Neighbourhood Nuisance teams in Hull are trying to boost residents' awareness of how to report anti-social behaviour. They are focusing on how to combat noise nuisance, intimidation and fly tipping.
A business owner in Lincoln, who had his shop window smashed earlier this month, has now resorted to boarding his shop up after the same thing happened again.
Jim Tweedle claims his shop on Monks Road is regularly a target for anti social behaviour because it's situated next door to a homeless shelter. He says he's had needles and rubbish pushed through his letterbox in the past, and is now planning to put shutters up the windows.
The Nomad Trust who operate the homeless shelter though say their service users can't be blamed for everything that happens on the street and they have taken action to improve their premises.
Anti-social behaviour has fallen in parts of Bradford.
West Yorkshire Police have been carrying out operations to target offenders. In the Bradford South Division anti-social behaviour has dropped by 35% between April and September 2012 compared to the same time the previous year. That is 1,727 fewer offences.
In the later operation eleven vehicles were seized for having no insurance and £3000 was seized during a raid under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A total of 22 arrests were made.
Part of Lincolnshire is to trial a new system to replace anti-social behaviour orders. It will see police forced to act once they get five complaints about the same problem.
West Lindsey is one of three places across the country chosen by the Government for the trial. James Webster's been to Gainsborough to find out more.
Part of Lincolnshire will trial a new system that could replace anti-social behaviour orders. West Lindsey is one of three areas that will pilot the new measures which will force police to act after getting five separate complaints.
Anti-social behaviour orders, which were brought in by the previous Labour government, have been described by critics as a badge of honour among anti-social youths. The reforms, outlined today, will replace 19 measures with six powers that will target people, places and police powers.
- A Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) will be used to ban an individual from particular activities or places.
- A civil Crime Prevention Injunctions (CPI) will allow agencies to step in before bad behaviour escalates, in as little as days or even hours.
- There will be simpler powers to close premises that are a magnet for trouble.
- Tougher action will be taken over nightmare neighbours including a faster eviction process for those who refuse to change their ways.
The Home Secretary has announced details of a new community trigger that will force police to investigate repeated complaints about anti-social behaviour. Theresa May said she wants to make it quicker and easier to stop anti-social behaviour blighting the lives of communities.
Police forces will be required to investigate any incident reported by at least five people, or any three separate complaints by the same person.
West Lindsey in Lincolnshire is one of three areas that has been chosen to pilot the new system.
The government has confirmed that West Lindsey in Lincolnshire is one of three areas that will pilot a replacement system for anti-social behaviour orders. The new measures will force police to act after receiving five separate complaints, or three from the same household.
Signs are starting to go up around Lincoln to inform residents about the new alcohol control zone which is being enforced. Police now have the power to tell people in a specific part of the city to stop drinking if they are causing, or likely to cause, a nuisance.
Police in Lincoln are starting to enforce new powers to tackle street drinking. It follows the creation of a Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) by the City of Lincoln Council last November. Signs are going up explaining the new rules, which stop short of a total alcohol ban.
Police officers now have the power to ask people to stop drinking alcohol if they are causing, or are likely to cause, a nuisance or annoyance. If that person refuses, an offence has been committed.
The DPPO will be enforced within a boundary set by Newport Arch, St Mark’s Shopping Centre, Broadgate and the Brayford Bridge.