Herts Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) in Abbots Langley have been working with the community recently to help prevent incidents of anti-social behaviour (ASB).
As part of Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week, which took place between July 3 and 9, the team have been focusing on areas reported by the general public to them as hotspots for ASB.
The police define ASB as a variety of incidents, including rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour, littering, misuse of vehicles, street drinking and other actions.
One area which has been highlighted by Abbots Langley residents is the Manor House Recreation Ground, which has had reports of glass being smashed, groups congregating in the skate park intimidating others and under-aged persons smoking.
PCSO Abeles of the SNT has been patrolling the area as of late, both approaching with those engaged in ASB and using chalk to build a relationship between the police and younger children at the playground through fun activities.
Posting on social media, the team said: “This is a wonderful tactic that both engages with others and provides high visibility to prevent ASB happening. If it does happen, we can be on hand immediately in the area to deal with it.”
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