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Neighbourhood Wardens to patrol Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston
Bradford Council and its partners will be cracking down on anti-social behaviour next week in a bid to reduce low-level crime and nuisance.
During Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Together Week (March 18-24) the council, West Yorkshire Police and Bradford’s social housing landlord, Incommunities, will be working together with local people in a concentrated effort to address issues which often erode residents’ quality of life.
In Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston, the council’s Neighbourhood Wardens will be patrolling with Police Community Support Officers to reduce parking problems outside schools, dog fouling and littering.
The wardens and officers will be talking to local people about how they can prevent anti-social behaviour, and handing out leaflets showing residents how they can report it.
In Ilkley, the council’s wardens will give special attention to parking around schools and the police will crack down on reckless driving to improve road safety for schoolchildren.
The mobile warden team will be paying extra attention to areas around Riverside to reduce dog fouling and litter.
Coun Imran Hussain, deputy leader of Bradford Council, said: “Anti-social behaviour shows contempt for the right of people to live in a safe, clean environment and the public have made it clear that tackling it is a priority. That’s why, despite reduced resources, the council has continued to invest in financial support for local policing and for its own teams of wardens.
“We maximise the impact of those resources when working together with the police, with Incommunities and with local people and a co-ordinated crackdown will deliver a very clear message that these issues are taken seriously, that our neighbourhoods should be treated with respect and that perpetrators will be brought to book.”
Superintendent Vince Firth, of the Bradford District Community Safety Partnership, said: “We treat every occurrence of anti-social behaviour in our communities extremely seriously and we continue to look for innovative ways to tackle it.
“Everyone deserves to have a quality of life in the area they live and we will be maintaining high- visibility patrols throughout our neighbourhoods.”
Karen Lee, Director of Incommunities, Neighbourhood Services, said: “We would urge any Incommunities residents who feel threatened or concerned about anti-social behaviour where they live to contact our 24-hour confidential reporting line (01274) 254274.”