More than 100 Corby households warned over social distancing breaches

There has also been a massive surge in anti-social behaviour in the town since the pandemic began

By Sarah Ward
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 12:44 pm
During the height of lockdown households were prevented from mixing. The rule of six has now been introduced.
During the height of lockdown households were prevented from mixing. The rule of six has now been introduced.

More than 100 Corby households have been given warnings about breaching social distancing rules during the pandemic.

Corby’s safer community team has issued 104 letters and also given three community protection warnings to households that have flouted the social distancing measures since lockdown first began in March.

In a report to Corby Council’s scrutiny committee last night (Sept 23), the team, which is led by Antonia Malpas, revealed that there has also been a massive surge in anti-social behaviour reports during the pandemic period.

It said: “We have experienced a huge increase in the volume of anti-social behaviour reports, likely due to lockdown and people being furloughed. We have had 54 cases for May, 73 cases for June and 81 cases for July. The number of contacts has been much higher. In addition to the CPWs issued for non-compliance for social distancing there have been another eight issued for anti-social behaviour, with two progressing to Community Protection Notices (CPNs).

The team has also been involved in lots of activity to make sure residents do not fall prey to scams during the lockdown and has been delivering leaflets advising of testing procedures to the areas of Corby Old Village, Oakley Vale and Stanion, which have seen higher numbers of cases.

The report also revealed that during the lockdown domestic abuse incidents in the town also increased month on month.

In March there were 89 incidents, April 118, May 119, June 146, and in July 140 domestic abuse incidents were reported.