Yobs and community service in Britain


One in four Britons believe that more efforts are needed to stop yobs from blighting communities, according to a survey.

People think that measures to tackle anti-social behaviour would be the ideal kind of community action to improve their area whilst another one fifth called for more protection for the vulnerable.

More than half said they were not involved with their local community and yet, there are signs that people up and down the country are keen to do more to help their fellow citizens and one in five already do.

Kumho Tyres, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers, is picking up on this trend with its recently launched ‘Cash for Causes’ campaign.

The campaign will see the company give away more than £100,000 to deserving local charities, groups and projects, through its ECSTA Performance Centre (EPC) independent retail partners.

John Thrupp, the UK marketing director for Kumho Tyres, said: “Helping communities and supporting worthwhile causes is part of Kumho’s DNA. Korean companies are very aware of their social responsibilities and work hard to help those in need.

“Our Cash for Causes campaign is enabling us to support many worthy community projects and start to make a tangible, grass roots impact on the lives of many people and deserving community cases”.

Carried out in June, the poll revealed that rising crime is the second biggest issue in communities behind jobs.

Nearly a year after the London riots spread throughout the country, one fifth admitted they are worried about crime in their area.

More than a quarter said unemployment was a concern with another one in five citing cuts to local services.

Over two thirds of the 1,703 individuals questioned think that the government should concentrate more on community issues, and less on banking and budgetary concerns.

Annabel Croft, a sports broadcaster and ex-tennis pro, said: “I believe that by doing your bit – no matter how big or small – we can all work together to help our own communities. Kumho’s Cash for Causes campaign should encourage people to support their local good causes”.

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