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Action Plan to tackle anti-social behaviour

Glasgow City Council is inviting hundreds of businesses in the city centre to help shape a new action plan to tackle anti-social behaviour around central station.

Letters have been sent to around 500 businesses in Argyle Street, Hope Street, Renfield Lane and Union Street outlining a joint approach to address anti-social activity through partnership working.

A series of meetings have already taken place following concerns raised by businesses and now, the council, project partners (including British Transport Police and Police Scotland) are drawing up an Action Plan in coordination with a range of agencies and support organisations.

Councillor Allan Casey said: "Glasgow has a vibrant city centre which attracts a high number of people. Like many other cities, issues can arise and these can impact how people use and perceive the city centre.

"Our plan is to co-ordinate the relevant services to tackle unacceptable behaviour taking place around Central Station and the surrounding areas.  We want to promote and encourage positive activities instead, such as events, for the benefit of local businesses, residents and visitors.

"We remain committed to working with our partners to target problematic areas and keep people safe. Having local businesses on board will help immensely."

Businesses along Argyle Street, Hope Street, Renfield Lane and Union Street are being invited to help introduce a joined up approach to tackling anti-social activity.

Cllr Casey added: "It's important that the businesses become involved in this initiative.  We can't do it alone. Their input is vital."

Further information on the work undertaken by the council's City Centre Regeneration is available here

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