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Plans to tackle antisocial behaviour
COUNCILLORS, police and residents have vowed to work together in Amesbury to combat late night antisocial behaviour and crime in the town centre.
A meeting of the Amesbury Community Area Plan was called by cllr John Noeken on August 22 to discuss possible solutions.
Representatives from the area board, town council, chamber of trade, Wiltshire Police, licensed trade, local residents and Wiltshire Council came together to discuss the “urgent need to reduce the disproportionate use of police resources”.
The groups have agreed to work together to improve the situation late on Friday and Saturday nights.
This includes town councillors visiting the streets at problem times with police to see the problems at first hand and the chamber of trade providing administrative support to help support the Pubwatch initiative.
Licensed traders will be considering the introduction of staggered end times at late night venues for a six-month trial period and door staff could be asked to take a more proactive role in asking people to leave clubs quietly.
Taxi wardens funded by the clubs are also being considered, and police will be more proactive in issuing fines for antisocial behaviour.
A meeting is to be set up later this month or early next month to discuss the actions and proposed solutions.
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