Anti-social behaviour strategy

Commitment Four

Reduce high impact drug and alcohol misuse and associated crime and ASB by providing a targeted response.

  • Embed the Public Spaces Protection Order implemented in Hatfield Town Centre to tackle the impact that street drinking and drug taking has on visitors, residents and traders.
  • Establish a multi-agency framework to focus on a supportive and outreach approach to engage with and improve outcomes for high impact abusers of drugs and alcohol.
  • Make use of our powers to enforce Closure Orders on premises that are being used to deal drugs and where neighbours are experiencing the effects of associated crime and ASB.
  • Develop a protocol for dealing will 'County Lines' (1) and cuckooing (2) as well as working with the Community Partnership Team to develop an action plan to prevent and educate on these issues.

1 Where criminal gangs set up a drug dealing operation in a place outside their usual operating area. Gangs will move their drug dealing from big cities, like London, to smaller towns in order to make more money.

2 When professional criminals target the homes of adults with care and support needs so that the property can be used for drug-dealing.