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Residents learned more about the work against anti-social behaviour as the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership marked ASB Awareness Week (July 18-24).

Bromsgrove District Council joined West Mercia Police and other agencies of the partnership to use the week to draw attention to the impact of ASB and to people’s vital role in helping to tackle it.

Council officers and housing providers joined the police to speak to the public at a partnership event in Bromsgrove town centre, while a campaign raising the profile of how ASB is tackled in communities ran across social media.

Sue Hanley, Chair of the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership, said: “People deserve to feel safe where they live and that’s why ASB is a priority at both national and local levels. This week was about highlighting that and drawing attention to the ways communities can report ASB - and what to expect as a result of those reports.

“According to a recent YouGov poll, more than half of people believed that ‘more needs to be done’ on ASB in their community. However a similar proportion of the public said that after they witnessed or experienced ASB, they did not report it to anyone. We want people to understand they can report ASB to members of our partnership easily and in confidence.

“Improving community safety is a statutory duty for the partners. That’s why partnership members work on it all year round including when it comes to ASB on responding to reports and preventing it in the first place, through improvements to the built environment, work with the licensed trade sector, and work with young people on local engagement and diversionary activities - amongst many other things.”

To learn more about the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership and what it does, visit

ASB Awareness Week 2022 was organised by community safety centre of excellence Resolve and supported by the Local Government Association as well as by the Home Office, National Police Chiefs’ Council, and National Fire Chiefs’ Council.

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Staff from the police, bdht, and district council listened and talked about people’s perceptions and experiences of ASB.