Action day for Asbo yobs

EXPERTS on anti-social behaviour will descend on Ipswich today for an action day aimed at tackling yobbish behaviourPolice officers will join with council officers, residents' groups and representatives from the Home Office to discuss an array of issues including: nuisance neighbours, environmental crime, obtaining anti-social behaviour orders and partnership working.

EXPERTS on anti-social behaviour will descend on Ipswich today for an action day aimed at tackling yobbish behaviour

Police officers will join with council officers, residents' groups and representatives from the Home Office to discuss an array of issues including: nuisance neighbours, environmental crime, obtaining anti-social behaviour orders and partnership working.

Andy Solomon, anti-social behaviour network manager for Ipswich, said: “Ipswich is an action area and is recognised as a part of the country that is doing things to tackle anti-social behaviour.

“This is an opportunity to get people together from various different walks of life to look at different ways to tackle anti-social behaviour problems and also to take on board various aspects of the government's new Respect Action Plan and to see how that will develop in the future.”


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The forum has been organised as part of TOGETHER - the Home Office's campaign to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and puts the needs of the community first.

The event, at Ipswich Town Football Club, will include talks from Miriam Minty of the Home Office's anti-social behaviour unit and Chief Superintendent John Fletcher of Ipswich police.

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A large part of the event will be devoted to discussing the government's new Respect Action Plan.

Mr Solomon added: “We held one of these days last year which was very well received and this year we are aiming more at practitioner level.

“Last year's event was attended by several managers and this time we are working with the people who are on the ground delivering the services.”

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