Community Initiatives Fund to tackle Anti Social Behaviour.

With Government cuts to the Police service and the Milton Keynes Community Safety Partnership Labour is concerned that Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) will go un-challenged. 


Labour are proposing that Milton Keynes Council puts money into a ‘Community Initiatives Fund’


The proposal is one of a series of fully costed ‘Budget Improvement’  proposals that will improve the lives of thousands of people.


Labour Opposition Leader Cllr Norman Miles said “We are concerned that with cuts to policing and to community safety budgets that ASB will not be tackled. We are proposing that the Council sets up a £100,000 fund to tackle the problem.


The proposal is to be debated at the Council budget setting meeting on the 21 February. The proposal establishes a fund that parish councils can apply to and secure match funding to develop initiatives in their communities.


Cllr Miles added, “We want to tackle ASB in partnership with parish councils. The fund would help finance local initiatives to tackle ASB. These could be improved lighting or fencing, youth work, security locks, small scale CCTV schemes or help toward community safety officers.  We want local solutions to the problem of ASB.”


Discussions on the funding package have been held with the Council treasurer. Labour is proposing to try and agree the funding with the Tory Council because the issue is so important.


Cllr Miles concluded, “We cannot allow ASB to flourish as a result of Tory cuts. Hopefully next Tuesday all parties will sign up to our proposal to tackle ASB.”