Using cannabis - which is illegal - would be a breach of our policies on anti-social
behaviour especially when it affects other residents.
Police were informed over the weekend that two individuals involved in causing anti-social
behaviour have moved away from the Loftus area and anti-social
behaviour has significantly reduced.
Morpeth neighbourhood sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: "It's encouraging to note a reduction in youth antisocial behaviour which sends a clear message that we will not tolerate anti-social
behaviour and will deal with anyone found to be causing a nuisance in the area robustly.
Anyone with information about anti-social
behaviour in their area, is urged to contact their local police by dialling 101.
By running the operations together, with partners in North Tyneside Council, it strengthens our message that anti-social
behaviour will not be tolerated.
Given the varying nature of anti-social
behaviour, a number of organisations are involved in addressing it.
It is important that everyone considers the consequences of their behaviour, and Knows when what they consider to be fun crosses the line into being anti-social
Three types of anti-social
behaviour were experienced or witnessed by less than 1% of respondents - begging, dangerous dogs and people having sex in public.
It is also about understanding why people get involved in anti-social
behaviour and trying to divert them away from criminality.
Councillor David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, said: "The progress achieved by the SCCSP to date has been impressive, with significant reductions across the board in terms of crime, anti-social
behaviour, road accidents and deliberate fires.
I am determined that people who are victims of anti-social
behaviour should not suffer in silence and are given all the help and support they need to pursue their case to a satisfactory conclusion.
The initiative can be implemented where anti-social
behaviour has occurred that is so serious that legal action has been taken by the anti-social
The Mental Health and Well-Being of Ontario Students Report, which was conducted in the spring 2003 as part of the Ontario Student Drug Use Survey, found that one in ten youth in grades 7 to 12 experienced multiple--three or more--mental health issues, including symptoms of depression and anxiety, problem drinking, other drug use and anti-social
behaviours, such as vandalism and violence.
In this context, it is increasingly held that some of the more disadvantaged neighbourhoods are also blighted by anti-social
behaviour which, the First Minister has asserted, "cannot be tolerated any longer'.
A major element of making communities feel safer is reducing anti-social
behaviour,' said Deputy Chief Constable Chris Sims.