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Anti-social behaviour proposals
A two-year strategy to help cut anti-social behaviour in Northampton is set to be backed by councillors.

The plan is due to go before the borough council's cabinet committee and aims to find ways to make local people feel safer on the streets.

The strategy includes identifying anti-social behaviour "hot-spots" and how help can be offered.

There should also be support for victims and witnesses of this type of behaviour, the report says.

'Improve quality of life'

A council anti-social behaviour unit will monitor how successful the strategy has been.

The unit will also look at using a wide range of powers, including anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs), to help stem the problem.

Representatives from the police, county youth service, borough council housing, community safety and environmental health officers all had a say in the priorities set out in the strategy.

Councillor David Palethorpe, cabinet member responsible for community safety, said: "By working with the police and county youth service as well as the community as a whole we intend to reduce the number of anti-social incidents to improve the quality of life for the people of Northampton."

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