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Bradford Council and its partners are cracking down on anti-social behaviour this week, as they look to reduce low level crime and nuisance.

During ‘Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Together Week’, the Council, West Yorkshire Police and Bradford’s social housing landlord Incommunities will be working together with local people to address issues which can harm residents’ quality of life.

From the 18th-24th March, the Council will be coordinating joint operations with the Police and Incommunities to address graffiti and vandalism, dog fouling, parking around schools, littering and fly-tipping.

Reckless off-road vehicles, cold calling, drug dealing and curb crawling will also receive special attention this week.

Councillor Imran Hussain, Deputy Leader of Bradford Council, said: “Anti-social behaviour shows contempt for the right of people to live in a safe, clean environment and the public have made it clear that tackling it is a priority. That’s why, despite reduced resources, the Council has continued to invest in financial support for local policing and for its own teams of wardens.

“We maximise the impact of those resources when working together with the Police, with Incommunities and with local people and a coordinated crackdown will deliver a very clear message that these issues are taken seriously, that our neighbourhoods should be treated with respect and that perpetrators will be brought to book.”

Superintendent Vince Firth, from Bradford District Community Safety Partnership, said: “We treat every occurrence of anti-social behaviour in our communities extremely seriously and we continue to look for innovative ways to tackle it.

“Everyone deserves to have a quality of life in the area they live and we will be maintaining high visibility patrols throughout our neighbourhoods.

“Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour Together Week simply highlights the efforts of police and partners every single day of the year. It is important that we continue to empower people with the confidence and ability to report this type of crime and in the knowledge that something will be done to quickly resolve it.”

Karen Lee, Director of Incommunities, Neighbourhood Services, said: “We are committed to working with residents, Bradford Council and our partners to continue to tackle anti-social behaviour and uphold the rights of all our customers to live in safe and peaceful neighbourhoods.

“We would urge any Incommunities residents who feel threatened or concerned about anti-social behaviour where they live to contact our 24-hour confidential reporting line (Tel 01274 254274).”