June 20 2013 Latest news:
Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Barking and Dagenham housing officers dealt with more antisocial behaviour cases in Village ward than any other, a report reveals.
The officers tackled 197 cases of anti-social behaviour in the ward between April last year and March this year, according to a council report about the role housing and neighbourhood services play in addressing the issue.
In Gascoigne ward there were 151 cases, 137 in Heath, 126 in Abbey, and 108 in Alibon. The ward with the lowest figure was Longbridge, 42.
The report also showed that the most common type of anti-social behaviour in Barking and Dagenham during the 12- month period was noise nuisance, with 412 reports.
The second most common complaint was harassment or intimidation, with 309 cases.
The document, which will be put before the safer and stronger select committee today (Wednesday), said anti-social behaviour is a “key issue of concern for local residents”.
A commuter allegedly filmed hurling racist abuse on the London Underground was in court today.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
Wasteful spending “would not be repeated today” claimed the council after it was revealed to have spent £10,000 on flowers over five years.
In November 1956 Mr Munn, chief public relations officer of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, walked into the office of the Barking Advertiser, where I was a reporter.