Welcome to the monthly update for the Cornwall Council ASB Team. Below you will find some snippets of the work that the team has done in January to detect and prevent Anti Social Behaviour in Cornwall’s communities.
Cornwall Council’s ASB Team working closely with local police officers, have successfully obtained the following orders at West Cornwall Magistrates Court.
1 ASBO for and individual in Penzance has been granted for 3 years banning a male from being in a state of drunkenness and from being in possession of an open container of alcohol in any public area in Cornwall.
1 ASBO on an individiual banning him from specific areas in Truro, Camborne and Newquay including a multitude of commercial properties, restaurants and public houses. He is also banned from approaching people for the purposes of begging and also banned from using any language or behaviour that would cause distress, annoyance or nuisance in any public place. This order is has one of the largest geographic banning conditions obtained in Cornwall and lasts for 3 years.
ASBOs are Anti Social Behaviour Orders and consist of a series of prohibitions that the subjected individual must NOT do (e.g. Not to enter the town centre of Truro between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00). If the subject of the ASBO does not comply with the order then they can be arrested and a court can apply a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and up to a £5000 fine.
We have also had 9 Drink banning orders issued:
4 in Camborne
2 in Truro
1 in Bodmin
1 in Penzance
1 in Perranporth
A Drink Banning Order or DBO, is a court order specifically aimed at individuals who commit acts of anti social behaviour while under the influence of alcohol. These can only carry prohibitions related to alcohol (e.g. not to be found in possession of an open container of alcohol in any public place within the town known as Redruth). If the subject of a DBO does not comply with the prohibitions on the order they can be subject of a fine up to £2500.
We urge people to report incidents of ASB through our online form on the Safercornwall website, or by calling 0300 1234 232. Should you fear for your safety or the safety of others please call 999 straight away.
For further information on ASB and how to report it to the ASB Team please visit www.safercornwall.co.uk.