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Guide East and Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership plans

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6. Tackle anti-social behaviour

We aim to reduce incidents of rowdy, nuisance or inconsiderate behaviour by five per cent.

Anti-social behaviour is virtually any intimidating, nuisance, inconsiderate or threatening activity that affects your quality of life.

Examples include:

  • Rowdy, nuisance, drunken or inconsiderate behaviour
  • Noise
  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Fly-posting
  • Dog fouling
  • Litter and fly-tipping rubbish
  • Setting off fireworks late at night
  • Abandoned vehicles

Anti-social behaviour doesn't just make life unpleasant but it has a negative effect on many people’s lives. Together with our many partner agencies, all of whom are members of the East and Mid Devon Community Safety Partnership, we are committed to tackling such behaviour.

Information gathered at public consultation meetings and via the Local Action Groups (LAGs) has indicated that the communities within both districts still consider it a local priority to continue to reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The measure and benchmark for this is data provided by the Police and is based on the number of reports they receive in relation to rowdy, nuisance and inconsiderate behaviour.

Due to some high profile cases in recent years around vulnerability linked to anti social behaviour agencies need to be more aware and joined up in their approach to protecting vulnerable victims of ASB within our communities.