A leading county councillor has renewed her pledge to crackdown on yobs, louts and nuisance neighbours across the county.
Lancashire County Councillor Anne Brown, Cabinet Member for Community and Partnerships, joined the High Sheriff of Lancashire Gail Simpson Stanley and community safety officers at Preston's Gujarat Centre to discuss ways to wipe-out anti-social behaviour.
The Lancashire Community Safety Officers' Network brings together representatives from across the county to discuss different methods of tackling crime and disorder.
The group looks into how police, housing associations and local councils can work together to improve Lancashire's communities.
County Councillor Brown said:
"The County Council is strongly committed to ensuring that Lancashire is a place where people feel safe. Anti-social behaviour is not just a nuisance but leads to people feeling insecure and threatened, which is far from acceptable.
"If we're to combat problems in our communities, it's important that groups come together in this way to find solutions."
The event coincided with the completion of Crime Audits - three-year plans by local partnerships to tackle crime and disorder at a local level.
The High-Sheriff also welcomed Lancashire's new Anti-Social Behaviour Prosecutor Sue Crabb - one of only ten in the country, recently announced by Home Secretary David Blunkett.
Sue will brief officers on how the Crown Prosecution Service aims to work with local partners to tackle anti-social behaviour at the heart of local communities.
Notes for Editors
The High Sheriff has chosen to promote a message of community cohesion during her year of office.
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