Are you concerned about anti-social behaviour in Ripon?
Oct 20, 2021
North Yorkshire Police in Ripon.

North Yorkshire Police has launched a survey to try and tackle anti-social behaviour in Ripon.

The police have asked for as many people who live in Ripon as possible to respond so officers can decide on the next steps to take.

Ripon’s anti-social behaviour have been in the spotlight for well over a year. Ripon City Council sought to join forces with the police in November 2020 but the problem has persisted.

This survey comes just a day after a 21-year-old man was jailed for his part in a knifepoint robbery, which he carried out during the day outside the Ship Inn on Bondgate.

The robber threatened a teenage boy with a knife and said if he “did not hand everything over, he would be shanked”, York Crown Court heard yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police believe that anti-social behaviour is often caused by underage drinking so is working with Community Alcohol Partnerships on the survey.

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The survey asks residents for their views on alcohol related litter, young people drinking in public places, young people being rowdy and asking for adults to buy alcohol for them.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said:

“We’re keen to hear your thoughts on the issues around young people and alcohol in your community.

“We’re working with the organisation Community Alcohol Partnerships to bring local partners together to discuss, tackle and protect our community from anti-social behaviour often caused by underage drinking.

“The first step in this process is to find out local resident’s views and thoughts on the issue so it’s really important we get as many people to take part in the survey as possible.”