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Funding to tackle bad behaviour
Young people on a night out
The town is one of seven council regions named as 'Respect' areas
The government's Respect coordinator has said 200,000 will be given to Doncaster Council to continue its work in tackling anti-social behaviour.

Louise Casey announced the funding during a visit to the town, in which she praised initiatives which include a nightly incident response team.

In January, Doncaster became one of seven regions nominated as so-called Respect areas.

Ms Casey visited trouble "hot spot" areas during her visit on Wednesday.

Parenting expert

The neighbourhood response team, which is the first of its kind in the country, was set up in April 2006 and responds to incidents of anti-social behaviour between 1900 BST and 0600 BST.

The team deals with inquiries ranging from complaints about noise to abandoned vehicles.

Chairman of the Safer Doncaster Partnership, Martin Winter, said: "Since being awarded Respect status we have continued our commitment to improve the quality of life of local residents and we will be launching many new projects over the coming months."

Ms Casey said the town had already made "excellent progress".

She said: "The new funding includes money to fund parenting programmes and to find a designated parenting expert to ensure we get to problems in the home before they spill out into the community."




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