Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baroness: Reclaim Our Streets From Thugs - 29th Mar 2011

Communities champion Baroness Newlove has called on members of the public to "reclaim their streets" in the fight against anti-social behaviour.

The widow of murdered father-of-three Garry Newlove said she wanted a new approach to neighbourhood crime that saw local people being given more power on their own streets.

Lady Newlove wrote in her first report as the Government's Champion for Active, Safer Communities, a role to which she was appointed last October, that she "wanted to make sure something positive" came out of the death of her husband.

Mr Newlove was 47 when he was kicked to death by a gang of teenagers outside his home in Warrington, Cheshire.

Working as an ambassador against anti-social behaviour, Lady Newlove has toured the UK in the past six months speaking to people about how best to tackle neighbourhood crime. Read More