Antisocial person removed
THE Safer Bodmin project said it is helping to reduce antisocial behaviour problems in the town with swift and direct action.
The multi-agency body has pointed to problems in the Pool Street area where a troublemaker has now been removed within a few months of him being reported for causing neighbourhood unrest.
David Parker, Cornwall Council's community safety officer for Bodmin, said: "In July, a group of people approached Safer Bodmin with concerns about the levels of antisocial behaviour in one particular area of the town.
"A meeting was held two days later, with a local councillor and full details were taken. The Cornwall Council Antisocial Behaviour team, along with the police and other agencies, conducted investigations, gathered evidence and swiftly took a number of various actions. As a result, the people affected are now able to live without constant pressure, and in their words they are now 'over the moon','' he said.
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Cornwall councillor for Bodmin East Lance Kennedy, was the councillor involved.
He said: "I called the meeting after I was contacted by a resident, and steps to remove this person were swiftly taken. I am delighted that residents can now look forward to a better quality of life.''
Mr Kennedy said the partnership Safer Bodmin continues to address antisocial behaviour in the town.
Mr Parker said: "Should anyone have any issues with antisocial behaviour which cannot be resolved locally, please use the contact form on the Safer Cornwall website and we will try to help.''