It has appointed Grayling for the campaign. The agency will be supporting the Government’s Together campaign launched last September to help communities and public sector employees tackle anti-social behaviour.
Grayling is expected to publicise a series of academies to be held around the country during March via specialist and trade press, in a drive to attract people to the learning forums where specialists will be able to share their knowledge about the problem. Grayling MD Amanda Riddle said: ‘This is an issue that is getting a lot of attention and we are very excited about [the campaign].’
The PR drive is designed to coincide with the launch of the first batch of powers handed over to the community in the Anti-Social
Behaviour Act 2003, which came into effect in 20 January.
A Home Office spokesman said: ‘We are providing people with an umbrella they can come together through.’
The new law gives increased powers to communities to enable them to tackle anti-social behaviour and include giving county councils and housing action trusts permission to apply for anti-social behaviour orders, helping to tackle nuisance neighbours and restrictions on ownership of airguns.
Home secretary David Blunkett said: ‘The Together campaign is essential to our drive against anti-social behaviour because it provides a focus for action.’