At this time of year, we
sometimes see an increase in anti-social behaviour in
St.Helens' parks and open spaces.
Although our parks are patrolled
on a regular basis, you may see things that we don't see
-which is why we're asking visitors to St.Helens parks to help with
our summer campaign to tackle anti-social & nuisance
Park visitors are in a unique position
to both enjoy our public spaces & facilities, but also to help
prevent crime & keep our parks safe spaces.
see local agencies working together in response to community
reports of dangerous issues such as off-road vehicle nuisance,
nuisance grassland fires and underage drinking in parks and open
spaces - as well as nuisance environmental ASB - such as
litter, graffiti and dog fouling.
Your eyes & ears are a valuable
crime prevention tool - already having contributed towards a 29%
reduction in ASB reported to the Police as part of our spring
campaign push this year. We want to build on this success in our
Here you will find information to
help with the reporting of anti-social behaviour - who you
can get help from & what you can do to stay safe.
By reporting environmental ASB such as
vandalism to park equipment, littering, uncontrolled dogs & dog
fouling to St.Helens Council - it allows the emergency
services to prioritize & respond to serious incidents of
criminal ASB in parks, such as threatening or offensive behaviour,
drug dealing & drinking, nusiance fires & the illegal
off-road vehicles use such as scramblers.
Your photographs can help too!
We have also joined forces with
the St.Helens Community Archive, part of the popular 150 programme,
in order to promote public awareness & support for safety in
parks - by asking park visitors to share positive
photographs of park life & scenery.
As well as contributing to the archive
- your pictures will be used as part
of our #Ready2Report social media campaign with the
message; don't let them ruin this picture (like
the one of Dream above)- to help spread the message that
anti-social behaviour, vandalism & environmental nuisance will
not be tolerated in our parks.
We want the small minority of people
who try to ruin other's enjoyment of parks to know that our
communities are #Ready2Report nuisance behaviour when they see
So please upload your photographs to
Community Archive - simply register for an account and
share your image - and you could see it on our social media
channels very soon.
Alternatively you can send them
to [email protected]