People with experience of standing up to anti-social behaviour on their street shared their views on how to deal with the problem at a special roundtable meeting with James Brokenshire. Among those who attended the central London meeting were Maureen Tennison, Asher Nardone and Norman Rochester who have all made a stand against trouble in their neighbourhood.
The Minister for Crime Prevention was keen to hear their views on a public consultation launched earlier this year called 'More effective responses to anti-social behaviour'. The document includes proposals for a community trigger that would give residents the power to compel local agencies to take actions against persistent troublemakers.
"For too long anti-social behaviour has wreaked havoc in our communities and ruined decent people's lives. That is why we launched a consultation to help reform our approach to tackling this stubborn problem" James said.
"I want hear views from as many people as possible, however, those who have directly experienced the suffering caused by persistent anti-social behaviour have a special contribution to make to the debate and I am pleased to have heard their views first-hand."