West Mercia Police officers are working hard to tackle anti-social behaviour in a Herefordshire market town.

In a post on Neighbourhood Matters, officers in the Bromyard area said:

“We¬†are working hard to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Bromyard.

“Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment. This could be an action by someone else that leaves you feeling alarmed, harassed or distressed. It also includes fear of crime or concern for public safety, public disorder or public nuisance.

“Examples of anti-social behaviour include: Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate¬†neighbours, Vandalism, graffiti and¬†fly-posting, Street¬†drinking, Environmental damage including littering, dumping¬†of rubbish and abandonment of¬†cars, Prostitution related¬†activity, Begging and vagrancy, Fireworks, misuse, Inconsiderate or inappropriate use of¬†vehicles.

“If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, you should contact your local council or report this to us online. In an emergency, if you or your property are at risk or a crime is in progress call 999.

“The police, local authorities and other community safety partner agencies, such as Fire & Rescue and social housing landlords, all have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from it.

“If you have information ASB please let us know using the online ‚ÄėTell Us About‚Äô form on our website www.westmercia.police.uk,¬†

“If you aren‚Äôt comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website:¬†www.crimestoppers-uk.org

“Thank you for your help. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime.”