The Respect Action Plan sets out how local communities can be empowered to deal with the problems they face from anti-social behaviour.
It is Labour’s commitment to give local communities the powers that are needed to tackle anti-social and disrespectful behaviour.
These include powers to close homes where loud music is constantly played and powers to issue Parenting Orders that mean parents who don’t make sure their children go to school get help to change, issuing sanctions if they don’t. The Government has created the powers - now we want people on the ground to use them.
The 'Give Respect, Get Respect' pledge, signed today by Barbara Keeley MP, sets out to build a culture of respect in Worsley by:
- Getting tough with noisy neighbours.
- Tackling irresponsible parents.
- Giving persistent louts ASBOs.
- Cleaning up graffiti.
- Supporting the work of police Community Safety Officers and neighbourhood policing teams.
"It is important for communities to know that the Government is on their side when it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour, disorder and crime. In working with the local authorities and the police, I am certain that these new powers will give communities in Worsley the confidence they need to tackle anti-social behaviour where it affects them and their neighbours."