Roadshow to offer help against anti-social behaviour

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RESIDENTS affected by anti-social behaviour can receive advice and support at a special roadshow in Whitley Bay.

The Respect roadshow will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at the Park View Shopping Centre, between noon and 2pm.

It will be run by North Tyneside Council’s Safer Estates Team and Northumbria Police’s Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The roadshow will features crime prevention advice as well as support and advice to people affected by anti-social behaviour.

Other organisations in attendance include Age UK, Victim Support, North East Council for Addictions, North Tyneside Primary Care Trust, Home Group, and PROPS (substance misuse in families).

Colin Boxshall, the council’s Safer Estates Manager, said: “The Respect roadshow provides the council and its partners with an opportunity to find out people’s concerns and then offer the support they might need.

“We use the feedback we receive to improve our procedures in supporting victims and witnesses, and tackling anti-social behaviour.”

Inspector Jim Gray, of Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “These events give residents the opportunity to pick up some useful advice from a number or organisations.

“Officers will be offering visitors general crime prevention advice and leaflets on how to prevent being taken in by bogus callers.

“We’ll also be listening to any concerns raised by residents and answering questions on a range of policing queries.

“Anyone who is unable to attend the roadshow but would like to speak to an officer should contact their Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 ext 69191.”