WWSET shows support for ASB Awareness Week 2022

Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in High Wycombe safe.

Running from July 18 to 22, ASB Awareness Week 2022 aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it.

Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events all across the UK involving Councils, Police Forces, Housing Associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.

The sports charity, based in High Wycombe, is [include information on any community safety projects you are highlighting or activities you are doing as part of the week] to mark the return of ASB Awareness Week for 2022.

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people (56%) believe that ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle ASB in their community. However, after they witnessed or experienced ASB, a similar proportion of the public (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone.

Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust is urging members of the public not to suffer in silence if they experience ASB. Incidents can be reported to the anti-social behaviour team at the local Council, or to the Police if people feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger.

Commenting, Luke Godfrey, Head of Inclusion & Cohesion said:

“ASB Awareness Week is a great opportunity to highlight the work being done by us and other community organisations to combat the issues caused by anti-social behaviour. Throughout the week Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust will be using our social media platforms, as well as face to face sessions to promote how we as a community can combat ASB and how local agencies, groups and individuals can work together to ensure everybody feels safe”.

Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve added:

“ASB is not low-level crime. It can have a long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

“It is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.

“We are delighted that Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.”

For more information about ASB Awareness Week – visit www.resolveuk.org.uk/asbawarenessweek

For more information contact Luke Godfrey (Head of Inclusion & Cohesion) luke.godfrey@wwfc.com

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