Advice on dealing with anti-social behaviour

RESIDENTS affected by anti-social behaviour are being offering advice and support at an event in Whitley Bay.

The Respect roadshow will take place from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, May 18, at Park View Shopping Centre.

It will be run by North Tyneside Council’s safer estates team and Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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

Other organisations in attendance will include Newcastle PROPS, drug and alcohol support; Places for People; North East Council on Addictions (NECA); and North Tyneside Primary Care Trust.

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 had some positive feedback from last year’s roadshows, which was used to improve our procedures in tackling anti-social behaviour.”

Pc Paul McKenzie, of Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’ve taken part in these events before and they have proved popular with local residents who can speak to local officers and other agencies that can help them.”

The next Respect roadshow will be held at the Forum Shopping Centre in Wallsend on Tuesday, May 31.