A dedicated officer to help tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour has been appointed by South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA).
SSHA's new weapon in the fight against anti-social behaviour is Kim Carr. She will be based at the Association's Acton Gate headquarters and forms part of a team of 10 working to improve local neighbourhoods and build community pride throughout the district.
Kim said: "Incidents of anti-social behaviour are a real concern for local people and help to fuel a fear of crime. As a landlord we need to ensure that such incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively. I see my role as a crucial part of addressing these concerns and I am passionate about improving the quality of life not just for our tenants, but for all local residents."
Kim will be responsible for developing and implementing a cost-effective and successful strategy which aims to ensure that everyone in or near SSHA-owned properties is able to live peacefully in their homes.
She will also play a pivotal role in working to foster positive teamwork between SSHA and the range of agencies, such as the Police and other community partners, who have in-depth knowledge of local communities. Kim added: "As a team we are well-placed to understand both the problems caused by anti-social behaviour and also its causes. Working together we can explore all possible ways of preventing and tackling ASB."
Speaking of Kim's appointment, SSHA's Managing Director, Sue Rowley said: "Kim is dedicated to finding effective solutions. She has four years of tenancy management experience and her skills will strengthen the work of our Neighbourhood teams and help us to deal with anti-social behaviour quickly and effectively."