Monday, 17 September 2007

MANSFIELD: Council vows to get tough with the yobs

Council vows to get tough with the yobs

Coun Jason Zadrozny
Coun Jason Zadrozny

TOUGH new dispersal and curfew orders could be hitting the streets of Ashfield in a bid to crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
The proposals could be rolled out across the district in the coming months as part of a raft of initiatives proposed by Ashfield District Council to stamp out yobbish behaviour.

The announcement follows the annual State of Ashfield debate, which revealed the area has seen one of the biggest increases in crime across Nottinghamshire – with anti-social behaviour being one of the major concerns.

Council leader Jason Zadrozny told Chad that defeating yobbish and anti-social behaviour would help reclaim the streets for decent residents.

Said Coun Zadrozny: "We are currently looking at what powers are available to use, such as giving wardens more power and the introduction of dispersal and curfew orders.

"Anti-social behaviour and big groups of youths gathering are a major concern for people across the district and we need to take action.

"At the moment Ashfield is one of the highest rising crime areas in the county and we are currently miles away from our targets. We are heading in the wrong direction, its a bit of a nightmare for the area and we need to get on top of things.

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