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Tackling anti-social behaviour

West Lancashire Borough Council recognises the impact anti-social behaviour (ASB) has on individuals and communities and is working hard to tackle the problems it can create.

What we're doing about anti-social behaviour

A specialist ASB Team was established in 2000 to tackle tenancy enforcement, incidents of anti-social behaviour, juvenile nuisance and harassment. The team has successfully secured Anti-Social Behaviour Orders against a number of individuals and works with partner agencies to introduce Acceptable Behaviour Contracts as part of our overall strategy.

The Council also set up a Multi Agency Problem Solving (MAPS) Team in 2003 which works across organisations and partnerships the council developed a unique inter-agency working environment. This is a purpose built office, which is shared by the council's ASB Unit, Police, Fire and Rescue, County Council and other organisations. The MAPS Team can deal with issues of ASB practically and at a local level.

We work together with our partners to provide a broad range of recreational opportunities, especially for young people to help minimise anti-social behaviour and develop other life skills.

We also fund four Police Community Support Officers who are employed within West Lancashire to work alongside Police Community Beat Managers and engage directly with members of the community.