A Local Government Association spokesperson responds to a report on anti-social behaviour by the Victims’ Commissioner.
“Councils know people look to them to tackle the anti-social behaviour which can make a law-abiding resident’s life hell or blight an entire neighbourhood.
“It’s a role they take extremely seriously but one which is being made increasingly challenging as a result of losing 60p out of every £1 they had from government to spend on services in the past decade.
“Councils and partner agencies take residents’ complaints seriously and communicate with each other to ensure that where action is required this happens quickly and effectively. The LGA will be working with councils to consider the findings of this report carefully.”