Barbara Keeley recently hosted a summit at Peel Park Pavilion for local resident groups to discuss anti-social behaviour.
The lively discussion centred on local anti-social behaviour problems, how support for residents can be improved and the anti-social behaviour guide Barbara recently launched to inform residents about their rights.
The meeting was attended by active residents of the Armitage estate, New Peel residents’ group, Kenyon residents’ group, Unity Group, Mountskip residents’ group, as well as local magistrate Beryl Chapman and Chair of the Community Committee Sylvia Philips.
Residents shared their experiences of anti-social behaviour with representatives from the Little Hulton and Walkden Neighbourhood team, City West Housing Trust, the Neighbourhood Police, the Youth Offending Service, Fire Prevention services and Little Hulton Councillors. All these groups are working together to tackle anti-social behaviour in the community.
“The morning-long summit gave local residents the opportunity to discuss how anti-social behaviour issues are being dealt with and where improvements could be made.
“I spoke about the new anti-social behaviour guide I have developed to make sure people know their rights and can more easily access the support that is available.
“Together we agreed to develop new ways to publicise the work that is done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in local communities. It’s vital that all the organisations and residents’ groups work together to reach people who may be experiencing crime and anti-social behaviour in their community, but don’t know where to turn.”
Sylvia Phillips, Chair of Community Committee and Little Hulton resident for over 70 years said:
“It was a good meeting and I think everyone could see that there is a good community spirit in Little Hulton and a willingness to work together to deal with anti-social behaviour.
“I am looking forward to the upcoming Little Hulton SNAP week of action (28 Sep – 4 Oct) which will bring all residents together to clean up and improve neighbourhoods in Little Hulton.”
Barbara with members of the residents’ groups and various organisations who work on local anti-social behaviour issues.