Anti-social behaviour survey held to engage with community in Walton

Friday, 2 October, 2020
Officers from Tendring District Council and Essex Police during the survey

Officers from Essex Police and Tendring District Council (TDC) visited homes in a Walton-on-the-Naze street to address concerns of anti-social behaviour.

The teams knocked on doors along Grove Avenue after residents and local councillors raised issues of drugs, bad parking, speeding, littering and intimidation.

Organised by the Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP), the survey aimed to collect intelligence about the issues, provide high visibility reassurance for residents, and look at ways to tackle issues raised.

Lynda McWilliams, TDC Cabinet Member for Partnerships and TCSP Chairwoman, said she hoped the proactive response helped assure residents’ over their concerns.

“Listening is the first step to tackling any issue; only by truly understanding it can we hope to take the right action to stop problems, not simply address any symptoms of those problems,” Councillor McWilliams said.

“I’m pleased that the joint team was able to knock on every door, leaving a letter if there was no answer, and am confident the information collected will help to enhance our response in the area going forward.”

The survey took place on Wednesday, 30 September.

Last updated on: 02/10/2020 - 17:10