Anti-social behaviour in our town is something I’ve received numerous letters from constituents about.
It is clear to me that anti-social behaviour has a significant impact on the town, whether constituents feel safe and comfortable while out and about, and how likely people are to spend time in the town centre. I feel that police need more direct powers to disperse the groups of certain individuals who are making others uncomfortable, making inappropriate comments, and engaging in acts of anti-social behaviour.
In the Westminster Hall debate this week, I made it clear that we should not tolerate anti-social behaviour. I also advocated for fairer police funding for Suffolk, and welcome the review into the funding formula, as well as giving police the powers they need.