Addressing anti-social behavior discussed at community event in Burntwood

The issue of antisocial behavior was discussed at an event in Burntwood.

Representatives from Lichfield District Council, Staffordshire Police and local agencies met with community members for a workshop.

The session, held at the Erasmus Darwin Academy, discussed the reasons for anti-social behavior in Burntwood and ways to reduce it by identifying opportunities to provide more activities for young people.

More than 40 people participated in the session.

Yvonne James, senior community safety officer at Lichfield District Council, said:

“The event was a fantastic opportunity for the community and services to come together and openly discuss concerns about anti-social behavior in Burntwood.

“The victims were able to make their voices heard, they spoke to the relevant services in the area and overall the community came together to solve a problem together.

“Rest assured that we will now review all information and suggestions from the event and work to put measures in place to reduce levels of antisocial behavior.”

Yvonne James, Lichfield District Council

Cllr Richard Cox, Lichfield District Council Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, said:

“It was great to see so many community groups and members of the public come together to participate and share their thoughts on the issue of anti-social behavior in Burntwood.

“Working in partnership with the police and the community to address the current anti-social behavior can only be a positive step and I look forward to seeing the results of the session in due course.”

Councilor Richard Cox

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