Nobody should have to suffer from the effects of anti-social behaviour. It is intimidating to walk down a street that looks neglected because of graffiti or vandalism. Fly-tipping can make an area look uncared for.
Although Surrey is in the lower levels of recorded crime in England, it can be threatening especially at night. Fear of crime can soon become a real problem, greater than the risk of actually becoming a victim of crime.
That is why the Runnymede Community Safety Partnership is taking a stand against anti-social behaviour, to make Runnymede even safer.
We act quickly to tackle incidents of anti-social behaviour. Our street cleansing team remove graffiti from highways and public land. We aim to remove, cover or obscure offensive graffiti within one working day of our team becoming aware of the issue. Abandoned cars will be removed as soon as practicable after checks on ownership have been completed, or immediately if they are in a dangerous condition.
We want you to report any anti-social behaviour in the borough please use our Antisocial behaviour reporting form. It is only by people taking the trouble to report incidents that a true picture of what is happening in the Borough can be established.
If an individual or a location becomes the subject of multiple reports, agencies will work together to try and address the problem. To do this two forums meet regularly; the Community Incident Action Group (CIAG) discusses individuals and the Joint Action Group discusses locations or crime types showing an increase. Information is shared under the agreed Surrey information sharing protocol.
There is a wide range of powers available to address the issues of Anti-social behaviour.
Some are currently in place within Runnymede.
Help and information for victims of crime
Where possible we will protect your information sources, however for certain legal actions, informants do need to be named, and need to give statements. You will always be asked if we can give your name and contact details. There are a number of groups who can offer support, either in initial stages, or throughout court processes.