January 2007 Archives

Today the Labour Government has announced expenditure of 6 million pounds for 40 Local Authorities to set up Anti-Social Behaviour Order "Respect Zones".

According to this BBC report:

The 40 respect zones are:

Birmingham City Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Council, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Bristol City Council, Burnley Borough Council, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, Coventry City Council, Derby City Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Exeter City Council, Gloucester City Council, Harlow District Council, Hastings Borough Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Kingston upon Hull City Council, Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Leeds City Council, Leicester City Council, Liverpool City Council, Manchester City Council, Middlesbrough Council, Newcastle City Council, Norwich City Council, Nottingham City Council, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Plymouth City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Salford City Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council, South Tyneside Council, Southampton City Council, Southend on Sea Borough Council, Sunderland City Council, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

Why is London not getting any of this money ?

Are ASBOs really such a success in London that Anti-Social Behaviour has somehow been magically eliminated ?

Could this be related to the list of Local Authority Elections on May 3rd 2007, in which no London Boroughs are due to vote ?

The only Local Council on the list of ASBO Respect Zones, not due to have an election on May 3rd 2007, is Hastings Borough Council, which like the London Boroughs, held one in 2006.

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