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New scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour in Wirral
WIRRAL residents will have a chance to voice their concerns about anti-social behaviour as part of a new project.
The borough's anti-social behaviour team plans to meet up with local people to find out about common problems and troublespots in the area.
It is hoped the planned public advice surgeries and the ‘Respect Bus’ will go some way to tackling nuisance in Wirral.
The bus has already visited Leasowe and New Ferry last month and the team also hosted a surgery at Heswall One Stop Shop on February 18.
Councillor George Davies, Wirral Council cabinet member for housing and community safety, said: "These surgeries are an opportunity for Wirral residents to meet Anti-Social Behaviour Team staff and discuss local issues directly with them.
"We know that anti-social behaviour is still a major issue across many of our neighbourhoods and it is best tackled at a local level with a strategy tailored according to the nature of the problem, where it is taking place and who is involved.
"But the team can only start taking action if they’re aware of the problem in the first place and this is why these face-to-face meetings within the communities themselves could be really useful.
"Come in and tell staff directly about the issues in your neighbourhood and give them the chance to do something about it."
Forthcoming surgeries will take place aboard the Respect Bus in Holmlands Drive in Prenton on Wednesday, March 6 followed by Eastham One Stop Shop on March 13.
The bus will then be in Liscard on March 20.
Meetings will be at the Conway Centre One Stop Shop on April 5 and aboard the bus in Greasby on the April 18. It will be at Bromborough on the April 24.
The bus will stop in Claughton on the May 7 and staff will be at New Brighton One Stop Shop on the May 23.