Developing Locally-Led Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour
20 May, 2003

Church House Conference Centre, London SW1, Tuesday 10th June 2003 with Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State, Home Office

At the root of the Government’s priorities for tackling anti-social behaviour is the commitment to provide local authorities, police services and above all, local communities with the power and tools to effectively deal with anti-social behaviour.

Hosted by the New Local Government Network, and with a keynote address from Beverley Hughes MP – the Home Office minister with responsibility for citizenship and community cohesion – this one day conference will examine how the statutory authorities can work effectively with local communities and other agencies to deliver progressive and sustainable reductions in anti-social behaviour.

In light of the publication of the Government’s Anti-Social Behaviour Bill, the conference will examine many of the key issues raised including best practice in prevention, the tackling of environmental crime, and approaches to enforcement.

Conference plenary sessions will include:

  • Understanding anti-social behaviour – communities, causes and cures
  • The role of local leadership in tackling anti-social behaviour – listening to the community
  • National priorities to local delivery – the role of new localism
  • Police and local government – working together to set local priorities

  • The role of Local Strategic Partnerships in tackling anti-social behaviour

These will be followed by a series of parallel ‘best practice’ seminars on:

  • Legal responses to anti-social behaviour
  • Housing and tenancy issues
  • The role of community support officers
  • Managing anti-social behaviour in town centres

Other speakers include:
Louise Casey, Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, Home Office; Jon Bright, Head of Implementation, Neighbourhood Renewal Unit, ODPM; Sergeant Paul Dunn, Anti-Social Behaviour Advisor, Metropolitan Police; Cllr Susan Wise, LB Lewisham; Lord Warner of Brockley, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Sergeant Guy Beattie, Crime and Disorder Reduction Team, Centrex; Liz Meek, Government Office for London and Dan Corry, NLGN.

A full agenda for ‘Developing Locally-Led Response to Anti-Social Behaviour’ can be found at

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Notes: The New Local Government Network is an independent think-tank, seeking to transform public services, revitalise local political leadership and empower local communities.