Council supports Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week 2023

Tue 4th July 2023
Council Supports Anti Social Behaviour Awareness Week 2023

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour and help keep people in the county safe.

Running from July 3 to 9, ASB Awareness Week 2023 aims to encourage communities to take a stand against anti-social behaviour (ASB) and highlight the actions that those experiencing it can take.

Organised by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, the week features a series of events across the UK involving councils, police forces, housing associations, charities, community groups and sports clubs.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and its partners will be holding events throughout the week, including Big ASB Conversation meetings, Twilight Football sessions, a bicycle maintenance event and other activities for young people.

A "Talking Headz" session was held at Delta Academy in Goole today (Monday 3 July), giving students and teachers the opportunity to talk to members of the council's anti-social behaviour team and PCSO Samantha Chandler from Humberside Police about any concerns they had. 

The council will also be using this week to highlight the Safe & Sound grant, which provides home security measures to eligible residents to help them feel safer in their homes.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, residents can visit the council’s Preventing Crime web page or call (01482) 393939.

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that almost 1 in 5 people had considered moving home because of the impact anti-social behaviour was having on them; 1 in 10 had moved. Despite this, more than half of those surveyed who were either a victim or witness of ASB did not report it.

Anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour can report it to the council via the anti-social behaviour web page, by emailing or by making an appointment at one of the council’s customer service centres.

Anyone who feels they are at immediate risk or in danger should contact the police.

Councillor Leo Hammond, portfolio holder for Planning, Communities and Public Protection, said: “We as a council are committed to working with local communities and our partners to tackle anti-social behaviour across our county, whether that is through support for victims, preventative activity, or enforcement against those responsible.

“It is important that we let residents know what we are doing, as well as listen to their concerns, and we will be using ASB Awareness Week as an opportunity to do this.

“I would also like to use this week to thank the volunteers who work hard in our Neighbourhood Watch groups to tackle this issue and make our communities safer”.

The week’s schedule is as follows. Follow the council on Twitter and Facebook for updates:

Monday 3 July

12pm-1.30pm: “Talking Headz” ASB pupil surgery at Delta Academy, Goole.

4.30pm-5.30pm: “The Bike Thing” cycle maintenance event - Market Weighton (behind Town Hall office): 

Tuesday 4 July

7.30pm-9pm – Twilight Football – Goole Leisure Centre.

4pm-8pm – Young People Count, youth club for all young people aged 11-18. YPC, Railway Street, Pocklington. 

Wednesday 5 July

Big ASB Conversation meetings:

10am: Star Hill Road, Driffield 

9am: Tennyson Avenue, Bridlington

12noon: Cranbeck Close, Bridlington

3pm: South Sea Road, Flamborough

4pm-8pm: Young People Count youth club (11-18 years), YPC, Railway Street, Pocklington.

Thursday 6 July

5pm-6.30pm: Street Surgery 2nd Avenue / 4th Avenue, Goole.

5pm-6.30pm: Youth Fun Activity – Mud Hills Play Area, Beverley.

4pm-8pm: Young People Count youth club (11-18 years), YPC, Railway Street, Pocklington.

Friday 7 July

7.30pm-9pm: Twilight Football – 3G pitch, East Riding Leisure Beverley

7pm-8pm: Twilight Football – 3G pitch, East Riding Leisure Driffield

6pm-9pm: Market Weighton Youth Club (10-18 years), The Acorns, 76 Market Place, Market Weighton.

Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve added: “ASB is not low-level. It can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

“It is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.  

“We are delighted that East Riding of Yorkshire Council is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.”

For more information about ASB Awareness Week, visit

Just Beverley