‘Respect and tolerate’ as nights get lighter

Published Wednesday 3 April 2019

Residents enjoying the lighter nights since the clocks went forward, are being urged to be mindful of their actions in an effort to combat anti-social behaviour, especially during the Easter holidays.

Harborough Community Safety Partnership is urging residents to be respectful to their communities as part of the ‘Respect and Tolerate’ campaign.

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Throughout the campaign, Harborough Community Safety Partnership will work together to tackle issues of anti-social behaviour and will be encouraging young people to become involved in more planned activities.

Residents will also be encouraged to think about what constitutes anti-social behaviour and how, and when, to report it.

Harborough Community Safety Partnership is made up of Harborough District Council, Police, Fire & Rescue Service, Turning Point which provides substance misuse advice and support, and Leicestershire County Council – including Leicestershire Youth Offending Service.

Inspector Siobhan Gorman of Leicestershire Police said: “We want to encourage people to behave responsibly now that the clocks have gone forward. We know they will be out and about more in the summer months and we want them to be respectful of people and their properties.

“However we also want to encourage our residents to consider whether young people are just playing as opposed to causing anti-social behaviour.  We know the lighter nights often lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour reporting, particularly over the Easter holidays, because more people socialise outside. As a result of this residents often complain about issues such as noise nuisance, both to the police and our partners, because they feel it affects their quality of life and makes them feel unsafe in their own homes.

To report Anti-social behaviour you can call the police on 101or report online visit www.leics.police.uk/report-online or Harborough District Council on 01858 828282 (during working hours).

For further details on Anti-Social Behaviour and reporting issues visit www.harborough.gov.uk/communitysafety

For more details on physical activities for adults and young people, please look on the Council’s website or ask at your local library.

Find out about sports and leisure activities in your area at www.harboroughsport.org.uk