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Advisors tackle bad tenants

PUBLISHED: 15:29 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:17 24 August 2010

by Will Davies Action to tackle anti-social behaviour on estates has been stepped up. Council tenants and leaseholders in Camden are reaping the benefits of five new dedicated anti-social behaviour advisors. The advisors have now been in

by Will Davies

Action to tackle anti-social behaviour on estates has been stepped up.

Council tenants and leaseholders in Camden are reaping the benefits of five new dedicated anti-social behaviour advisors.

The advisors have now been in their new roles for a month, providing a quicker and more consistent response to tenants' crime and anti-social behaviour concerns.

The advisors' role is to provide a more proactive approach to the way the council tackles anti-social behaviour, by ensuring all relevant agencies are working together and sharing intelligence.

Cllr James King, Camden Council's executive member for community safety and housing services, said: "These dedicated staff will be based on the front line within our housing estates.

"They can build strong relations with residents and the police, and use those local contacts to react quickly and effectively to problems as soon as they arise."

An example includes gathering together evidence from all relevant agencies to apply for an Anti-social Behaviour Order (ASBO) against a persistent drug user on an estate.

Kilburn's anti-social behaviour advisor is Mary Keeshan - based in the council's Hampstead district housing office (DHOs).

She will work alongside other staff in the DHOs and with police Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

To contact Mary call 020 7974 6548.

w.davies@archant.co.uk


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