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Colchester Borough Homes to mark UK’s first ASB Awareness Week

ASB Awareness Week

Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) has joined a national campaign that is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand against antisocial behaviour and make communities safer.

To bring awareness to antisocial behaviour, CBH has planned a week of action which includes meeting residents to discuss any ASB issues they might have and attending a partnership day event in Greenstead.

Running from 19 to 25 July, ASB Awareness Week – Making Communities Safer aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it.

The week of action is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.

Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC).

Karen Loweman, Director of Operations said: “We are fully committed to ensuring individuals feel safe in their communities. Everyone has the right to a decent quality of life and we will do everything we can to support this.”

ASB Awareness Week will bring awareness to some of the issues residents have experienced. It will also highlight the fantastic partnership work we undertake to help combat ASB, along with the support we provide to all residents should they ever have concerns about safety in their community.”

Rebecca Bryant OBE, chief executive of Resolve, said: “We need to change the way we think about ASB. It is not low-level crime. It devastates the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

“As the nation begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic and our society and economy celebrates the start of return to normal life, it is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs nationally and locally so that people feel safe in their homes and communities.

“We are delighted to have Colchester Borough Homes involved in this hugely important and successful campaign.

“It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.

“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home and community.”

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