Village ward records most anti-social behaviour cases in Barking and Dagenham

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”.