Partnership working is a great success

Police Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council have teamed up to tackle anti-social behaviour
Police Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council have teamed up to tackle anti-social behaviour

Officers from North Lanarkshire Council’s anti-social service and Police Scotland have hailed their partnership working a success.

The local team gave a presentation to representatives from the Scottish government, other local authorities and organisations at a recent meeting, highlighting the improvements being made across communities thanks to the successful joint working.

Among the areas covered were details of the partnership’s out of hours response team, a mediation service and the various ways they’ve worked to raise awareness of anti-social behaviour.

Elaine McHugh, head of housing services with NLC, said: “Since our presentation we’ve received enquiries from other councils and partners interested in re-modelling their service to match ours.

“The changes we made to our service are having a real impact in reducing antisocial behaviour across our community, and the more proactive element means we can take tough action as and when anti-social behaviour is taking place.”

Inspector Alistair Anderson of Motherwell and Wishaw Community Policing Team added: “We have long since recognised the importance of strong partnership working, and this initiative is a great example of how working together has had a positive impact on the local community.”