Corby Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Management Team joined forces with Northamptonshire Police over the recent school holidays in a bid to discourage young people from anti-social behaviour.
The teams carried out high visibility patrols and engaged with people, offering those who would benefit the opportunity to talk to a Youth Engagement Officer from Aquarius, an early intervention programme for young people in the county on drug and alcohol use.
Over the course of the week, two arrests were made for failure to disperse from an area covered by a Dispersal Order, as well as one instruction to leave; and one stop search. The presence of the Police was also key in preventing an incident.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Bob Eyles, said:
“The safety of residents is one of Corby Borough Council’s main priorities and I’m pleased that the patrols over the half term break were a helpful exercise in getting young people off the streets. Anti-social behaviour is something we take very seriously and we will continue to work with the police in order to minimise the issue as best we can.”