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PCC Provides Funding to ASB Prevention Drive
The Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council £26,000 from his Community Safety Grant to help tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough.
 
The Community Safety Grants supports work with partner organisations that play a vital role in keeping Hertfordshire’s communities safe.
 
The money will fund a new officer for one year, based at the council offices. The role will focus on early intervention with young people in both Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, and will work with their families to signpost them to the right support.
 
This grant is in addition to a grant awarded last year by the PCC, which is helping to fund projects and professional training on spotting the early signs that young people are at risk of involvement in serious crime or gang activity.
 
Welwyn Hatfield’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) will also provide funding of £2,000 to contribute towards projects and activities that help deter young people away from crime and ASB, and remove any potential barriers they may face when trying to access these.

David Lloyd said: "This grant supports my Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan as early intervention will help tackle anti-social behaviour and hopefully deter young people from crime in Welwyn Hatfield.

“The purpose of the Community Safety Grant is to focus on the needs and the safety of the public. Any provision that is made to educate young people around the effects of serious crime and to spot the signs of anti-social behaviour at an early stage, is a step closer to making Hertfordshire a safer place to live.”
 
Councillor Roger Trigg, Executive Member for Community Safety said: “We’re delighted to have been successful in securing funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner – this money will go a long way in helping us tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough through early intervention, youth engagement, and training people on spotting signs that young people could be involved in criminal activity.
 
“It’s also important that we monitor and support young people that have previously been involved with anti-social behaviour to prevent any reoccurrence.”

If residents witness anti-social behaviour, they should report it to the police by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.