Quicker response times, improved evidence gathering and working directly with communities are amongst proposals made by Fife Council Housing Services to tackle antisocial behaviour throughout the Kingdom.
Recommendations have been made to invest an additional £320,000 to recruit additional staff to support those affected by antisocial behaviour and if approved through the Council budget process it is anticipated that these changes can be implemented by the summer.
Convener of the Councils Communities and Housing Services sub-committee, Councillor Judy Hamilton, said: "The behaviour of a small minority of tenants and residents has a significant impact on the safety and wellbeing of our communities. Antisocial Behaviour in any form will not be tolerated and this proposed investment will support earlier intervention to prevent matters from escalating. We recognise that antisocial behaviour can happen 24 hours a day 7 days a week and our officers will be available to support those affected as and when required. Whilst we will engage with our communities to resolve disputes amicably, we will not hesitate to take action against anyone who continues to have a significant impact through their behaviour to ensure our communities remain safe and tenants and residents can live peacefully in their own homes."