Engagement is driving down anti-social behaviour in Spalding say police

Community Inps Jo Reeves.
Community Inps Jo Reeves.
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A senior police officer in Spalding says the police are pleased with how engagement opportunities have reduced anti-social behaviour at peak times.

Community Insp Jo Reeves was responding to the results of action taken after last year’s East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership survey, which listed Activate programmes for young people and the introduction of Safezones in relation to deterring street drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.

She said: “We will continue to develop these programmes in conjunction with South Holland District Council and local youths to ensure that they are appealing and well-utilised to prevent problems for the wider community.”

Commenting on concerns about youths playing football in the town centre, she said: “We have only received one report and this was dealt with at the time.

“There is also an upgraded CCTV system within the town which will help identify such incidents.”

Community Insp Reeves also commented on the voluntary code of conduct that has been introduced at off-licences, deterring the sale of single cans of beer and cider. “The voluntary code is having good effect and police will continue to work with licencing to tackle problem locations and take licensees to review where appropriate.”

If you witness anti-social behaviour, call police on 101.