their fight for cleaner streets to the courts. Traders and residents plan to gather enough evidence of rubbish being left to rot at the roadside to sue Brighton and Hove City Council ..

COUNCIL ‘CONFISCATES’ RUBBISH BINS 19-Aug-2003
Rubbish has been piling up in a Gloucester street after residents’ wheelie bins were confiscated by the local authority.

AMBASSADORS TO ‘CLEAN UP’ CITY CENTRE PARK 19-Aug-2003
City centre Ambassadors are to be employed in a clean up at a Sheffield city centre park popular with young people.

PEOPLE URGED TO TAKE MORE PRIDE IN TOWN 19-Aug-2003
Frome residents are being urged to take more pride in their town before it becomes the litter capital of Somerset.

BUS TROUBLEMAKERS WARNED 19-Aug-2003
People who commit crime or cause problems on West Yorkshire’s buses have been warned that police may be sitting near them.

£21 MILLION FOR WARDENS & NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGEMENT 18-Aug-2003
A £21 million expansion of the government’s drive to revitalise some of our most deprived communities has been announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

BAN CHEWING GUM, SCHOOLS TOLD 18-Aug-2003
Clitheroe Town Council has blasted local school pupils and about discarded chewing gum and is writing to headteachers and a well-known manufacturer of the product.

BUSINESSES MAY BE FINED FOR LITTER 18-Aug-2003
Tough cash penalties could be slapped on businesses which allow litter to blight the front of their premises …

GRAFFITI TO DETER GRAFFITI 18-Aug-2003
Two teenagers have been let loose with spray cans in a Kesgrave subway to create a graffiti mural with a difference.

NEW WARDEN TEAM PROPOSED FOR AYRSHIRE 18-Aug-2003
A new force will be handed the task of dealing with anti-social behaviour in South Ayrshire.

PARENTS TO PAY FOR THEIR CHILDREN’S CRIMES 18-Aug-2003
Scottish parents face jail if they fail to curb the behaviour of their children, with ministers claiming parents who did nothing to rein in their tearaway youngsters are guilty of neglect.

RESIDENTS’ PETITION TO REMOVE ANTISOCIAL NEIGHBOUR 18-Aug-2003
Neighbours of a teenage tearaway – Melissa Williams – have signed a petition in a bid to force her out of their street.

HOTLINE IDENTIFIES LOCAL NUISANCE CONCERNS 18-Aug-2003
Youths racing motorcycles around estates in Swindon are just one of the problems identified by a new Anti-Social Behaviour Reporting Hotline.

A WINNING FORMULA IN THE GRAFFITI WAR 15-Aug-2003
A chemical cleaning breakthrough has put Edinburgh on the brink of winning its war on graffiti, city leaders have said.

CIVIL LAW TEST CASE ON BEGGING BEGINS 15-Aug-2003
A test case to remove beggars from the streets of Manchester has been launched in the civil courts by police and the local council.

MASSIVE ESTATE CLEAN UP 15-Aug-2003
A team of caretakers has completed the mammoth task of painting out graffiti on the walls of a 1,900-home estate in Kidbrooke.

RUBBISH LEAVES CITY IN ‘BAD ODOUR’ 14-Aug-2003
Litter bins in the Scottish capital are constantly overflowing and the streets are strewn with foul-smelling rubbish and discarded flyers as the city’s population doubles during the Festival season, says a report in the Scotsman.

CRACKDOWN ON BAD NEIGHBOURS 14-Aug-2003
A new initiative to tackle disruptive neighbours has been launched in West Lothian.

CHARITIES CHALLENGE TOUGH STANCE ON NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL 13-Aug-2003
Charities in Scotland are fighting plans to crack down on neighbours from hell.

FLYING VANDALS ON THE AGENDA 13-Aug-2003
A Cornwall Neighbourhood Watch group is meeting to discuss a recent spate of what it calls “criminal activities” – by seagulls.

AWARD WINNING CLEAN-UP 13-Aug-2003
Berrynarbor has won the title of Best Kept Village in Devon, with the help of volunteer litter hunters.

BID TO SAVE WARDEN TEAM 13-Aug-2003
Councillors in the Wear Valley have launched a bid to secure more money to safeguard the future of an award-winning street warden scheme.

MINISTER CONSULTS ON ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 13-Aug-2003
People from Stirling have told Scotland’s Deputy Minister for Communities, Mary Mulligan, how anti-social behaviour affects their lives.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GROWING FEAR OF CRIME 13-Aug-2003
A new report says that the fear of crime is still blighting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Scots in their communities.

BOY DETAINED FOR ATTACK ON WARDEN 13-Aug-2003
The Norwich Evening News has won the right to name a 14-year-old boy who has been sentenced to 12-months detention for racially abusing and a neighbourhood warden and threatening him with a brick.

WARDENS TO TARGET CHEWING GUM USERS 12-Aug-2003
A mayor has warned people who chew gum that they have to change their ways. Ray Mallon, the Mayor of Middlesbrough, is asking the council’s street wardens and police to intervene if they see anyone spitting gum on to pavements …

PRIZES FOR LITTER-FREE SHOP FRONTS 12-Aug-2003
A competition designed to get Bath’s shopkeepers sprucing up their businesses is being launched next month.

CAMPAIGN TARGETS STREET BEGGARS 12-Aug-2003
A zero tolerance approach is being taken against street begging in Plymouth as part of a campaign to rid the city of anti-social behaviour.

NEW SCHEME PROMOTES SAFETY FOR THE ELDERLY 12-Aug-2003
A scheme of free workshops for pensioners aims to promote safety and security in West Suffolk.

‘IT BEGGARS BELIEF’ 12-Aug-2003
The headline describes a local newspaper’s reaction after down-and-out Daniel Hill walked free from court for flouting a begging ban – and was even allowed to keep the money he had begged from passers-by.

LOCAL ACTION GROUP TACKLES VANDALISM 11-Aug-2003
Residents of Rustington, Littlehamton, plagued by vandalism, have finally had enough. Their protests have led to the forming of an action group in a desperate effort to combat months of mindless attacks by teenagers on their homes and cars.

CITY CENTRE WARDENS GO ON PATROL 11-Aug-2003
An army of city centre wardens has taken to the streets of Bristol to curb anti-social behaviour.

HOT WEATHER BLAMED FOR RISE IN NUISANCE COMPLAINTS 11-Aug-2003
Sheffield’s heatwave has caused more problems than just sunburn – complaints about nuisance neighbours in the city have risen by a third.

POLICE STEP UP PATROLS IN TROUBLED NEIGHBOURHOOD 11-Aug-2003
Peterborough residents hope they can win their battle against youth crime after police agreed to step up patrols.

DNA SCIENCE TO IDENTIFY ‘SPITTERS’ 11-Aug-2003
A train company is arming its staff with DNA testing kits to clamp down on passengers who spit at them …

NEIGHBOURHOOD BAN FOR UNRULY SISTERS 11-Aug-2003
Sisters Eileen and Kathleen Ward have been hit with a banning order after bringing misery to a Manchester neighbourhood.

COUNCIL WARNS ‘DUMPING’ NEIGHBOURS 11-Aug-2003
City officials in Exeter are threatening to fine residents who dump rotting rubbish behind people’s homes.

PAMPHLET SHAMES ‘ANTISOCIAL NEIGHBOURS’ 11-Aug-2003
A man who terrorised a North Wales village is being named and shamed as part of a controversial police move against people convicted of anti-social behaviour.

BETTER GREEN SPACES FOR URBAN COMMUNITIES 11-Aug-2003
Green spaces in Scotland’s urban areas are to be protected and enhanced through a £400,000 funding initiative.

MAGISTRATES TO SEE ‘LIFE ON THE STREETS’ 11-Aug-2003
Magistrates are to be invited to tour some of Barnsley’s most troublesome estates to learn what it’s like having to put up with neighbours from hell.

WARDENS GET TOUGH ON LITTER 11-Aug-2003
Neighbourhood wardens Suzanne Francis and Emma Adams have joined the front line in a Nottinghamshire council’s crusade to clean up its neighbourhoods.

POLICE-COUNCIL PARTNERSHIP TARGETS ABANDONED VEHICLES 11-Aug-2003
A successful project to speed up the removal of abandoned cars and other vehicles in Wakefield has been extended.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING CLEANING UP GRAFFITI 11-Aug-2003
Residents in Sheldon, Solihull have welcomed a government-backed partnership campaign aimed at ridding the area of graffiti.

NATIONAL POSTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST LITTERING DRIVERS 11-Aug-2003
Motorists are being urged to take their litter home and stop rubbishing Scotland’s reputation.

POLICE AND COUNCIL BLAMED FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD WOES 8-Aug-2003
Police have told Stockbridge residents that they can’t spare officers to help deal with rising youth disorder in their quiet neighbourhood.

AMERICANS BRING DEGREE OF CLEANLINESS TO OXFORD 7-Aug-2003
American students attending summer school at Oxford University have been helping to clean up the city’s streets.

WARDENS CRY FOUL ABOUT DOG MESS 7-Aug-2003
Crewe and Nantwich’s newly appointed community wardens are to get tough on dog fouling in a bid to clean up the towns.

LITTER BUGS MUST PAY 6-Aug-2003
A blitz has been launched on Newton Abbot’s litter-bugs. Rubbish louts face £50 on-the-spot fines in the new crackdown.

BUSKERS YES, BEGGARS NO 6-Aug-2003
Police say they are softening their stance on genuine buskers who have been driven out of Canterbury by a 19th century by-law.

YOUNG OFFENDERS ‘SHOULD PAY FOR CCTV’ 6-Aug-2003
Tearaways charged with anti-social behaviour could see their fines used to pay for more surveillance cameras on the streets of north Wales.

FAST FOOD CHAIN ASKED FOR CLEAN-UP HELP 6-Aug-2003
Fast food giant McDonalds has been asked to help solve the problem of rubbish in Peterborough city centre.

SUCCESSFUL ANTI-GRAFFITI PROJECT MAY BE EXTENDED 5-Aug-2003
A pioneering project to tackle graffiti in a Rotherham park has been so successful it could be extended to other areas.

CLEAN-UP BLITZ WILL INVOLVE WHOLE COMMUNITY 5-Aug-2003
A clean-up is about to start in Mapplewell and Staincross, Barnsley. The council is using all its front-line services to maximise the results of the 12-day blitz.

COUNCIL AND POLICE TEAM UP TO TACKLE COMMUNITY PROBLEMS 5-Aug-2003
Jackie McCormack, Harrow Council’s anti-social behaviour specialist, has moved from the Civic Centre to a new office at Pinner police station from where he will work closely with the police’s community action team …

WARDENS ADD FLOWER POWER 4-Aug-2003
Huddersfield street wardens have been helping to brighten up the town centre.

ANTI-SOCIAL PEOPLE MAY LOSE BENEFITS 4-Aug-2003
Residents living in areas terrorised by troublesome teenagers and noisy neighbours have welcomed government plans to slash offenders’ housing benefit.

AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY CRIME FIGHTERS 4-Aug-2003
Four community groups have received national recognition for their work to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods.

RESIDENTS URGED TO BECOME UNPAID LITTER COLLECTORS 1-Aug-2003
The leader of the Peterborough city council has announced an extraordinary new scheme to clean up the streets. Cllr Ben Franklin wants residents to carry plastic bags with them when they go out and pick up litter themselves.

ROUGH SLEEPERS TO BE CLEARED FROM CAPITAL’S STREETS 1-Aug-2003
Rough sleepers are to be forced off central London streets under a crackdown on the homeless by police and wardens.

COURT WARNING TO FLY-TIPPERS 1-Aug-2003
The Environment Agency is telling traders and residents in Essex they will face large fines if they do not dump commercial and household waste properly.

CRIME-RIDDEN ALLEYS MAY BE CLOSED 1-Aug-2003
Rotherham Council could become the first local authority in South Yorkshire to shut footpaths and alleyways beset by crime and vandalism.

£89 MILLION TO RECLAIM PARKS AND PUBLIC SPACES 31-Jul-2003
Radical ideas to transform parks and public spaces will be rewarded under a new scheme, Regeneration Minister Yvette Cooper has announced.

SAFER STREETS AS ROBBERIES FALL 31-Jul-2003
Responding to the publication of Streets Ahead, the joint inspectorate report on the Street Crime Initiative, the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, has called the initiative an outstanding success.

MPs CALL FOR ACTION ON CHEWING GUM 31-Jul-2003
A committee of MPs has published a report on the state of Britain’s litter-strewn and uncared for public spaces, including a call for manufacturers to make chewing gum less sticky.

JOINT POLICE-COUNCIL PATROLS TARGET LITTER 31-Jul-2003
The long arm of the law will extend to litter bugs who choke Coventry’s streets with rubbish if a trial scheme to catch them in the act is successful.

MP BACKS ‘BELEAGUERED’ WARDENS 31-Jul-2003
An MP has slammed Norwich city councillors for wanting more government cash to keep an under threat community warden scheme running.

COUNCIL’S BIG MONEY ATTACK ON CHEWING GUM 31-Jul-2003
Swindon Council is to spend an extra £100,000 on making the town more attractive to visitors and businesses and has pledged to tackle the blight of the town’s gum-covered pavements.

ODE BUT NO JOY FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS 31-Jul-2003
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is to be played continuously in a multi-storey car park in an attempt to drive away rough sleepers.

QUICK RESPONSE PATROLS TACKLE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 31-Jul-2003
A new security service has been launched in Oldham East in a bid to combat crime in the area.

MORE WARDENS ON PATROL 31-Jul-2003
Bristol’s latest team of street wardens have begun patrolling in Easton, Eastville and the centre in a bid to improve areas prone to anti-social behaviour problems.

NEW SCHEME AIMS TO OUST NUISANCE STREET VENDORS 31-Jul-2003
Licensed street traders selling food, flowers and balloons will soon be taking up fixed pitches in Bolton town centre to help town centre shoppers identify nuisance, unlicensed, vendors.

ROAD-RAGE FILM HELPS WARDENS 30-Jul-2003
A road rage video nasty is being used to train traffic wardens to deal with violent motorists.

ROW OVER DOG MESS CLEAN-UP 30-Jul-2003
A Belfast dog lover has hit out at poor servicing of ‘doggy toilet’ bins in the city, following the launch of a new campaign by Belfast City Council to clamp down on owners who don’t ‘scoop the poop’.

NEW MEASURES SET IN TRAIN AGAINST RAILWAY BEGGARS 29-Jul-2003
Transport police at Preston railway station are getting tough on beggars who trawl the platforms asking commuters for cash.

COMPANIES ASKED TO JOIN LITTER-FREE CAMPAIGN 29-Jul-2003
Businesses in Norwich are being asked for their support in making the city a litter-free and cleaner place to live and work.

NEW MONEY GUARANTEES ANOTHER YEAR FOR CRIME WARDENS 29-Jul-2003
Street crime wardens in Wolverhampton are to be kept on the payroll for an extra 12 months.

CAMERAS AND PRIVATE DETECTIVES FIGHT FLYTIPPERS 29-Jul-2003
Surveillance cameras and private detectives are being used to stop commercial flytippers dumping illegally in Newport …

MANUFACTURERS ‘MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY’ FOR CHEWING GUM LITTER 29-Jul-2003
Civic leaders in Trowbridge are backing a bid by Aberdeen City Council to force chewing gum manufacturers into helping pay for cleaning up Great Britain’s streets.

MAJOR INVESTMENT IN CLEAN STREETS 29-Jul-2003
A £5 million initiative to help improve the borough’s street scene and boost the quality of life for residents has been launched by London’s Haringey Council.

BAN AND FINE FOR DEFECATING IN PUBLIC 29-Jul-2003
A mother with 21 children has been banned from a Wolverhampton suburb for her outrageous behaviour.

LITTER WARDENS TO GO NATIONWIDE 28-Jul-2003
The government is to launch a campaign to clean up Britain’s towns and cities in its attempt to stem growing crime and antisocial behaviour.

MORE FUNDS TO FIGHT FLYTIPPING 28-Jul-2003
A further £250,000 to help tackle flytipping has been announced as part of a wider drive to curb anti-social behaviour in Scotland.

CLOSING ALLEYWAYS IN BATTLE AGAINST CRIME 28-Jul-2003
Local authorities will have powers to seek the closure of alleyways in 52 areas where they facilitate crimes such as robbery, burglary, arson and drug dealing, Local Environmental Quality Minister Alun Michael has announced.

PRAISE FOR CITY’S CLEAN STREETS 28-Jul-2003
The streets of Hull are among the cleanest in the country, according to experts from the national litter abatement agency, ENCAMS.

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS ‘MUST PROVIDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT’ 28-Jul-2003
Housing associations need to create thriving communities where people want to live if the sector is to flourish, the industry’s head has warned.

MORE CASH FOR ESTATE SECURITY 25-Jul-2003
Safety and security on an Oldham housing estate is to be improved with money from a £64 million government grant to First Choice Homes.

ACTION ON TRAVELLERS’ SITES 25-Jul-2003
Two new travellers’ sites are set to be created in Edinburgh in a bid to curb problems caused by unauthorised camps springing up across the city.

BEGGAR BANNED FROM ‘PESTERING SHOPPERS’ 25-Jul-2003
The first order in the West Midlands banning a beggar from pestering shoppers in Birmingham centre has been imposed by magistrates.

HIDDEN CAMERAS TARGET FLYTIPPERS 25-Jul-2003
Flytippers who scar the landscape with rubbish could be in for a shock if South Norfolk District Council’s plans for hidden cameras get the go-ahead.

BLITZ ON NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL 25-Jul-2003
Tenants convicted of crime were today warned they could be kicked out of their homes as part of get tough moves to tackle neighbours from hell in Nechells.

TOWN ON BRINK OF VICTORY OVER BEGGARS 25-Jul-2003
Middlesbrough Council says the town has only one beggar left on the streets after a year-long clean-up.

SURVEY PROVIDES ‘SNAPSHOT’ OF CITY LIFE 25-Jul-2003
Quality of life in Bristol is being put under the spotlight in a survey of city living, it has been announced.

NEW GUIDANCE ON WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES 25-Jul-2003
The relationship between government and community groups received a boost as a new Code of Good Practice was launched by Home Office Minister Fiona Mactaggart and Compact Working Group Chair Sir Michael Bichard.

POLICE TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO HOMELESS 25-Jul-2003
Lothian and Borders police are launching what is described as Britain’s first remote reporting service for homeless people.

DRINKING PROHIBITION CUTS CRIME 25-Jul-2003
A ban on drinking alcohol is set to be imposed at every park and open space in Walsall after a trial scheme resulted in a 50 per cent drop in crime and anti-social behaviour.

CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE RESPECT FOR TOWN’S PARKS 25-Jul-2003
The Grimsby Telegraph has launched a campaign to reverse the derelict state of local parks.

CAMPAIGN TARGETS SECTARIAN GRAFFITI 25-Jul-2003
Loyalist groups in the Ballymena area have, for the first time, joined forces in an anti-graffiti purge.

‘GRAFFITI ALLOWED’ SCHEME CAUSES CONTROVERSY 25-Jul-2003
Schoolchildren could be provided with special boards for graffiti in a trouble-plagued Rotherham park.

STREET DRINKING BAN MAY BE EXTENDED 24-Jul-2003
Oxford’s alcohol-free zones are set to expand to help combat antisocial behaviour by street drinkers.

NEW WARDEN POWERS TO KEEP STREETS CLEAN 24-Jul-2003
Litter louts in Wigan and Leigh face a miserable time after extra community wardens and police officers were appointed and given special powers to dish out on the spot fines.

‘UNACCEPTABLE GRIME’ PROMPTS GREAT LITTER DEBATE 24-Jul-2003
Hyndburn Council leader Peter Britcliffe has held a “great litter debate” in Accrington Town Hall, attended by councillors local residents.

ANTISOCIAL PEOPLE TO SAY ‘SORRY’ 24-Jul-2003
Criminals and people responsible for anti-social behaviour could avoid being taken to court if they agree to apologize personally to their victims, under plans outlined by the government.

PENSIONER BANNED FROM HARRASSING NEIGHBOURS 24-Jul-2003
An 87-year-old man is believed to be the oldest person in the UK to have been made the subject of an anti-social behaviour order.

‘PRIVATE POLICE’ INITIATIVE TACKLES DISORDER 24-Jul-2003
A north Wales factory is paying for a full-time police officer to patrol its premises to cut down on incidents of anti-social behaviour.

ALCOHOLIC COULD FACE PRISON 24-Jul-2003
Alcoholic Gina Dawn Mallard was drunk in public just three days after being banned from drinking by magistrates, a court has been told.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TACKLES GRAFFITI 24-Jul-2003
The problem of graffiti in Ashford is being resolved in partnership between Surrey Police and Spelthorne Borough Council.

‘SCARY’ MAN BANNED FROM PUBS 24-Jul-2003
A man who “scares pub licensees to death” has been banned from going within ten metres of any Blackburn town centre pub.

CALL TO TAX SOURCES OF LITTER 24-Jul-2003
Ulster should follow the Irish Republic’s lead in introducing a tax on chewing gum, polystyrene food wrappers and cash machine receipts to crack down on litter louts, a politician has said.

ZERO TOLERANCE LITTER SQUAD ISSUES ‘FIRST OF MANY’ FINES 24-Jul-2003
A motorist in Huddersfield has become the first in Kirklees to be fined by a new zero-tolerance squad for throwing litter.

RAILWAY SHOP ‘SELLING PAINT TO TRAIN VANDALS’ 24-Jul-2003
Network Rail is trying to close an “art shop” at Clapham Junction station after discovering it is a main supplier of aerosol paint used by graffiti vandals to damage trains and railway property.

HARD-HITTING MESSAGE ON BEGGING 24-Jul-2003
A homelessness charity has launched a controversial campaign warning that giving money to beggars could kill them.

NEW POWERS TO FIGHT FLY TIPPING 24-Jul-2003
Welsh Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside, Carwyn Jones, has introduced new regulations to help local authorities track down and prosecute fly-tippers.

TRANSFORMED ESTATE IS ‘LEARNING OPPORTUNITY’ FOR COMMUNITIES 24-Jul-2003
Home Office Minister Hazel Blears has visited a troubled estate which has been transformed by community action.

SPORTING ALTERNATIVES TO YOUTH CRIME 23-Jul-2003
Youngsters are to be urged to take part in sport in a bid to keep them on the straight and narrow.

NEW UNIT WILL TACKLE DISORDER 23-Jul-2003
Crime fighters in East Riding are to introduce measures to keep the area safe for residents. New schemes are in the pipeline to cover a range of offences.

GRAFFITI – VANDALISM OR ART? 23-Jul-2003
Councillors who decided to save a piece of graffiti during a village clean up because they thought it was “quite good” have turned out to be right. What the Llandysul community councillors thought was graffiti was in fact part of a community art project.

EXPENSIVE TAXI RIDE 23-Jul-2003
Taxi passenger Michael Martini has had to pay out £40 after police officers in following car saw him throw empty hamburger packaging out of the taxi window.

NEW CLEAN TEAMS WILL ‘BELONG’ TO NEIGHBOURHOODS 23-Jul-2003
Leicester City Council is setting up grotbusting teams of street cleaners to patrol every neighbourhood in the city.

LITTER ON THE CURRICULUM 23-Jul-2003
Preston City Council has appointed a litter education officer to teach youngsters, from primary school age upwards, to pick up their litter.

POLICE DEMAND ACTION ON GRAFFITI 23-Jul-2003
Huddersfield’s police chief has called for the creation of an instant graffiti removal squad to rid the town centre of eyesores.

ACTION PLAN TARGETS ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 23-Jul-2003
Council chiefs have launched a new crackdown on antisocial behaviour to make West Dorset a safer place to live.

ACTION FOR SAFER TRAINS 23-Jul-2003
New Merseyrail operator Serco/Nedrail, is planning a security clampdown. Every train carriage in the region is being equipped with CCTV …

POLICE OPERATION TARGETS TOWN CENTRE NUISANCE 23-Jul-2003
A police crackdown to clear beggars, vagrants and drunks from the centre of Weston-super-Mare this summer has got off to a successful start.

PATROLS TARGET SUMMER HOLIDAY DISORDER 23-Jul-2003
Darwen Police have kicked off a juvenile nuisance operation, with the aim of cracking down on juvenile crime over the summer holidays.

NEW TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT ‘WILL PROVIDE REASSURANCE’ 22-Jul-2003
Welsh Assembly Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration, Edwina Hart, has opened a new CCTV System and Control Room covering 85 cameras across Conwy County Borough.

TELL US WHO BUYS BOOZE FOR KIDS, SAY POLICE 22-Jul-2003
Cash rewards are being offered by police to encourage Hucknall people to ‘shop’ adults who buy booze for under-age drinkers.

‘NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL’ FACE EVICTION 22-Jul-2003
More disruptive tenants could be evicted from a Pembrokeshire estate as the local authority warns it is taking tough action against anti-social behaviour in the area.

LEARNING THE TRUTH ABOUT STREET BEGGARS 21-Jul-2003
An extract from an article by Tam Hendry, director of the homeless charity Edinburgh Streetwork, from the Edinburgh Evening News.

COUNCIL POLICY BLAMED FOR FLY TIPPING 21-Jul-2003
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet has been ordered to look again at controversial waste policies, following a ‘massive increase in fly tipping.’

TOWN PROMISES ENTERTAINMENT, NOT TROUBLE 21-Jul-2003
Night-time street entertainment is to be laid on in Colchester to make the town centre more family and elderly-friendly.

TROUBLESPOT TARGETTED 21-Jul-2003
An initiative is to be launched to curb violence and drunken antics along the road once dubbed the most dangerous in Norfolk.

PRISON FOR BREACHING ASBO 21-Jul-2003
A man who was banned from a village after terrorising its residents has been jailed for 12 weeks for breaching the court order.

CALL FOR ESTATE CRIME BUSTERS 21-Jul-2003
Residents of two Kidderminster housing estates are being urged to set up a special committee to help beat rising crime figures.

CASH BOOST FOR SAFETY RANGERS 21-Jul-2003
Community safety in Derry has received a welcome boost with the announcement of funding towards the City Centre Rangers project.

MAYOR RENEWS PLEDGE TO OUST BEGGARS 21-Jul-2003
Beggars will be cleared from the streets of Middlesbrough within a year, the mayor has pledged.

ANTI-LITTER LOTTERY – A GOOD IDEA ON PAPER 21-Jul-2003
For the second year running the Keep Grampian Beautiful Campaign was planning to organise a tourist litter lottery.

OFFENDERS TO CLEAN UP TOWN 21-Jul-2003
Old-fashioned community policing is returning to Maldon and yobs will be made to pay for minor offences by putting something back into the community.

GATES LOCKING OUT COMMUNITY CRIME 21-Jul-2003
Merseyside’s 4,000 alleygates are helping keep burglary levels down, research has revealed.

CITY SAFE PROJECT HAILED A SUCCESS 21-Jul-2003
A series of community safety measures have made Manchester city centre a much better place, according to city centre management.

£180,000 TO RID TOWN OF ‘UNDESIRABLES’ 18-Jul-2003
Problem landlords will be targeted after Bolton was given extra cash to tackle its housing problems.

EXTRA WARDENS TO BUILD ON TOWN’S SUCCESS 18-Jul-2003
Six new community wardens are set to start patrolling the streets of Chorley following the success of the scheme launched last year.

MORE WALKING MEANS LESS CRIME 18-Jul-2003
Streets can become self-policing if more people get back into the habit of walking, writes Philip Connolly, London manager of Living Streets, in an article in the Guardian.

ACTION TEAM TARGETS GRIME AND CRIME 18-Jul-2003
Wakefield district is to get a clean sweep with the launch of a new action team.

CASH PRIZE FOR CLEAN UP GROUPS 18-Jul-2003
Sevenoaks residents will have the chance to win £500 in a new campaign to catch flytippers and litterbugs.

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO BE A LITTER LOUT 18-Jul-2003
‘Street litter is an interesting concept. Everyone’s against it, everybody insists they never drop it, yet it appears on a daily basis. The frustrating thing is that vast resources are wasted clearing up the totally needless mess,’ writes Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon in an article in the Northern Echo.

GRAFFITI VANDALISM COSTS £ THOUSANDS 18-Jul-2003
Police and councillors are appealing for public help to catch graffiti vandals who are leaving a trail of damage across Oxford.

‘TEENZONE’ ALTERNATIVES TO ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 17-Jul-2003
A successful project to keep bored teenagers out of trouble has been been expanded in Burnley.

MOBILE CCTV UNIT TO COMBAT DISORDER 17-Jul-2003
A mobile camera unit has been brought in to help tackle nuisance behaviour and alcohol-fuelled disorder in villages and towns across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

DEMANDS FOR COUNCIL TO CLEAN UP 17-Jul-2003
Anti litter campaigners in Cheltenham are demanding a tougher stance from the borough

£1.8 MILLION TO TACKLE CRIME AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 17-Jul-2003
Community Safety Partnerships are set to receive a further £1.8 million over the next three years to support community safety schemes across Northern Ireland, Criminal Justice Minister John Spellar has announced.

HELP US TO DRIVE OUT BEGGARS, SAY POLICE 17-Jul-2003
Police chiefs are appealing for the public’s help as they crack down on beggars in Torbay.

YOUNGSTERS JOIN TOWN’S CLEAN UP 17-Jul-2003
An army of youngsters is being recruited to take part in a massive clean-up of Chippenham town centre.

VIDEO EVIDENCE SHAMES VANDALS 17-Jul-2003
Vandals have been shamed by Surrey Police after being caught on camera defacing a Banstead park.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICERS TARGET TOWN CENTRE CRIME 17-Jul-2003
Rotherham should be a safer place after the deployment of new civilian police support officers.

CITY ATTACKS FLY-TIPPING 16-Jul-2003
Neena Gill MEP has unveiled the latest weapon in the fight to rid Birmingham of illegally tipped rubbish.

‘BOY RACERS’ RISK LOSING CARS 16-Jul-2003
Boy racers who create havoc on public car parks in the Black Country face having their cars seized in a new crackdown being launched next month.

POLICE TARGET YOUNG DRINKERS 16-Jul-2003
A police crackdown on under-age drinking in Fraserburgh has begun to target vandalism and anti-social behaviour through a combination of education and enforcement.

‘POSITIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’ – CUTTING CRIME, BUILDING COMMUNITIES 16-Jul-2003
A new multi-million pound programme of Positive Activities for Young People has been launched to help steer the energy and talent of vulnerable 8 -19 year-olds by giving them worthwhile alternatives to wandering the streets.

NO SMOKE WITHOUT FINE 16-Jul-2003
People dropping cigarette ends in Sheffield now face £50 fixed penalty fines under a new “zero tolerance” policy toward litter bugs.

LITTER HIT SQUADS ON PATROL 16-Jul-2003
Hit squads will be descending on the streets of north Warwickshire in an effort to clean-up the borough.

BUSINESS PLAN TARGETS VILLAGE CRIME AND DISORDER 16-Jul-2003
An outdoor drinking ban, improved CCTV cameras and a crackdown on graffiti are among improvments for the village of Kidlington included in a newly published three-year business plan.

‘GREAT GESTURE’ BY TOWN CENTRE RANGERS 16-Jul-2003
Altrincham’s town centre rangers have come to the rescue of a distressed pensioner when she lost her purse in the town.

‘THAT’S ENOUGH’ – DRIVING LOUTS OFF THE STREETS 16-Jul-2003
Police have launched a zero tolerance attack on yobs in North Wales, with a riot-hit housing estate among the first to be targeted. The Dyna Ddigon (That’s Enough!) scheme, two years in the making, aims to reclaim communities from louts.

RESIDENTS CALL POLICE CRISIS MEETING 16-Jul-2003
Stockbridge residents are to hold crisis talks with police in a bid to tackle rising youth disorder in the Scottish community.

ESTATE FAMILIES DECLARE WAR ON FLY-TIPPERS 16-Jul-2003
Residents of Rosebay Avenue, on Billericay’s Queen’s Park Estate, are to let Basildon Council and police know the registration numbers of vehicles used by suspected flytippers …

MOBILE WARDEN PATROLS TO FOCUS ON ‘HOTSPOTS’ 15-Jul-2003
A flying squad of mobile community wardens has taken to the streets of Walsall. The five-strong mobile warden team – the first scheme of its kind in the Midlands – will focus on “hotspots” across the borough.

INSTANT FINES FOR IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS 15-Jul-2003
Scottish dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets face £40 instant fines from October. New powers will allow police and councils to hand out fixed penalty notices to individuals caught leaving dog mess in any public open space …

IS THE FEAR OF CRIME EXAGGERATED? 15-Jul-2003
A new report by two Keele University doctors has called into question years of research on the fear of crime.

YELLOW CARD WARNING FOR STREET BEGGARS 15-Jul-2003
Beggars are to be shown the yellow card in a bid to clear them off the streets of Cheltenham.

STREET BOOTHS WILL ALLOW ‘INSTANT REPORTING’ OF GRAFFITI 15-Jul-2003
Residents of Kingston-Upon-Thames will soon be able to report graffiti, broken streetlights and abandoned cars to the local council via kiosks in the street.

‘YELLOW CARD’ SCHEME CUTS ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 14-Jul-2003
Warrington residents have given the thumbs up to police clamping down on anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

WARDENS HELP TO BAN TROUBLEMAKER 14-Jul-2003
Evidence gathered by community wardens and neighbours has led to a teenager being barred from entering areas of a council estate where he lives.

ASBOs DRIVE DOWN CRIME 14-Jul-2003
Crime in a Kent neighbourhood has halved since brothers Damien, 17, and Daniel, 16, and Darren Brown, 14, got anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) in November last year, it has been revealed.

TICKET SCHEME TRACKS DOWN BUS VANDALS 14-Jul-2003
Anti-crime messages on tickets are helping police track down young vandals intent on ruining bus travel for passengers in Dundee.

CLEANEST TOWN CENTRE CHOSEN 11-Jul-2003
Banbridge has been voted the cleanest town in this year’s Northern Ireland Town Centre Cleanliness Survey.

TRADERS DEMAND SAFER PAVEMENTS 11-Jul-2003
Traders are calling on a council to replace cracked and uneven pavement stones after a number of elderly shoppers have fallen and been injured.

STOP AND SEARCH SCRUTINY 11-Jul-2003
The Metropolitan Police Authority Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel is considering key aspects of police stop and search policy, after concerns that ethnic minorities may be unduly targeted.

MARKET TOWN TO ISSUE ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR CONTRACTS 11-Jul-2003
Police are preparing to use acceptable behaviour contracts after an increase in anti-social behaviour in the market town of Kirkbymoorside.

EVICTION FOR DISORDERLY NEIGHBOURS 11-Jul-2003
Troublemakers living on a Pembrokeshire housing estate are being evicted from their homes after a recent increase in anti-social behaviour.

CCTV TO DETECT ‘ODD’ BEHAVIOUR 11-Jul-2003
A closed-circuit television system that can detect suspicious behaviour is being tested at two London Underground stations.

NEIGHBOURHOOD BAN FOR ‘ARMED BOY’ 11-Jul-2003
A boy of 14 who carried a gun has been banned from parts of Salford.

WARDENS TO PROTECT FIRE CREWS 11-Jul-2003
Street wardens are being brought in to shield firefighters from attacks on Teesside. The move follows an increase in reports of attacks from fire crews in the Middlesbrough area.

‘ANTISOCIAL’ PENSIONER BANNED FROM TUBE 11-Jul-2003
A 70-year-old man has become only the second person to banned from entering a tube station in London.

HIGHER PROFILE FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICERS 11-Jul-2003
The Metropolitan Police has installed elevated podiums known as Community Safety Vantage Platforms in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to provide a reassuringly visible police presence.

ESTATE TRADERS WELCOME BANNING ORDERS 11-Jul-2003
A ban on yobs entering parts of a Kidderminster estate has reduced intimidation and vandalism, say nearby traders who have now urged shoppers to return to the area.

SHOPKEEPERS HELP TO BAN BEGGAR 11-Jul-2003
A teenager who targets elderly women and holidaymakers for money has become the first beggar to be banned from Weston-super-Mare’s town centre, after her activities were logged by local traders.

‘YELLOW CARD’ FOR STREET DRINKERS 10-Jul-2003
Ballymena Town Centre Management has launched the second phase of an anti-street drinking strategy that has already cut violent assaults by 80% in the Co Antrim town.

‘TAKEAWAY LITTER TO BLAME’ FOR INCREASE IN SEAGULL ATTACKS 10-Jul-2003
Residents of an Edinburgh community have been asked to report seagull nests on their property in a bid to prevent the birds attacking local people. Seagulls are increasing in population in the city because of the rich pickings from discarded takeaways.

CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP PLANNED 10-Jul-2003
Litter strewn streets and verges could be a thing of the past in St Albans when Councillor Robert Donald launches his Tidier St Albans District campaign next week.

NEW GUIDANCE ON ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR OPENS DOOR TO MORE WARDEN SCHEMES 10-Jul-2003
Scottish Communities Minister Margaret Curran has announced publication of guidance to all 32 Scottish local authorities on how to spend money allocated for practical local initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour.

BAR MUST SATISFY RESIDENTS OVER NOISE 10-Jul-2003
Councillors have agreed to renew the entertainment licence of a popular city centre bar, despite protests by people living nearby. But the management have been told they must hold regular meetings with residents to discuss any problems.

NOISY NEIGHBOURS GET THE BIRD 9-Jul-2003
When an anonymous neighbour complained about noise Liz Twose was ordered by Sedgemoor district council to remove the noisy “equipment” or face a fine – until the source of the anoyance was identified as a woodpecker nesting in her garden.

NEW LEGAL MOVES AGAINST STREET BEGGING 9-Jul-2003
Beggars could be removed from the streets of Manchester if a new legal move succeeds.

CONFERENCE INTRODUCES COMMUNITY JUSTICE 8-Jul-2003
The government has hosted a major international conference to draw up a blueprint for the delivery of justice which would see increased community involvement and a system that serves local people.

POLICE WARN OF GROWING RISK ON THE STREETS 8-Jul-2003
The huge growth in crack cocaine addiction has changed the nature of crime and is leading to an upsurge in street robberies, say police.

HEAVIER FINES NEEDED TO KEEP TOWN TIDY 8-Jul-2003
Limavady Borough Council chiefs have called for an increase in fines to combat littering and dog fouling.

CALL FOR GRAFFITI REPORT 8-Jul-2003
Sutton’s battle against graffiti plastered across parks, walls and public spaces has prompted a call for a full report into the problem.

CRACKDOWN ON STREET BEGGING 7-Jul-2003
Edinburgh’s new environment chief has declared war on the city’s beggars – branding the vast majority “professional conmen”.

£1 MILLION FOR MORE WARDENS 7-Jul-2003
A team of 44 civilian officers will be recruited in Barnsley in a £1 million drive to combat antisocial behaviour.

NEW GUIDE TO COMMUNITY COHESION 7-Jul-2003
A guide to help local agencies build a detailed picture of the cohesiveness of their communities and monitor progress has been published by the Home Office.

THREATS LEAD TO CITY CENTRE BAN 7-Jul-2003
A man who threatened to kill or maim shop staff has been banned from much of Hereford city centre.

CAMERAS TO WATCH VANDALS 7-Jul-2003
Vandalism has forced Banbridge council in Northern Ireland to install CCTV cameras at its sports ground on the Lurgan Road.

RESIDENTS DEMAND ACTION ON LOUTS 7-Jul-2003
Angry residents at Abbey Manor Park, Yeovil, are demanding a crackdown on boozed-up teenagers making their lives a misery.

FLYTIPPING THREATENING TOWN’S APPEAL 7-Jul-2003
The appeal of Ilfracombe as a popular seaside resort is threatened by an increase in flytipping …

CITY PARKS TO BE MORE PEOPLE FRIENDLY 4-Jul-2003
Derry City Council has approved works to rejuvenate four urban parks.

LONDON COUNCILS SIGN UP FOR LITTER SCHOOL 4-Jul-2003
The Street Enforcement Academy, Britain’s first “school” to train street-cleansing officers how to use litter laws effectively, has been set up in London.

ASBO FOR BOY, AGED 11 4-Jul-2003
An 11-year-old boy has been banned from parts of Manchester for bad behaviour and is now the subject of a five-year anti-social behaviour order.

KINGSTON PLEDGES ‘SWEEPING CHANGES’ 4-Jul-2003
Better street sweeping, less graffiti, increased recycling and pavement repairs are all key priorities for Kingston council … following a MORI poll …

TOWN APPOINTS ‘GREEN RANGERS’ 3-Jul-2003
Environmental town centre rangers have hit the streets of Blackburn, Lancashire, on a mission to clean up, and fine those who don’t conform.

PLAINCLOTHES WARDENS TARGET LITTERING SMOKERS 3-Jul-2003
An anti litter squad is patrolling the streets of Halifax to hunt down and punish cigarette-end litterbugs with £50 on-the-spot fines.

GRAFFITI REMOVAL ‘REDUCES FEAR OF CRIME’ 3-Jul-2003
Penarth residents’ fear of crime can be reduced by tackling graffiti, according to the Vale of Glamorgan councillor responsible for Housing and Community Safety.

ON TRACK TO PREVENT ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 3-Jul-2003
The Welsh Assembly Government has staged a national conference to discuss ways of preventing anti-social behaviour among young people.

POLICE STEP UP TUBE CAMPAIGN AGAINST GRAFFITI 3-Jul-2003
Police are targetting graffiti artists as young as eight in a crackdown on vandalism on the London Underground.

BEACON STATUS FOR FIGHTING CRIME AND DISORDER 2-Jul-2003
Round Five of the Beacon Council Scheme has been launched, with a category specifically aimed at recognising the work of local Crime and Disorder Partnerships.

MORE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICERS 2-Jul-2003
Extra money is to be given to the police in a bid to cut anti-social behaviour in Wirral.

LITTER VOLUNTEERS THANKED 2-Jul-2003
Twenty Harlow community groups have been presented with certificates for their involvement in the Harlow Spring Clean Up.

THE HIGH PRICE OF FLYPOSTING 2-Jul-2003
An Edinburgh nightclub is set to be hit with a hefty bill after more than 180 illegal flyposters were stuck up to target fans attending a concert.

INVOLVING YOUNG OFFENDERS IN SAFER COMMUNITIES 2-Jul-2003
A Manchester scheme is hoping to cut crime by showing young offenders the consequences of their behaviour.

HIGHER FINES FOR LITTERING 1-Jul-2003
The fixed penalty fine for littering in Scotland has increased from £25 to £50, the Scottish Executive has announced.

TOWN-WIDE CLEAN UP LAUNCHED 1-Jul-2003
A huge campaign has been launched to clean-up Keighley. The whole community is being urged to get involved in the grime-busting blitz.

NEW RESEARCH INTO DISTRACTION BURGLARY 1-Jul-2003
The Home Office has published a report into “Distraction burglary amongst older adults and minority ethnic communities” …

BIG BROTHER TARGETS FLY-TIPPERS 1-Jul-2003
Surveillance cameras have been introduced across Wycombe district in a bid to catch people illegally disposing of waste.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK TO UNITE GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITIES 30-Jun-2003
A new way of governing Britain, where individuals work alongside government to improve their community, has been outlined in the Home Office’s first ever Strategic Framework.

POLICE SPLIT OVER WARDEN PLANS 30-Jun-2003
Plans for 1,000 community wardens to run thugs and vandals off the streets of Scotland are already being trialled in two communities but police reaction has been divided.

CITY GETS GRAFFITI BUSTER 30-Jun-2003
A new graffiti cleaner is taking to the streets of a Birmingham suburb.

NEW AWARDS FOR STANDING UP TO VANDALS 30-Jun-2003
A new community awards scheme to pay tribute to the courage of local people who are prepared to take a stand against thugs, vandals and noisy neighbours has been described by Home Office Minister Hazel Blears.

PEOPLE TOO QUIET ABOUT NOISE 30-Jun-2003
Around half of a growing number of “noise victims” keep quiet and do nothing about the bedlam seeping through their walls, because they do not know where to turn or fear violent reprisals …

FLYTIPPERS WRECK COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP 30-Jun-2003
A group of casual workers alleged to be masquerading as waste disposal operators are being pursued by the Environment Agency after dumping builder’s rubble on a freshly-cleaned and environmentally sensitive Pembrokeshire beach.

ANTI VANDAL LOCK OUT HAILED AS MAJOR SUCCESS 27-Jun-2003
Trial anti-vandal measures put in place to prevent yobs defacing Wallington Library gardens in Surrey have been so successful they may become permanent.

POSTER WAR ON VANDALS 27-Jun-2003
A ‘Not Wanted’ poster showing a group of young offenders has been plastered around the housing estate they terrorised in Greater Manchester.

NEW STRATEGY TARGETS ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 27-Jun-2003
A strategy to crack down on all forms of anti-social behaviour has been published by the Scottish Executive.

MORE BEAT ‘BOBBIES’ REDUCE CRIME 27-Jun-2003
A new policing system aimed at getting more bobbies back on the beat has been credited with a significant reduction in crime in the town of Helston.

£28 MILLION TO BOOST FOR COMMUNITY COHESION 27-Jun-2003
A £28 million funding package to tackle the blight of low housing demand and abandonment in the North and Midlands has been given the green light by Jeff Rooker, Minister for Regeneration and Regional Development.

SCHOOLCHILDREN JOIN WAR ON ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 26-Jun-2003
Amman Valley schoolchildren could be helping to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour over the summer holidays. Youngsters at four schools are being visited by community safety wardens Chris Lloyd and Mark Elliot …

OFF-ROAD WRECKERS LEAVE MASSIVE CLEAN UP BILL 26-Jun-2003
Off-road biking and abandoned cars are leaving a company with a clean-up bill running into tens of thousands of pounds.

SECURITY CAMERAS FOR NEEDY ESTATES 26-Jun-2003
Two troublespot shopping areas are being given thousands of pounds to help with security measures. Brookfield estate in Preston and Leyland’s Wade Hall will get nearly £35,000 between them to help with CCTV and other crime prevention measures.

CALL TO CLOSE ‘DANGER ALLEY’ 26-Jun-2003
Neighbours of a vandal-hit alleyway in Rugby are calling for action after a stolen car ploughed into a wall.

COUNCIL TACKLES AGGRESSIVE DRUNKS 25-Jun-2003
A leading Devon resort has vowed to drive drunks off its streets and make them safe for holidaymakers and local residents.

LEISURE SUBSIDY AIMS TO CUT YOUTH CRIME 25-Jun-2003
Renewed action has been promised on prevention and intervention to tackle youth crime and associated anti-social behaviour in Scotland. Local authority Community Safety Partnerships will get an additional £1 million this summer to improve access – including subsidised entry – to local leisure and sports facilities for young people.

WARRING NEIGHBOURS URGED TO SEEK MEDIATION 25-Jun-2003
Disputes over neighbours’ hedges can be so expensive – and dangerous – that people should seek professional mediation, a leading chartered surveyor has said.

LONDON POLICE GO LOCAL 25-Jun-2003
The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir John Stevens, has announced a move towards policing based on the capital’s 600 council wards.

CAMERAS MAKING LONDON STREETS SAFER 25-Jun-2003
Next month sees the first birthday of London’s West End CCTV system … street crime has been reduced by 33% in Westminster with over 380 fewer victims

DEPRIVATION STRATEGY WILL INCLUDE FOCUS ON SAFER COMMUNITIES 25-Jun-2003
A major new strategy has been launched to tackle the urban deprivation that blights the lives of 250,000 people in Northern Ireland.

NEIGHBOURHOOD ROCKED BY ‘RACE RIOTS’ 24-Jun-2003
Four police officers have been injured as missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in what is believed to be a racially motivated disturbance, police said.

£500,000 TO HALT PARK VANDALISM 24-Jun-2003
Security at South Park, in Darlington, is to be improved in a £500,000 project.

COUNCILS AND POLICE URGED TO USE POWERS AGAINST ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 24-Jun-2003
Local authorities and police have been urged by Home Secretary David Blunkett to use the full armoury of powers at their disposal to tackle anti-social behaviour.

NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE WILL UNITE COMMUNITY SERVICES 23-Jun-2003
Plans for a £519,000 neighbourhood centre on a housing estate in Workington will be published later this month.

TOWN CLEANS UP ITS ACT 23-Jun-2003
A major revamp to bring about long-awaited improvements to streets, pavements and lighting in Streatham is about to get under way. The first phase will include better lighting as well as new bins and better street signage.

SURE START CHILDREN’S CENTRES ‘MODELS FOR FUTURE’ 23-Jun-2003
The best examples of joined up early years services have been named as Sure Start Children’s Centres by Education and Skills Secretary Charles Clarke and Children’s Minister Margaret Hodge, as they set out their vision for a Children’s Centre to serve every community.

SCOTLAND CRACKS DOWN ON ANTISOCIAL YOUTH 23-Jun-2003
Children as young as 10 could be electronically tagged and their parents jailed as part of a crackdown on youth crime by the Scottish Executive. Under the plans, Scotland’s children’s hearing system will have the powers to order that under-16s be tagged to curb their anti-social behaviour.

GOLD ZONES FOR CLEANER NEIGHBOURHOODS 20-Jun-2003
Shoppers in London’s Tolworth Broadway have been promised a cleaner, brighter environment with the launch of the borough’s first ‘gold zone.’

COUNCIL’S ATTITUDE TO LITTER IS RUBBISH, SAY RESIDENTS 20-Jun-2003
A councillor’s pronouncement that complaining residents shared the blame for untidy streets has started a row in the London district of Isleworth.

TREE BLAMED FOR OBSTRUCTING SAFER STREETS 20-Jun-2003
An outraged wife has demanded action after an overgrown tree prevented CCTV cameras capturing a violent attack on her husband.

GOVERNMENT TO TACKLE LANDLORDS WHO ‘PROMOTE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR’ 20-Jun-2003
Schemes to tackle poor landlords have been given a £2 million boost by Housing Minister Yvette Cooper. Five areas of the country have been chosen to develop better ways of dealing with landlords who fail to act when their properties are not up to scratch or when poor management is promoting anti-social behaviour.

‘ALTERNATIVE TO STREET BEGGING’ CELEBRATES 10th BIRTHDAY 19-Jun-2003
It is ten years since Peter, a homeless man who had endured years of sleeping rough on Glasgow’s streets, became the first badged-up vendor of the Big Issue in Scotland.

CROYDON ANNOUNCES BOOZE-FREE STREETS 19-Jun-2003
A street-drinking ban has come into force in Croydon town centre, leaving offenders facing the possibility of a fine or arrest.

COUNCIL ‘FAILED TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP’ 19-Jun-2003
Bradford Council has been accused of putting residents at risk by failing to collect rubbish in a community clean-up, allowing it to be set alight by vandals.

SCOTTISH COUNCIL WELCOMES FUNDING TO TACKLE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 19-Jun-2003
West Lothian Council has welcomed a £100,000 cash injection for community initiatives aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and environmental problems.

BANNING ORDER FOR MAN WHO ‘TERRORISED COMMUNITY’ 18-Jun-2003
A neighbour from hell has been banned from his home after a court heard how he terrorised a North Wales community.

CASH FOR LOCAL SHOPS TO IMPROVE NEIGHBOURHOODS AND FIGHT CRIME 18-Jun-2003
Customers of thousands of small shops in rundown communities are to benefit from £5.8 million to help shops improve security, Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced.

CARETAKER WANTED – RESIDENTS DEMAND PROTECTION 18-Jun-2003
Disabled and elderly residents living in a Watford tower block say they have been left at the mercy of thieves and vandals because they do not have a caretaker to protect them and their property.

YOUTH LITTER COSTS SCOTLAND £60 MILLION 17-Jun-2003
Teenagers who throw away old crisp packets, sweet wrappers and drinks cans are causing £60 million worth of damage to the streets of Scotland, anti-litter campaigners have warned.

GETTING TOUGH ON CRIME WORKS 17-Jun-2003
Successful action to tackle anti-social behaviour has given a community in London renewed hope and shows what can also be achieved in Scotland, Scottish First Minister, Jack McConnell, has said.

CUSTODIAL SENTENCE FOR FLY-TIPPER 17-Jun-2003
A serial tipper has been jailed for dumping hundreds of tyres.

VOLUNTARY WORK OF SPECIAL CONSTABLES HONOURED 17-Jun-2003
Outstanding commitment and innovation in reducing crime and the fear of crime by Special Constables across the country has been recognised in annual awards presented by Hazel Blears, Home Office Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety.

GRAFFITI ‘THREATENS WIMBLEDON’S IMAGE’ 16-Jun-2003
Residents and councillors are calling for emergency action to clear up graffiti and rubbish around Wimbledon Station in the run up to the tennis championships.

OPINION DIVIDED ON PUBLIC DRINKING BAN 16-Jun-2003
A move to ban alcohol consumption in parks and on the street has split public opinion in the affluent Birmingham suburb of Moseley.

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – HEARING THE PEOPLE’S VIEW 16-Jun-2003
People from Glasgow have told Scotland’s Minister for Communities how antisocial behaviour affects their lives.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CUTS CRIME 16-Jun-2003
Local people have helped to drive down crime levels in five Birmingham neighbourhoods through a government-funded crime initiative launched last year.

LAW MAY COMPEL FIRMS TO CLEAN UP GRAFFITI 16-Jun-2003
Private companies may be forced to remove graffiti from their property under government proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime.

ANTI-BULLYING WEB SITE WINS AWARD 13-Jun-2003
Bullying Online, the charity which helps parents and pupils deal with school bullying, has won a national award.

TRAINING FOR SAFER NIGHT LIFE 13-Jun-2003
Doorman Kenneth Johansen has become the 5,000th person to complete a pioneering ‘ Door Safe’ course introduced by the city council and police to vet night time security staff in Manchester.

‘DRINK CULTURE’ TO BLAME FOR VIOLENT CRIME 13-Jun-2003
The chief constable of Scotland’s largest police force has linked a rise in violent crime to a culture of binge drinking.

WARDEN SAVES CHILD’S LIFE 13-Jun-2003
City Centre Warden Scott Merrifield has been hailed a hero after saving the life of a choking toddler.

NEW COMMUNITY CENTRES FOR OLD 12-Jun-2003
St Helens has announced plans to transform a Miners Welfare Institute into a state-of-the-art neighbourhood centre.

NEIGHBOURHOOD CRIME ADS CHALLENGED 12-Jun-2003
The high court has ordered Essex police to rethink a crime-bashing poster campaign featuring mug-shots of convicted criminals after a burglar took legal action claiming the adverts breached his human rights.

COUNCIL PLANS SAFER NIGHTLIFE 12-Jun-2003
On an average Saturday night, more than 25,000 people pour into Croydon to drink, go to the cinema or the theatre and now the council are working on a plan to make the town safer and more vibrant.

CIVIL RENEWAL WILL BOOST COMMUNITY SAFETY 12-Jun-2003
The government must continue fundamentally to redefine its relationship with the people it serves, said Home Secretary David Blunkett when setting out a far-reaching reform agenda to empower communities and boost active citizenship.

SURVEY WARNS OF INEQUALITY BETWEEN NEIGHBOURHOODS 12-Jun-2003
Households in the richest areas have an average annual income nearly six times that of the poorest, according to a postcode analysis of wealth in Britain.

STRONG FAMILIES ESSENTIAL IN FIGHT AGAINST ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 11-Jun-2003
Strong families are the building blocks of strong communities and key to tackling antisocial behaviour, Home Office Minister Beverley Hughes has said, emphasising the vital role that families play in providing positive role models and teaching respect and responsibility.

COUNCIL SEEKS TO PUT BRAKES ON BIKE MENACE 11-Jun-2003
Bradford City Council is exploring measures to stop the use of community land as an illegal scrambling track for quad bikers.

COMMUNITY TAKES TO THE STREETS IN CLEAN UP DRIVE 11-Jun-2003
Police and council bosses in Surrey have hailed a community clean-up day a huge success.

CASH BOOST TO TACKLE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 10-Jun-2003
With the help of a £63,000 grant from 2020’s Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, an innovative pro-active crime prevention programme for young people aged 9-12 is getting under way in Honicknowle, Plymouth.

EDINBURGH WANTS TO LICK ‘LOLLIPOP’ CRISIS 10-Jun-2003
Edinburgh City Council has introduced a number of initiatives to help children walk safely to and from school through its Safer Routes to School Initiative but the programme is suffering from a shortage of ‘lollipop’ persons to staff school crossing patrols.

FLEXIBLE FUNDING FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES 10-Jun-2003
A single flexible crime fighting fund to help local agencies crack crime has been announced by Bob Ainsworth, Home Office Minister.

PRAYING FOR SAFER STREETS 10-Jun-2003
‘Prayer patrols’ are being launched in the Bristol districts of St Paul’s and Easton in a bid to beat violence and crime.

FLYING STREET CLEANERS RETURN 10-Jun-2003
Britain’s version of the vulture has returned to the skies above cities and towns, where it performed the role of refuse collector until 150 years ago.

SUPPORT OFFICERS ‘WILL STRENGTHEN POLICE’ 10-Jun-2003
Police in Hertfordshire have promised that Police Community Support Officers will be used in addition to existing police, not as a cheap replacement.

RESIDENTS PLAN THEIR OWN REGENERATION 9-Jun-2003
The transformation of two of Port Talbot’s most rundown communities is about to get under way and residents are being given the chance to shape the future of their own communities with the launch of an extensive consultation campaign.

ELDERLY TOO AFRAID TO GO OUT AT NIGHT 6-Jun-2003
Elderly people are being trapped in their own homes, according to the charity Age Concern which says nearly half of people over 75 are too scared to venture outside at night because they fear verbal abuse and street crime.

MORE POLICE ON LONDON’S STREETS AS MET BEATS TARGETS 6-Jun-2003
The drive to put more police officers on the streets of London led to the Metropolitan Police recruiting well above its target for the last financial year.

BUSINESS CHALLENGED TO TRADE IN DEPRIVED AREAS 6-Jun-2003
Businesses are being challenged to reap the rewards of investing in deprived areas, by Barbara Roche, Minister for Social Exclusion and Equality.

SCOTLAND TACKLES HATE CRIME IN COMMUNITES 6-Jun-2003
The Scottish Executive will take action to address crimes motivated by prejudice, the Parliament has been told.

BANNED BEGGAR TAKES COUNCIL TO COURT 5-Jun-2003
A beggar is taking her local council to court claiming that a city centre ban on vagrants is infringing her human right to freedom of movement.

SPORTING CHANCE FOR KIDS FROM DEPRIVED NEIGHBOURHOODS 5-Jun-2003
Soccer stars and an Olympic gold medallist have teamed up with Lord Falconer as he kicked off a new phase of a campaign to keep kids off drugs and away from crime.

SAFER CENTRES COULD MEAN RISKIER OUTSKIRTS, COUNCILLORS FEAR 5-Jun-2003
Doubts about the proposed road safety scheme aimed at driving traffic out of the city centre were raised by St Albans district councillors this week.

CAN THE ARTS BOOST A CLEAN AND SAFE IMAGE? 5-Jun-2003
The announcement that Liverpool will be European City of Culture in 2008 represents a chance to emulate Glasgow’s earlier achievement in casting off an image of crime and neglect, according to a report in the Independent.

RED TAPE REVIEW ‘WILL AID WORK OF STREET WARDENS’ 5-Jun-2003
The government has made significant progress in giving front line staff more freedom to deliver crime prevention, health and education programmes aimed at lifting people out of poverty in Britain’s deprived areas, Barbara Roche, Minister for Social Exclusion, has announced.

ACTION DAY TURNS DOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD NOISE 5-Jun-2003
A wide range of community projects taking place across the country to mark national Noise Action Day have been welcomed by Urban Quality of Life Minister Alun Michael.

NEW ‘ARMY’ OF VOLUNTEERS TO ENHANCE COMMUNITIES 5-Jun-2003
A new scheme which will deliver an ‘army’ of young Scots prepared to volunteer in their communities has been announced.

CAMPAIGN TARGETS NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL 4-Jun-2003
Neighbours from hell causing havoc in the London Borough of Waltham Forest with drugs and prostitution are the target of a new council clampdown.

SCOTTISH POLICE OFFICERS CALL FOR REVIEW OF DRUGS POLICY 4-Jun-2003
At the recent annual meeting of the Scottish Police Federation, rank-and-file officers unanimously backed a call for a Royal Commission into Scotland’s drug plight.

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ORDER AGAINST PROSTITUTE 4-Jun-2003
A police force has issued what is thought to be the first criminal antisocial behaviour order against a prostitute.

NEW COMMUNITY PENALTY TARGETS YOUNG OFFENDERS 4-Jun-2003
Home Office Minister, Hilary Benn, has announced the launch of a new community sentencing programme, aimed at 18 to 20 year olds.

MARKS & SPENCER ANNOUNCES 2003 BRITISH COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARDS 4-Jun-2003
Organisers of projects which cut crime and make a difference to the quality of life for local communities are set to get national recognition for their work by entering this year’s Marks & Spencer Community Safety Awards.

POLICE DROP SPEED TEST FOR WOMEN RECRUITS 4-Jun-2003
Police recruits will no longer have to demonstrate speed and agility to get into the force under changes to fitness tests announced recently.

GOVERNMENT WELCOMES REPORT ON RACE ISSUES 4-Jun-2003
The Government has welcomed the Magistrates Courts Service Inspectorate (MCSI) thematic report on race issues. The independent Magistrates Courts Committees (MCC) and the Central Council of Magistrates’ Courts Committees (CCMCC) will be expected to demonstrate that they are implementing the recommendations from the report.

YOUNG OFFENDER BANNED FROM VISITING FAMILY 4-Jun-2003
A teenager was banned from visiting his parents, girlfriend and baby for five years after being issued with an anti-social behaviour order.

NEW PLANS TO REMOVE ‘MAGNETS FOR VANDALS’ BY BRINGING EMPTY HOMES BACK INTO USE 4-Jun-2003
New proposals to give English councils more power to tackle the problem of 300,000 long-standing empty homes across the country have been launched.

£2 MILLION FOR TEMPORARY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECTS 4-Jun-2003
A £2 million government cash boost will help 36 domestic violence research projects transfer their services into mainstream local agencies, the Home Office has announced.

NEW MEASURES TO TACKLE CAR CRIME, ABANDONMENT AND TAX EVASION 4-Jun-2003
Tough new measures to tackle car crime, reduce car dumping and ensure that every vehicle has a traceable keeper have been launched by David Jamieson, Transport Minister.

MOST SCOTS WANT ‘QUIET AND PEACEFUL’ NEIGHBOURHOODS 4-Jun-2003
A statistical compendium has been published, exploring the similarities and differences between people living in urban, rural and remote areas of Scotland across a number of social issues.

GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON ‘WASTE TOURISM’ 4-Jun-2003
The government is considering imposing a “rubbish tax” on every household to tackle the country’s growing waste mountain.

“TALK TO FRANK” – NEW DRUGS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED 4-Jun-2003
An anonymous, discreet but well-informed friend – Frank – is ready to offer advice, information and support about drugs. Frank is honest, informed, sensitive and ever-present. Frank is available at the end of the phone (0800 77 66 00) or on the web (talktofrank.com) to talk to young people, parents and carers concerned about drugs.

PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES ‘NEED BOHEMIANS’ 4-Jun-2003
Manchester is the most creative place in Britain, according to a new index of economic prosperity that measures the potential of cities to attract gay people, ethnic minority groups and inventors.

HATS OFF TO ANTI-SHOPTHEFT CAMPAIGN 4-Jun-2003
Hooded tops, the leisure uniform of teenage boys, face a ban from stores because so many shoplifters wear them to avoid being identified on security cameras.

TRAIN CAUSES THE STRAIN IN NOISY NEIGHBOURHOODS 4-Jun-2003
They are faster, slicker and smoother than anything on Britain’s railways before. But an influx of hi-tech trains on the national network has prompted a deluge of complaints – about the ear-splitting shriek of their horns.

EDINBURGH TO BECOME MORE WELCOMING 4-Jun-2003
The Edinburgh city centre is to be transformed to make it far more welcoming for pedestrians under a £17 million plan unveiled by city leaders.

ONE IN TEN SCOTS ‘SUFFER SECTARIAN ABUSE’ 4-Jun-2003
Half a million people in Scotland have suffered some form of sectarian abuse, researchers have said.

VIGILANTE FEARS IN ‘QUIET COMMUNITY’ 4-Jun-2003
EDINBURGH’S CLEAN-UP PROGRAMME MOVES INTO THE HOME 4-Jun-2003
Thousands of council flat residents across the city could be forced to pay a “stair tax” under new controversial plans.

SLOWER TRAFFIC FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES 4-Jun-2003
New research trials looking at how 80 drivers behave when their speeds are controlled are to begin in Leeds, Road Safety Minister, David Jamieson, has announced.

LOCAL COMMUNITIES BACK ALLEYWAY CLOSURES TO COMBAT CRIME 4-Jun-2003
Fourteen local authorities have applied for powers to close alleyways which are making it easier to commit crimes such as robbery, burglary, arson and drug dealing, Rural Affairs and Urban Quality of Life Minister, Alun Michael, has announced.

‘NEED TO REDRESS YEARS OF DECLINE IN RESPECT FOR LAW’ SAYS SCOTTISH FIRST MINISTER 4-Jun-2003
Senior police officers have been told that public agencies should admit the problem of crime and anti-social behaviour and take serious action to counter it if they want to make a lasting difference to communities.

FACELIFT GIVING NEW HEART TO GLASGOW 4-Jun-2003
The historic heart of Glasgow is to be restored to its former glory as a magnet for traders and artisans, with the approval of a multi-million pound scheme.

DEALING WITH ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – PUBS TO BAN SWEARING 4-Jun-2003
A major pub chain is considering banning foul-mouthed drinkers as part of a clampdown on swearing.

MORE BINS LEAD LITTER WAR 4-Jun-2003
A Lancashire council has promised to put out more than 100 extra bins on its streets in a new move to purge the whole borough of litter.

PAINT BAN TO TACKLE GRAFFITI 4-Jun-2003
One of Croydon Council’s long standing calls to help wipe out graffiti looks like becoming law in just a few weeks.

CAMERAS TO WATCH FLYTIPPERS 4-Jun-2003
Surveillance cameras are to be used to crackdown on flytipping in the Lothian region of Scotland.

YOUTH COURTS TO SUPPORT SAFER COMMUNITIES 4-Jun-2003
Scotland’s first Youth Court, a two-year pilot based at Hamilton Sheriff Court, has become operational. It is designed to tackle the problem of persistent young offenders by providing a fast-track court procedure to deal with 16-17 year old offenders and some 15 year olds

WELSH COMMUNITY GROUPS WIN QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE AWARD 4-Jun-2003
Welsh First Minister Rhodri Morgan has congratulated 12 voluntary groups from across Wales which have been chosen as winners of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for 2003.

NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL COULD LOSE HOUSING BENEFIT 4-Jun-2003
Anti-social neighbours could lose their housing benefit under government proposals put out for consultation. Neighbours who throw rubbish into other people’s gardens, threaten violence, damage cars, intimidate other residents, or spray graffiti could all be affected by the plans.

DO SEAGULLS THREATEN CLEAN & SAFE? 4-Jun-2003
Seagulls that have terrorised coastal resorts for years are fast proving a problem for urban areas as colonies of the voracious birds move inland at an alarming rate.

POLL EXPLORES PERCEPTIONS OF CRIME & ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 4-Jun-2003
A poll conducted by the Observer newspaper has revealed people’s attitudes to a wide range of crime and antisocial behaviour.

NEW GUIDE FOR SUPPORTERS OF VULNERABLE PEOPLE 4-Jun-2003
A new guide published by the Office of Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) may be of interest to agencies providing community warden services.

Scotland cracks down on litter and fly tipping 12-May-2003
Stiffer penalties for anyone caught littering Scotland’s streets and countryside have been announced.

Bristol residents fight for warden scheme funding 25-Mar-2003
The Eastville Residents’ Action Group in Bristol vowed to continue their bid for warden scheme funding following the withdrawal of one the group’s main funders.

Respect and Responsibility White Paper 22-Mar-2003
On 12 March 2003, the government published its White Paper designed to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime.

£1.5m to tackle anti-social behaviour in Glasgow 11-Mar-2003
Glasgow is to receive funding for community wardens, emergency hotlines, and rapid response units to clean up graffiti.

Technology to revolutionize community patrols 11-Dec-2002
Wigan Metro IT specialists have developed an electronic tracking device able to pinpoint the location of community patrols and neighbourhood wardens at all times.

Policy

Building Strong and Safe Communities 31-Mar-2003
Scottish Executive consultation document on wardens and other community-based initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour (2003).

Respect and Responsibility – Taking a Stand Against Anti-Social Behaviour 20-Mar-2003
Home Office White Paper (2003).

A New Commitment to Neighbourhood Renewal: National Strategy Action Plan 27-Mar-2001
Report by Social Exclusion Unit (2001).

Policy Action Team 6 Neighbourhood Wardens 30-Mar-2000
Report from Social Exclusion Unit (2000)

Bringing Britain Together: A National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal 27-Mar-1998
Report by the Social Exclusion Unit (1998).

Suppliers

SmartWater 1-Apr-2003
Water-based spray or paint-on forensic marking solutions to identify property; anti-intruder sprays to mark intruders.

Longworth Limited 1-Apr-2003
Protective clothing, safety equipment and corporate workwear.

St John Supplies 31-Mar-2003
First aid kits and consumables.

Orbis Monitoring Services 31-Mar-2003
GPS/GMS phones (Cybertrack).

Medisave 31-Mar-2003
First aid equipment.

Orbis Monitoring Services 31-Mar-2003
GPS/GMS phones (Cybertrack).

Bingley Roofing and Stone Centre 28-Mar-2003
Paving, roofing, walling, sawn stone, masonry work.

Design and Manufacture Ltd 28-Mar-2003
Street and park benches, cycle stands, waste bins.

Green Brothers Ltd 28-Mar-2003
Complete signmaking service.

The Chewing Gum Removal Company 28-Mar-2003
Francise organisation providing services to remove chewing gum.

Euromec 28-Mar-2003
Industrial floor cleaners and street sweepers.

Hako Group 28-Mar-2003
Cleaning machinery for industrial, contract and outdoor use.

System Sensor 28-Mar-2003
Fire detection devices.

Candela Light 28-Mar-2003
Traditional and modern lighting products.

Balvac Whitley Moran Ltd 28-Mar-2003
Structural strengthening, repair and maintenance contractors.

Visonic Group 28-Mar-2003
Security systems.

Marshalls 28-Mar-2003
Landscaping, building and drainage products for construction professionals.

Marwood Electrical Company 28-Mar-2003
Specialists in the supply of lighting equipment.

Rhino Protec Limited 28-Mar-2003
Telescopic security posts.

Betta Fencing Company 28-Mar-2003
Fencing, barriers, surveillance, access control products.

Capital Vision Ltd 28-Mar-2003
CCTV design, installation and maintenance.

Haldo Developments Ltd 28-Mar-2003
Tamper and weather-resistant housings for CCTV equipment; lighting; various other outdoor fixtures and fittings.

JVC Professional Products (UK) Ltd 28-Mar-2003
Manufacturer of CCTV systems including high-resolution cameras and camera control units.

Security Enclosures 28-Mar-2003
Passive and active infrared detection devices for the CCTV and security industry.

Applied Sweepers 28-Mar-2003
Manufacturer of outdoor sweepers.

Community Development Foundation 27-Mar-2003
A variety of services are provided to professionals interested in community development. They include publications and conferences, training courses, consultancies and research studies.

Training

An introduction to community action planning 28-Mar-2003
A one-day course run by the Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation on the key skills, tools and techniques that a facilitator will need to support a group in producing an action plan.

Neighbourhood Renewal Unit training 28-Mar-2003
Develops accredited training programmes for wardens and scheme managers.

Inclusive principles and practice in community action 27-Mar-2003
Two-day Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation course aimed at giving an understanding of disability equality principles within a community development setting.

Community Development Foundation 27-Mar-2003
A variety of services are provided to professionals interested in community development. They include publications and conferences, training courses, consultancies and research studies.

Community engagement – why, what, how? 27-Mar-2003
Two-day residential course by the Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation on how to engage the community in planning and decision-making.

Community enterprise in action 27-Mar-2003
Two-day Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation course on how to encourage community enterprise.

Crime Concern community training 27-Mar-2003
Community training programmes by an independent national crime reduction organization.

Security Industry Training Organisation (SITO) 26-Mar-2003
Provider of training and qualifications for the security industry including an NVQ for community wardens.

Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation 26-Mar-2003
The Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation is a national UK charity specializing in community participation, training and development.

An introduction to fundraising 26-Mar-2003
A one-day course run by the Neigbourhood Initiatives Foundation which is suitable for almost any organization involved in raising funds.

Course finder, Crime Reduction 25-Mar-2003
Provides a gateway to various crime reduction training courses in the UK.

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