The aim of DublinTown is to take positive practical steps to tackle anti-social behaviour. Some of the ways in which we do this are:
The “Better City for All” report
The “Better City for All” report was launched in June 2012 by the Strategic Response Group of which DublinTown was a key member. The report contains 61 recommendations across a range of headings such as Treatment, Rehabilitation, Alcohol Supply, Policing, Legislation and Planning & Urban Design. The recommendations are also broken into achievable timescales of short, medium and long-term recommendations. An implementation group, with DublinTown as a member has begun its work of fulfilling these recommendations. While there is no quick-fix solution for the antisocial behaviour issues that have developed in the city centre over the mistakes of the past decades, we firmly believe that the implementation of the “Better City for All” report will bring about significant, long term positive change in the city centre.
- We work with the Gardaí to help inform members of initiatives in their area
- Report and record incidents of anti-social behaviour – these are sent to the Gardaí on a weekly basis to help inform policy
- Work with members through our Area Action Groups to address specific local issues e.g. the gating of problematic laneways
- Support of the Ana Liffey Drug Project who work with people experiencing addiction, to minimise the harm that problematic drug use causes them, their families and the wider community
- We provide additional street lighting to ensure increased safety on darker streets and lanes.