This week Greg met with the Chief Superintendent of Kent Police West Division, Neil Loudon, to discuss the wave of antisocial behaviour that has been hitting Tunbridge Wells, Southborough and Paddock Wood and the Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) review, which Greg triggered earlier this month. The formal letter initiating the Community Trigger is below.
As many will be aware, a small minority of youths have committed a large number of appalling incidents over the last few months including criminal damage, assault, theft and intimidation. These actions are criminal and need an effective response.
It is for this reason that earlier this month Greg, on behalf of residents, triggered action under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2014. This requires the Police, Borough Council and other agencies to come together to review their handling of these incidents, and most importantly, to develop a plan which gets a grip of this wave of disorder.
Since triggering this action, Greg has met the Police and the Borough Council to discuss current measures being taken and what more needs to be done.
Greg will continue to keep constituents up to date over the weeks ahead and strongly encourages residents to report any incidents of anti social behaviour to the Police so that they can be included in this action.