CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council is marking Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week 2021 with a number of awareness raising activities in the Tyisha area of Llanelli as well as encouraging residents to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour.
The events organised include multi-organisation patrols which will take place with officers from across Carmarthenshire County Council including the Transforming Tyisha team, housing, environmental health and Dyfed-Powys Police.
Litter picks have also been arranged to help maintain the area as well as coffee mornings in Tyisha’s sheltered housing schemes to discuss any issues or fears relating to anti-social behaviour.
Graffiti workshops aimed at Tyisha’s youth projects have also been organised with artist Mr Plob. The workshops will enable young people to develop new skills and explore the benefits that art can bring.
Cllr Linda Evans, Chair of the Transforming Tyisha Steering Group, said: “The activities held in Tyisha during ASB Awareness Week will not only raise awareness of the impact that anti-social behaviour on communities, but also highlight the benefits that creative outlets such as art can have on individuals.
“I would also encourage residents within Tyisha to join one of the area’s new Neighbourhood Watch schemes as this can increase community safety and discourage instances of anti-social behaviour.”
Cllr Philip Hughes, Executive Board Member for Public Protection, said: “Anti-social behaviour can have a tremendous impact on entire communities. We are encouraging residents to report instances of anti-social behaviour to the relevant authorities (- Carmarthenshire County Council or Dyfed-Powys Police – to help us to deal with incidents more quickly.”
Anti-social behaviour is any behaviour that is causing or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons, not of the same household and includes intimidating behaviour, violence, street drinking and vehicle related nuisance. These should all be reported to Dyfed-Powys Police by dialling 101 or 999 in an emergency situation. Reports can also be made online by visiting www.dyfed-powys.police.uk.
Fly-tipping, vandalism, graffiti and noise nuisance should be reported to Carmarthenshire County Council at www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
This forms part of the wider Transforming Tyisha regeneration project which looks to make Tyisha a happier place to live and work.
The Transforming Tyisha project looks to provide updated housing which meets the needs of the community, develop new community facilities, increase feelings of community safety and improve the environment.