Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour at Portbury Nature ReserveSafer Stronger North Somerset
Community Response team up with partner agencies following a rise in anti-social behaviour at popular nature reserve.
In August, Community Response received reports of anti-social behaviour at Portbury Nature Reserve. The anti-social behaviour, caused mainly by youths included graffiti, criminal damage and a vast amount of litter left within the birds hides.
Following these reports, Community Response teamed up with the Portishead Police Neighbourhood Team, the Council’s Natural Environment Officer and the Glendale Warden to devise an action plan.
As part of this action plan, signage was renewed and targeted patrols were stepped up in the area. A joint educational project with the local schools is also planned for when COVID-19 allows, to talk to local youths about anti-social behaviour and the impact it has on the community.
Since the action plan has been put in place, the issues at the site have improved greatly. Community Response will continue to maintain their patrols at the nature reserve and will work with the Police and site warden to deter further incidents of anti-social behaviour.
We urge anyone who sees anti-social behaviour, to report it to the police on 101 providing as much information as possible. You can also report anti-social behaviour to us online here: www.saferstrongerns.co.uk/reportasb