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Play your part in helping tackle anti-social behaviour

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley residents have a vital role to play in helping to tackle anti-social behaviour and criminal behaviour across the borough.

Knowsley’s Crime and Communities team work closely with Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, landlords and other community safety partners to help tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough.

Action taken such as the issuing of Acceptable Behaviour Agreements (ABA’s) in our town centres has helped to significantly reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour in Knowsley.

Knowsley Council has more than 1,000 cameras across the borough that are monitored 24/7. Specialist members of staff monitor the cameras in Prescot, Huyton, Halewood and Kirkby during the evening and weekends, specifically looking out for anti-social behaviour.

Despite this, anti-social behaviour continues to impact on residents and communities, taking up valuable Police and Council resources.

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour may include some of the following issues:

  • Hate-related incidents
  • Verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour
  • Vandalism and damage to properties
  • Alcohol/drug activity in a public place
  • Misuse of open spaces, public areas or loitering
  • Use of off-road vehicles

Report it

If you have any information about anti-social behaviour in Knowsley direct message Merseyside Police on facebook and twitter social media @MerPolCC.

Information can also be shared with Knowsley’s Crime and Communities team via safer.knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk. You will be contacted by a designated case office who will discuss your report.

You can also pass information on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.