A special event is being held in Whitley Bay for victims of anti-social behaviour.
The Respect Roadshow, organised by North Tyneside Council’s community protection team, takes place on March 27 from 11am to 2pm at Park View Shopping Centre. It will be attended by Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, as well as local charities and health organisations.
The event will offer help for anyone who has been affected by anti-social behaviour, as well as provide advice on crime prevention.
Councillor Carole Burdis, cabinet member for Community Safety, said: “North Tyneside is one of the safest places to live in the country and we want to keep it that way.
“The Respect Roadshows are a great way for us to engage with the local community and help us to address any concerns they may have.
“These events have been very successful in the past; residents have found it helpful being able to speak to our staff and other agencies in person – and I would really encourage anyone with concerns to come along.
“By running this roadshow together, with partners from the different organisations, it also helps to strengthen our message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in North Tyneside.”
The event comes after the Council launched a new initiative, Operation Harmony, which saw members of the community protection team and Northumbria Police visit parents of young people associated with anti-social behaviour in New York.
Judith Wallace, Councillor for St. Mary’s ward and leader of the North Tyneside Conservatives, said: “Whilst its good to provide residents with an opportunity to discuss their concerns with relevant staff, it is really important that action is taken by officers to deal with this very worrying problem of anti-social behaviour as soon as it is reported.”
Residents can keep up to date with the event and the work of the community protection team by following its Twitter account, @NTC_ASBTEAM.