Residents to have say on anti-social behaviour

Residents can have their say on anti-social behaviour issues – without leaving the comfort of their own home.

An online meeting is being hosted by North Tyneside Council’s Safer Estates Team on Wednesday, February 4.

It will provide residents with the chance to discuss issues affecting them, such as anti-social behaviour or nuisance neighbours.

During the meeting, officers will be on hand to answer the questions instantaneously.

And although the identity of those asking questions is kept confidential, everyone taking part can see what the questions are and the response provided, unless personal details are given.

Coun Carole Burdis, cabinet member for community engagement, said: “It’s very important that we offer residents alternative ways to contact us to ensure they feel comfortable in doing so, especially when discussing issues like anti-social behaviour.

“We know people may not want to discuss concerns in a public meeting or not be able to come along to them.

“The meetings have played an important role in the past in helping us tackle anti-social behaviour – something which will not be tolerated in the borough – and I would really encourage anyone with concerns to take part.”

At a previous online forum held by the Safer Estates team, 37 questions were posed and requests for information asked.

They ranged from how the council tackles anti-social behaviour on housing estates, what happens when a residents reports disorder, how the council supports victims and witnesses and what the legal tools available to the local authority are.

Those who would like to take part in the meeting are asked to join in any time between 6pm and 8pm on February 4.

They can do so by visiting the council’s website at and following the link on the homepage available on the day.