Community officer sets out plans to cut anti-social behaviour

REDUCING anti-social behaviour in Biggleswade s town centre is one of the priorities of newly appointed neighbourhood police sergeant Ted Bloodworth. He believes a closer link with young people in the town will go a long way towards reducing youth crime a

REDUCING anti-social behaviour in Biggleswade's town centre is one of the priorities of newly appointed neighbourhood police sergeant Ted Bloodworth.

He believes a closer link with young people in the town will go a long way towards reducing youth crime and unruly behaviour on the streets which upsets residents of all ages and often takes up a lot of unnecessary police man-hours.

"I am looking forward to working alongside what is already a very successful and pro-active team here," said Sgt Bloodworth.

"I am also keen to improve our lines of communication with the public and will develop stronger links with the community through pro-active work with local councils, community safety charities, Neighbourhood Watch, housing associations, business partners and other charities.

"I also plan to work alongside youth agencies, schools and to use CCTV to address anti-social behaviour, and provide help and support to parents to explore alternative activities for young people."

Sgt Bloodworth added: "I believe that community issues are best resolved by partnerships working within the community and hope that together we can address the issues that matter

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