I made sure that preventing and tackling ASB is in Cheshire's Police and Crime Plan because it is one of the main issues raised with me and the police.
While some incidents of ASB on their own can be seen as small and 'low level', we know all too well that sustained and persistent ASB can make residents feel unsafe, and perpetrators can often go on to commit greater crimes.
The next round of the Safer Streets Fund will focus on ASB and I want to use any additional money we receive to support a police project to tackle it in each of Cheshire's four Local Authority areas.
To inform these projects I will be using ASB statistics collated by the Constabulary, but it's also important to get feedback directly from residents about how they perceive ASB in their community and how extra funding could help.
I have set up a short survey which can be taken here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CheshireASB -
Residents can have their say up until Midday on Monday 7th August.
Please do share this throughout your networks and communities. The more feedback we get, the more effectively we can use any additional funding.
As ever, please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or other issues.
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner