Building Safer & Thriving Communities Conference
Independent survey revealed 45% of Suffolk businesses feel anti-social behaviour is a growing problem
94% of respondents agree they all have a role to play in tackling anti-social behaviour issues
Co-op Secure Response, Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to support businesses affected by anti-social behaviour (ASB), and to give them the tools to be a part of the solution.
The free to attend conference, hosted by ITV News Anglia presenter Jonathan Wills, took place at Wherstead Park in Ipswich on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
A recent independent survey, commissioned by Co-op Secure Response, amongst Suffolk-based businesses found that 45% perceive ASB to be a growing problem in the county.
The conference brought together leading experts to discuss issues of anti-social behaviour affecting local businesses and share practical and cost-effective advice on how to protect property, people and assets.
Speakers included Superintendent Kerry Cutler at Suffolk Constabulary, High Sheriff of Suffolk and CEO of Vestey Foods George Vestey as well as Locality Officer Claire Prosser from Suffolk County Council. Businesses came away with useful tips and advice from Design Out Crime Officer Lucy Mures of Suffolk Constabulary.
Businesses also heard from innovative projects that are working to reduce ASB, with opportunities for local businesses to play an active role in building safe and thriving communities to both work and live.