Tackling Homelessness continued: Begging and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB). The new BCP Conservative Administration has agreed to invest £240,000 on six additional Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) officers

Sadly, as lockdown eases, we are starting to see an increase in begging and ASB in Bournemouth…

Robust enforcement is required alongside support services to engagement and to move away from the need to beg. The Conservative Group have been pushing for investment in uniformed community safety officers to help tackle ASB in Bournemouth: making our town safer and bring back a sense of pride to the area. So, we are delighted to report that the new BCP Council Administration has agreed to invest £240,000 on six additional Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) officers with delegated powers from the Chief Constable of Dorset Police to deal with street-based anti-social behaviour such as begging, street drinking and drug-related littering. This summer these officers will work alongside the community policing team and the Business Improvement District (BID) Town Rangers as part of a wider Town Team approach. This work will be under the direction of one multi-agency command control centre with the specific mission to make the Town Centre safer.

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