Halton Housing is pleased to be supporting Cheshire Police’s Operation Treacle.
The operation has been launched in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour during Halloween and the Bonfire Night period.
Staff from Halton Housing’s Anti-social Behaviour and Tenancy Enforcement teams will be taking part in the multi-agency operation with officers from Cheshire Police, staff from schools, and Halton Borough Council.
Operation Sanction will also be running alongside Operation Treacle and is aimed at those who are under the age of 18 and are part of groups creating disorder.
On Wednesday 30th October, special hubs will be established, situated at Ditton Community Centre in Widnes and Halton Lodge Community Centre in Runcorn, and will be open from 4pm – 10pm. Those under the age of 18 who are caught causing ASB and disorder to will be taken to the hubs. Halton Housing’s ASB and Tenancy Enforcement staff will be present alongside Cheshire Police.
Parents will be expected to come and collect any children taken there, listen to what they have been involved in and then deal with the fallout. This could include tenancy warnings, ASB notices and dispersal orders.
Sharon Morris, Halton Housing Tenancy Services Manager, said: “We’re proud to be supporting this multi-agency approach. We would like to remind customers that if their children are caught committing ASB, it could put their tenancy at risk. We want all our customers to stay safe and enjoy the Halloween and Bonfire Night period. However, anybody caught causing disorder and/or ASB will be opening themselves up to possible sanctions from ourselves and the Police.”
Cheshire Police will have extra officers on duty throughout the period to reassure residents.
Find out more about how we approach Anti-social behaviour and how you can report it to us.