STAMP IT OUT CAMPAIGN: Let's crackdown on anti-social behaviour

This week the Derbyshire Times launches our Stamp It Out campaign '“ in a bid to help crackdown on the yobs, louts and nuisance behaviour which can make our lives a misery.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 11:27 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 4:00 pm
Many people are concerned about anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield.
Many people are concerned about anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield.

It aims to:

• Raise awareness of the corrosive effects of anti-social behaviour in our communities

• Explore the causes and highlight what is being done to tackle the problem

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Our Stamp It Out campaign logo.

• Urge people not to engage in the crime

• Call on residents to play their part by reporting it

Over the last year, we have repeatedly reported on residents’ concerns about loutish conduct in a number of locations in Chesterfield, including outside the Crooked Spire, the area around the town hall and along New Beetwell Street.

And a recent Derbyshire Times’ online poll revealed 70 per cent of respondents said they felt unsafe in Chesterfield town centre.

Our Stamp It Out campaign logo.

Phil Bramley, editor of the Derbyshire Times, said: “We live in a fantastic place which has relatively low levels of crime – but the selfish, moronic, actions of a very few people can easily ruin that.

“Everyone can play their part in battling this problem – and I’d urge everyone to join us helping to stamp out anti-social behaviour.”

Sergeant Dave Nicholls, the man in charge of the team which polices Chesterfield town centre, told the Derbyshire Times earlier this year: “In my view, anti-social behaviour is not out of control in the town centre.”

• You can report anti-social behaviour to Derbyshire police by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.