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NORTHAMPTON TOWN COMMUNITY TRUST SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ASB AWARENESS WEEK

Club supporting local campaign

11 July 2023

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NORTHAMPTON TOWN COMMUNITY TRUST SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ASB AWARENESS WEEK

Club supporting local campaign

11 July 2023

The Northampton Town Community Trust has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in Northamptonshire safe.

Running from July 3 to 9, ASB Awareness Week 2023's aim was 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 featured a series of events all across the UK involving Councils, Police Forces, Housing Associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.

The charity, based in Northampton, ran free football sessions alongside educating the participants on crime awareness to mark the return of ASB Awareness Week for 2023.

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that almost 1 in 5 people have had to consider moving home because of the impact ASB was having on them; 1 in 10 have actually moved. Despite this, over half of those surveyed who were either a victim or witness of ASB did not report the ASB.

The Northampton Town Community Trust are 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.

In collaboration with ‘Growing Together’, Inclusion Officer, Hina Shafi held a Premier League Kicks taster session in Blackthorn with the aim to inspire children and young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing; working together to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities. Additionally, there was free food available, as well as the chance to interact with animals!

Commenting, Hina Shafi, Inclusion Officer said:
“Football and crime awareness education go hand in hand. While education enables young people to make better decisions and positively impact their communities, football offers young people a constructive diversionary activity.”

Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve added:
“ASB is not low-level. It can have a devastating and 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 The Northampton Town FC Community Trust are 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 resolveuk.org.uk


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