Brent tackles ASB

Neighbourhood Managers in Brent have been working hard to combat anti social behaviour (ASB) in the Church End area. This was following complaints from local residents and businesses about groups hanging around drinking, dealing drugs and fighting with weapons.

Their hard work has paid off as Brent Police and Brent Council have now introduced a ‘Dispersal Zone’ to this area. It will last for six months and means that police can instruct any groups causing ASB to leave for at least 24 hours. If they return and continue to cause ASB, they can be arrested and jailed for up to three months or receive a fine of up to £2,500.

Catalyst Housing Group has a clear policy in place for dealing with anti-social behaviour in all its forms. Every complaint is listened to and neighbourhood management teams assist residents with any problems they experience. Full information, including how to report any concerns, is available on the website.