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Robert Clarke Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels - Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour TOGETHER Sept 2010 14:00:38 GMT All our tenants
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Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels - Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour TOGETHER
You may already be aware that the Housing Department at Freebridge work very closely with Norfolk Constabulary, the Local Authority and many other agencies in tackling Anti-Social Behaviour. However, do you know about the recent changes to the ways in which we are involving local residents in directly identifying priority issues for us to tackle? ‘Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels’ or ‘SNAP’ meetings have now been established across all of the nine Safer Neighbourhood Team areas, and our Housing Team will have a regular presence at six of these panel meetings. SNAP meetings are held approximately every six weeks in the evenings, (usually from 7-9pm), and take the format of a panel comprising of the Police, Borough Council, Freebridge and other partner representatives, responding to concerns raised by any member of the public wishing to attend. The panel then makes a decision on which three or four priority concerns to tackle, and one of the organisations is chosen to format an action plan to tackle with each separate issue. The progress made on each issue is then fed back to members of the public at the following SNAP meeting, making sure that the whole process is very open and transparent and that local residents have a real opportunity to influence the priorities of all agencies concerned, in order to tackle issues that are directly affecting their quality of life. This doesn’t change the normal methods of reporting anti-social behaviour to Freebridge, however it allows residents another opportunity to speak to all agencies involved in tackling issues in their community. For further information regarding the SNAP meetings in your area, so that you can attend to voice any concerns you may have about anti-social behaviour that may be effecting you personally, please see Norfolk Constabulary’s website: http://www.norfolk.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods.aspx and look out for announcements in the Local Papers, as well as posters in prominent spots, parish notice boards etc in your area. You can also contact your Housing Officer at Freebridge who will be happy to provide more information.
Robert Clarke Assistant Director of Housing Tel: 01553 667710
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