Article Published on Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:39 PM by Steve Edwards
- Daventry Area Crime - Reporting anti-social Behaviour still problematic with Daventry Council Website
A recent report by the Daventry Express highlighted the fact that more needs doing to encourage people to report anti-social behaviour in Daventry. Councillor Amy Howard is reported as saying: “More needs to be done regarding anti-social behaviour as it impacts on the community generally rather than specific individuals. The environmental crimes – such as dog fouling, littering, fly tipping – generally fit into this category as some of the main concerns of the residents of this district.”
Reading through the report, and hoping that ‘The Gusher’ had found all the right links, tips and tricks to getting around this problem, I was disappointed to see that there were no such useful signposts in the article.
With this in mind I thought I’d give it a go. I started by simply Googling for the council website and then looking over its landing page for a link to ASB. Nothing there, so my next step was to use the council website search function and this was more fruitful. After a quick read, I found a link to a page which included the paragraph: “How to report an incident. Report anti-social behaviour here. We will respond by considering the reported incident, consulting with you and by liaising with partner agencies.”
Clicking on the link, my hopes were rising but after 5 minutes waiting for a page to load, they were down again. As is normal nowadays the Council are all over the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and an interstitial page telling us how they will handle our privacy eventually appeared. I acknowledged that and my hopes began rising again. Another 5 minutes passed with no success, so I decided to refresh the page, again, hopes rose one more time as the title page for reporting ASB appeared… but then nothing. After another few minutes it was clear that a further hit of the F5 button was in order and this eventually proved fruitful. I’ve now reported the technical problem to the council and hopefully the experience will be less pedestrian for future visitors.
For anyone wishing to report anti-social behavior in Daventry, here’s the link, and I wish you well. You may wish to put the kettle on. https://selfserve.daventrydc.gov.uk/forms/AntiSocialBehaviour.aspx
The Daventry Express article can be found here: https://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/more-needs-to-be-done-to-encourage-residents-to-report-anti-social-behaviour-in-daventry-1-8865964?fbclid=IwAR1wddQGgZJTH86FihhlynhK4Jl_NLpDO9ilD5zc_60D1Iyg4d6IAey9lww
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