Police join forces with council to tackle anti-social behaviour

editorial image

Sussex Police and Crawley Borough Council will join forces to tackle reports of anti-social behaviour in Maidenbower.

The week of action, from Monday, August 21 until Saturday, August 26, will see the police working with local businesses and the community.

Street surgeries will be held at Maidenbower Square Monday to Friday from 1pm to 2.30pm with PCSOs and community wardens.

Inspector Jo Webb said: “Over the past couple of months we, as well as the council, have seen an increase in reports of anti social behaviour in the Maidenbower area.

“We will be patrolling Maidenbower, in particular the parade of shops and local park, in partnership with Crawley Borough Council.

“If we see any offences being committed we will be dealing with it accordingly.

“We are hoping the street surgery sessions will encourage people to come forward and talk to us about any issues they are experiencing with this issue.”

Councillor Michael Jones, cabinet member for Community Engagement and Public Protection, said: “Through our partnership with Sussex Police, we intend to take a fair but undoubtedly firm approach towards the anti-social behaviour that has been occurring throughout the Maidenbower area.

“I’m confident the street surgeries will be a good opportunity for residents to talk to us about any concerns they have.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.