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Crackdown targets nuisance behaviour in Bradford
Drug dealers, kerb crawlers, vandals, flytippers and irresponsible motorists will be among those targeted in a crackdown on anti-social behaviour across the Bradford district next week.
The crackdown, called Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Together Week, will see Bradford Council, West Yorkshire Police and social housing group, Incommunities, joining forces to highlight the work they do at tackling nuisance behaviour that brings misery to people across Bradford.
To mark the week, the different organisations are urging residents to report and help prevent anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods.
The Council is co-ordinating district-wide, joint operations with the police and Incommunities to tackle graffiti, vandalism, dog fouling, parking around schools, littering and fly-tipping.
Illegal off-road driving, cold calling, drug dealing and kerb crawling will also be focused on by agencies.
Activities will include litter patrols in Idle and Thackley, highlighting the issue of dog fouling in Keighley, school parking controls in Low Moor, Bolton and Undercliffe and a crackdown on untaxed and uninsured vehicles.
Councillor Imran Hussain, the deputy leader of Bradford Council, who is also the executive member for safer and stronger communities, said: “Anti-social behaviour shows contempt for the right of people to live in a safe, clean environment and the public have made it clear that tackling it is a priority. That's why, despite reduced resources, the Council has continued to invest in financial support for local policing and for its own teams of wardens.”
Superintendent Vince Firth, of the Bradford District Community Safety Partnership, said they treated every occurrence of anti-social behaviour in communities extremely seriously and continued to look for innovative ways to tackle it. “Everyone deserves to have a quality of life in the area they live and we will be maintaining high visibility patrols throughout our neighbourhoods,” Supt Firth said.
Karen Lee, director of Incommunities, neighbourhood services, said: “We are committed to working with residents, Bradford Council and our partners to continue to tackle anti-social behaviour and uphold the rights of all our customers to live in safe and peaceful neighbourhoods."