‘Significant’ rise in anti-social behaviour in Blaby district parks – including grass set on fire, glass shards scattered, and litter being dropped

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 14 August 2022

A ‘SIGNIFICANT’ increase of anti-social behaviour has been noticed in parks and open spaces across the Blaby district.

Pictured: Some of the graffiti which has been sprayed on features across parks and green spaces across the Blaby district. (Image: Blaby District Council)

Youths have been inside parks in Blaby, Enderby, Narborough, and Littlethorpe, where they have been littering, leaving broken unsafe glass shards, setting fire to grass and play area apparatus, and even spraying equipment in graffiti.

These acts of anti-social behaviour have not gone unnoticed – in fact, they have been reported to the District Council by parents and dog walkers who frequent the parks.

In a statement, a Blaby District Council (BDC) spokesperson explained: “Parents and dog walkers are really concerned about the risk of harm to young children and animals, meaning they feel unable to use our lovely green areas.”

Thankfully, the Council’s Community Safety Team are now working alongside Leicestershire Police officers to help to tackle these anti-social behaviour issues.

And, they have urged parents to speak to their children about issues like this, and make them aware of the consequences that can come of this behaviour.

If you notice any anti-social behaviour taking place, you can report it by calling 101 if it is not an emergency, or 999 if you or someone else are in immediate danger.

If you want to report a crime anonymously, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – they will help to pass the information about the crime to the police.

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