ASB culprit caught 'red handed' thanks to CCTV funded by Magna
By Magna_Housing | Friday, October 11, 2013, 14:17
A culprit of anti social behaviour has been brought to justice, after being caught red handed by CCTV footage installed by a community fund.
A Magna tenant was ordered to pay the housing association £433.38 after smashing the communal front door at Heron Court, Weymouth.
Part of the evidence was obtained from CCTV footage that was installed through Magna's community initiative fund.
The fund is managed by a group of Magna residents to fund projects or make donations that will benefit the housing associations residents and their community.
The request for CCTV installation followed consultation with local residents and Magna housing officer, Denise Jones.
Magna's tenancy and ASB manager, Ruth Martindale, commented, 'The area had several problems relating to drug dealing, drug taking and criminal damage.
Since the CCTV has been installed Magna has seen a reduction in the number of calls they have received in the area and it has gone a long way in improving the area.
Magna Housing is committed to working with residents to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB). Magna have a zero-tolerance approach and will use all available solutions to help control and prevent ASB, whilst working with residents towards a positive outcome.
'This incident is a great example of Magna working with its residents both in the local community and within its community initiative fund to help make this community a safer place to live.'