Antisocial award?

NORTH Somerset Council and Avon and Somerset Police Authority have been recognised for their work in preventing and tackling antisocial behaviour. The pair have been shortlisted for national 'beacon status' by the Government's Department for Communities a

NORTH Somerset Council and Avon and Somerset Police Authority have been recognised for their work in preventing and tackling antisocial behaviour.The pair have been shortlisted for national 'beacon status' by the Government's Department for Communities and Local Government.North Somerset was one of 50 councils which applied for beacon status in the preventing and tackling antisocial behaviour category.Only six councils were shortlisted to go forward to the next stage.In its application the council and police authority highlighted a number of key achievements including being the first authority to issue an antisocial behaviour order and involving the community through Local Action Teams.The council will receive a formal visit by an assessment team in November or December and representatives from the council and police authority will travel to London early next year to give a presentation on the work undertaken in North Somerset.The final announcement about beacon status will be made in March 2007.


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