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“Nuisance behaviour has dropped sharply in the last three years thanks to a concerted effort to tackle ASB and improve public confidence in the Dimbles Lane area. We’ve worked very closely with partners to offer real alternatives to youngsters – such as a badminton scheme set up by one of our PCSOs for those previously involved in ASB. “The community itself has played a key role in this success and we’d continue to ask people to talk to us, and tell us their concerns or suggestions.”The crackdown by Staffordshire Police has included increased patrols in the area, use of a mobile police station, new CCTV and the use of Section 27 powers to force trouble-makers to leave the area for up to 48 hours. Lichfield District Councillor Helen Fisher added:
“This is great news and really positive for the area. Unsociable behaviour has been a problem in north Lichfield, but the actions of the police, their partner agencies and community volunteers have made a big difference. I am confident that everyone will carry on taking pride in their community and that instances of anti-social behaviour continue to fall.”
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