17 March, 2015

Commissioner helping Harrogate residents fight anti-social behavior

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has been helping residents and local businesses of Bower Street, Harrogate, after concerns were raised about increasing anti-social behavior.

The anti-social behavior stems mainly from local street drinkers who use the area to congregate and shelter.  Julia Mulligan took a proactive response to this issue and organised a multi-agency meeting to discuss the problems.  The Commissioner brought together the residents, business owners, members of the local Safer Neighborhood Policing Team and others. This gave the residents an opportunity to raise their concerns and for the meeting members to discuss progress and ensure the right plans were put in place.

Nick at Pigletts Coffee House, 4 Bower Street, who brought the issue to the Commissioner’s attention said, “Thanks to the help and much hard work from the Commissioner and her office, along with other local people, business owners and residents in and around Bower Street can now enjoy a much improved and safer environment in which to live and work.”

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said, “Anti-social behaviour can blight lives and businesses, and it was right that we dealt with this issue as quickly as we could.  I am glad Nick has seen a positive difference already, and my office will continue to work with local people, local police and others to make sure Bower Street continues to thrive.”

In the photograph, Left to right: Nick Allan, Will Goldy, Laura Hutchinson, Julia Mulligan