Baroness Newlove calls for 'community action'

The government's "communities champion" is calling on local areas to take more responsibility for dealing with anti-social behaviour and crime and become less reliant on agencies such as the police.

Baroness Newlove, whose husband Garry was murdered by a gang of teenagers in 2007 in Warrington, says crime should not be seen as someone else's problem.

Ministers asked her to visit community activism projects around the UK, gather ideas via a blog and to report back about what would work in making neighbourhoods safer.

Ministers say the findings will help to shape their approach to community activism in England and Wales.

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