Love Your Cranbrook campaign launches soon

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 12 June 2017

This photo shows Cranbook's development. Photo: Still Imaging.

This photo shows Cranbook's development. Photo: Still Imaging.

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A campaign – aimed at tackling antisocial behaviour in the town – will be launched by Cranbrook Town Council (CTC) at Cranbrook Day on Sunday, June 25.

‘Love Your Cranbrook’ is the brainchild of Cllr Derek Atkinson, chairman of the Cranbrook Community Partnership.

At CTC’s meeting on Monday, May 22, Cllr Atkinson gave an overview of the campaign, which will highlight antisocial behaviour, such as inconsiderate parking, used chewing gum and litter.

“My idea is to get resident perception of the antisocial behaviour and try to overcome the difficulties by people taking more of an ownership,” said Cllr Atkinson. “So Love Your Cranbrook will get all the residents involved in it.”

The campaign may initially focus on inconsiderate parking. “That’s probably the one thing that irritates more people than anything else,” said Kevin Blakey, CTC’s chairman.

Another problem will be used chewing gum. “The food stuff that is thrown up against the Younghayes Centre is effectively criminal damage,” said Cllr Louisa Joslin. “We need parents to be engaging, and challenging their children’s behaviour.”

More details of the campaign will be in the July edition of the Herald.

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