Council receives extra cash to fight anti social behaviour

Contributed by editor on Mar 14, 2005 - 08:42 PM


Dover District Council is to receive a  further £20,000 Home Office funding to boost its vital work in the community to stamp out anti-social behaviour.

The cash is being spent on a series of promotional material, including a leaflet aimed at the district's youth, and further monitoring equipment to increase the Dover Anti-Social Behaviour Unit's capacity to investigate allegations.

Dover District is one of 50 TOGETHER anti-social behaviour Action Areas across the country.

Action Area status is recognition by the Home Office of Dover District Council's leading work to stamp out anti-social behaviour. The Home Office stated that the Actions Areas were set up to help set standards for the rest of the country to follow.

Cllr Mrs Julie Rook, Cabinet Member for Citizenship said: 'We are delighted at this further recognition of all the hard work that we are doing with the community to tackle anti-social behaviour together. This will provide practical support to the Unit and enable us to promote awareness of this work and our ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life for residents of and visitors to the district.'