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Anti-social unit fields 200 cases
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Four individuals have been warned they could face Asbos
Dover Council's new anti-social behaviour unit dealt with more than 200 incidents in its first three months.

The unit was set up in October 2004, and by New Year's Eve had received over 200 calls, e-mails and letters and resolved 110 cases, the council said.

Issues raised included vandalism, nuisance neighbours and noise.

"This success demonstrates how the council is working to make a real difference to the quality of life for people," said Councillor Julie Rook.

Behaviour contracts

The unit includes a police officer seconded from Kent Police.

In 104 of the cases, mediation led to informal resolution of the complaints while all parties were warned that further action would be taken if necessary.

Four acceptable behaviour contracts have been drawn up with individuals who have been told they could face anti-social behaviour orders if the situation does not improve.

Two cases have been referred to formal mediation.

"We are delighted with the results from the first three months," said Mrs Rook.

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