Anti-social behaviour hotline relaunched but residents “need to do their bit”

Slough Borough Council has relaunched its anti-social behaviour hotline this week, but it says residents need to do their bit and tell it about such behaviour so it can help sort it out.

Anti-social behaviour hotline

Anti-social behaviour hotline

A number of teams across the council, including the community safety and neighbourhood enforcement teams, help to support people who are suffering with anti-social behaviour in their area, whether it’s noise, graffiti, vandalism, flytipping, out of control pets, or any other form of nuisance behaviour.

Although serious incidents of anti-social behaviour and crime should be reported to Thames Valley Police on 101, or via 999 in an emergency, residents are also being encouraged to report lower level incidents to the council on: 01753 875298.

Louise Asby, community safety manager, said:

.. we’re keen for residents to know they can report certain incidents to us as well, ranging from overgrown gardens and loud music through to verbal insults and neighbour disputes.

The council hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all calls are confidential.

Cllr Sohail Munawar, commissioner for social and economic inclusion with a responsibility for community safety, said:

This hotline is another useful tool in our efforts to give residents a better quality of life … But we need residents to do their bit and tell us about such behaviour so we can keep on top of it and help sort it out.

He urges residents to make a note of the number for future reference.

Redesigned posters, leaflets and fridge magnets will be distributed across Slough in the coming weeks.

Anti-social behaviour can also be reported to the council via email at reportASB@slough.gov.uk or using an online form.

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