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ASBO helps Lincolnshire teenager

Roxanne with her daughter, Mel Sinnott and Yvonne Ancliffe both SKDC anti social behavior co-ordinators
Roxanne with her daughter, Mel Sinnott and Yvonne Ancliffe both SKDC anti social behavior co-ordinators

Being issued with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order last February proved to be a turning point for Lincolnshire teenager Roxanne Taylor.

Having received the two year order, Roxanne's behaviour improved dramatically and the pattern of bad behaviour stopped.

Because of this dramatic change, Yvonne Ancliffe, South Kesteven District Council's anti social behaviour co-ordinator and Roxanne returned to Grantham Magistrates Court and applied for a variation on her ASBO to enable her to now enter the town centre alone.

The Magistrates looked at Roxanne's improvement and fully agreed that this condition should be removed.

Yvonne Ancliffe said: "Roxanne has actively been working with ourselves, the youth offending team and other agencies to stop her committing further offences. This has made a huge difference to her behaviour and her life. The strict boundaries of the ASBO allowed Roxanne to start a new chapter in her life."

Roxanne added "Receiving an ASBO was the turning point for me. I'm now getting my life back on track and I want to use my experience to work with SKDC's antisocial behaviour team to stop other young people getting into trouble. I have a lovely daughter and I want to work towards making a better future for her."

Councillor Ray Auger, South Kesteven District Council's portfolio holder, access and engagement said: "SKDC's community safety team and Lincolnshire Police work together to closely monitor orders, which in turn stops the pattern of offending."


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