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Newark and Sherwood District Council to host fourth anti-social behaviour summit with Nottinghamshire Police, Newark Town Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner





Today, Newark and Sherwood District Council will hold its fourth anti-social behaviour summit alongside community safety partners from across the area.

The multi-agency meeting brings together partners to address issues related to crime and anti-social behaviour in Newark town centre and seeks to work collaboratively to make improvements to reduce nuisance, distress or harm to residents, visitors and businesses.

Nottinghamshire Police, Newark Town Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, alongside other partners, will be joining the district council for the latest meeting.

Newark and Sherwood District Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Summit.
Newark and Sherwood District Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Summit.

The purpose of the summit is to review the latest crime and anti-social behaviour data, review recent interventions that have been implemented and their success, and to identify the next steps to cracking down on anti-social behaviour.

Paul Taylor, portfolio holder for public protection and community safety, said: “This type of collaborative working with our partners is vital to our crackdown on anti-social behaviour to ensure our reach is wide and our resources are strengthened.

“The summit is a fantastic opportunity for partners to come together to ensure we are all working collectively to achieve our shared goals, and keeping track of the success we have had and where improvements are needed.

“We remain as focused as ever on creating a safe Newark town centre in which residents and businesses feel safe, secure, and supported.

“I am looking forward to seeing what we achieve with this latest meeting, and residents can be assured that we know there is always more to be done and we will continue our efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour rates.”

The district council works with partners to improve safety in Newark and says it is committed to a comprehensive and thorough programme of initiatives to reduce crime and anti-social behavious across the district as a whole.

This included regular work with the police to investigate incidents of anti-social behavious, the latest of which is a spate of vandalism at Sconce and Devon Park. Officers from both organisations are working together to identify the culprits and deter any future incidents.

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s portfolio holder for public protection and community relations, Paul Taylor, met with the district commander for Newark and Sherwood, Charlotte Ellam to discuss tackling anti-social behaviour. Photo: Newark and Sherwood District Council
Newark and Sherwood District Council’s portfolio holder for public protection and community relations, Paul Taylor, met with the district commander for Newark and Sherwood, Charlotte Ellam to discuss tackling anti-social behaviour. Photo: Newark and Sherwood District Council

Officers from the council’s own Public Protection and Housing teams also work with police to secure closure orders and criminal behaviour orders, to provide relief to communities that have been subjected to anti-social behaviour.

Two closure orders were recently granted for properties in Boughton following joint work between the two organisations.

Over £1m has been invested into the district through the Safer Streets project, funding security measures such as gating, lighting and CCTV cameras to help deter and capture anti-social behaviour.

Balderton is the latest in the Newark area to benefit from the funding and as part of the latest round of Safer Streets has been allocated a share in the almost £1 million of funding that is being invested in Nottinghamshire.

This project is already underway and so far investments include environmental improvements, the installation of a new youth shelter and, most recently, a graffiti project during which local children helped transform a graffiti hotspot with bright and colourful artwork.

The district council is working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police, Balderton Parish Council and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver the project.

The authority has also worked with Nottinghamshire Police and Newark Town Council on the investment into a police hub in Newark town centre. The office base allows police officers and community protection officers to respond to town centre incidents more efficiently and effectively, with an increase of arrests in Newark town centre as a result.



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