MP for South Leicestershire, Alberto Costa, has organised a meeting with representatives from Blaby District Council and Leicestershire Police to discuss concerns about Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) taking place in Blaby village.
Over the past two weekends, Leicestershire Police have attended Northfield Park and Bouskell Park in the village to respond to reports of large gatherings of youths and Anti-Social Behaviour. As a result, Leicestershire Police have issued Section 35 Dispersal Orders on successive weekends to deal with the disturbances reported.
The MP heard from senior representatives at Blaby District Council and Leicestershire Police to discuss their plans to address local concerns regarding the recent incidents of ASB.
Alberto said, “Quite a number of constituents have contacted my office in recent weeks deeply concerned by the large gatherings of youths taking place at a number of parks in Blaby village, and their actions both in terms of Anti-Social Behaviour and possible breaches of Coronavirus legislation. As ever, Leicestershire Police have been doing brilliant work in responding to these calls, and I was pleased to organise this meeting to discuss a longer-term strategy to address local concerns.”
Alberto added, “I am reassured by the plans the police and the excellent Blaby District Council have in place to deal with this matter; the District Council will be carrying out further positive engagement work with the young people concerned, and Leicestershire Police will also be increasing their high-visibility patrols in the village’s parks, so I do hope we will see a decline in the ASB we have seen over the last few weekends”.