This new team comprises of staff from Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, such as Borough Community Officers, Environmental Health Officers, Civil Enforcement Officers and Planning Enforcement Officers, who will work collaboratively with Police officers from Reigate & Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team to deal more effectively with anti-social behaviour.
By bringing together and using the powers and skills of these different enforcement groups jointly, more can be done to tackle the issues that concern residents.
Kevin Hurley, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, said:
“Time and time again the public have told me that they want more done about the anti-social behaviour that blights their lives and the communities that they live in.
“I am delighted to be working in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Surrey Police to launch this pilot which will help put the authorities on the front foot against anti-social behaviour in the borough.
“By enforcing the law quickly and visibly against anti-social behaviour wherever we encounter it, we send out a clear message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in Reigate & Banstead.
I encourage the public to get in touch with the Joint Enforcement Team if you see anti-social behaviour – they are here to help you and make your borough a better, safer place to live and work.”
For more information about the Reigate & Banstead Joint Enforcement Team, please visit their website.