Tackling antisocial behaviour in Bilton.

Bilton councillors Matt Scott and Paul Haslam are taking action to tackle antisocial behaviour in Bilton.

Cllrs Scott and Haslam have been working with Harrogate Borough Council’s community safety team and local police officers on a joint approach to boost crime reporting and to reassure residents.

Cllr Scott commented: “I am grateful for the help from council officers, the police and fellow Bilton councillor Paul Haslam on developing a three-pronged approach to tackling this issue. We are currently circulating a letter (available here) to residents informing them of how to report different types of crime that they might come across. On top of this we will be holding a residents meeting in September with the police and the council to discuss this issue. Thirdly I have worked closely with Cllr Haslam and Cllr Tim Myatt, who represents the neighbouring High Harrogate ward on the council, on securing a CCTV camera at the Iron Bridge as well. Work is progressing on this.”

The residents meeting is likely to take place on either 15 or 16 September. If you would like to attend then please contact Cllr Scott on matt.scott@harrogate.gov.uk for details when arrangements are in place.