Over the past few months many of you have been contacting me about anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhoods and communities, including the use of illegal off-road bikes, groups causing intimidation and noise pollution.
It’s a real frustration to see these problems getting worse again. After several years hard work, we had started to get on top of it, but clearly insufficient youth provision and our policing resources still being stretched, this is having an effect.
That’s why, this summer I will be out in the community speaking to you about your views of safety in your community, what you think the priorities should be and how they should be tackled.
You can have your say by completing my survey. This will only take a few minutes. I will then use the results of the survey and the information you share with me to discuss these issues with South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council’s Safer neighbourhood teams to see what collective action can be taken.
I firmly believe that everyone has a right to feel safe in their own community, but under this Conservative Government, things are getting worse. I have and will continue to prioritise keeping you and your family safe. Labour would also create a new £283million fund, by using the Prime Minister’s vanity yacht project, for those areas, such as Sheffield Heeley that are affected by high levels of anti-social behaviour.
Since 2015, funding for services for young people, including youth clubs and activities, has been cut by 38% across Sheffield. This is having an effect in our communities, meaning that young people have nothing to do and no activities to take part in. I’m also working to address the underlying issues of anti-social behaviour.
Have your say today and help me to make our communities safer for all.