Supporting each other
There are a few ways you and your neighbours can work together to prevent and deal with antisocial behaviour.
Antisocial behaviour tends to happen in communities where there is a lack of energy. You can combat this by setting up an active residents’ group which can raise community spirit. An effective residents' group also allows neighbours to have a united voice in setting a local agenda for dealing with antisocial behaviour. For more information, contact us.
Street meets are normally arranged and attended by representatives from A2Dominion and other local partnership agencies working in the area, like the Police. They give residents a chance to attend a meeting near where they live and tell us about any problems in their area so we can work together to tackle them. For more information, contact us.
Good neighbourhood agreements
Good neighbourhood agreements are an effective way for communities can set their own standards of behaviour for the area they live in. They are voluntary contracts used to reach an agreement between residents about how to resolve problems specific to a neighbourhood. For example, in areas where children play together outside, residents may agree a time that they should be indoors and all residents would be asked to agree to this by signing the good neighbourhood agreement. For more information, contact us.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes help to protect communities by opening up a two-way communications channel between communities and the local policing teams, which can helps prevent crimes. There is normally an appointed co-ordinator who feeds local information between the Police and the Neighbourhood Watch group. Anyone can set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their area. For more information, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website or phone 0116 271 0052.