Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, chaired a second meeting on St Nicholas Green, Beverley, to discuss anti-social behaviour.
The local MP chaired the public meeting, which was attended by representatives of the local neighbourhood watch, ward councillors Kerri Harold and David Elvidge, Jo Ramsay from the Cherry Tree Centre in Beverley, Sgt Sophie Kemp from Humberside Police, and an officer from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. This meeting was a follow-up to a meeting held in April.
The meeting took place on St Nicholas Green, St Nicholas Road, Beverley, which has been a focal point of anti-social behaviour in recent months. In the meeting, Graham heard how there has been a reduction in anti-social behaviour. This reduction has been attributed to residents reporting incidents to the police and extra police patrols.
Graham said “I know many residents have been concerned about anti-social behaviour and I am pleased that there has been a significant reduction. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this effort, especially residents who have campaigned tirelessly for the authorities to do more. It seems the hard work has paid off. The Ward Councillors, David Elvidge and Kerri Harold have assured me they are going to keep up the pressure to make sure things don’t go backwards.. David and Kerri continue to do a great job representing their residents and we’re lucky to have them.”
Ward councillor Kerri Harold said “I am grateful to Graham for chairing this follow-up meeting. I am very pleased that there has been a reduction in anti-social behaviour in the area, but we can’t take our eye off the ball. I will continue to work with the local community, the council, and the police to make sure residents can enjoy the area’s green spaces without fear.”
This week is Anti-Social Behaviour Week, a campaign that aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it. Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people (57%) believe that ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle ASB in their community. However, after they witnessed or experienced ASB, a similar proportion of the public (53%) said that they did not report it to anyone.