It’s all our fault then?
The Times reports that the Government has called on councils to deal with antisocial behaviour and increase street safety
Councils will lose funding from Whitehall if they fail to tackle yobs and thugs under plans to be approved by a Cabinet committee today.
Under the Respect Agenda, the Government has called on councils to get tough by supporting or challenging antisocial households, tackling truancy and providing activities for younger people.
From April, a council’s record in tackling antisocial behaviour will be taken into account when Whitehall fixes its revenue support grant: there will be penalties for those that fail.
Ed: How are we going to tackle a problem that is increasingly the norm in parts of Thanet? More police might be a start and banning the sale of alcohol to children with strict penalties for those who breach it. Becks beer is popular with twelve year olds from what I could see on my cycle ride along the sea front yesterday evening.