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Anti-social behaviour can take many forms and can severely affect your quality of life.  It can include noise nuisance, street drinking, verbal abuse, rowdy behaviour by groups of people and environmental crime.

What to do if you feel you are a victim of anti-social behaviour

If you feel you are a victim of anti-social behaviour it is important that you collect as much evidence as you can.

It is good practice to keep a diary of the incidents, making note of:-

  • Times and dates;
  • Location of the anti-social behaviour;
  • What is happening;
  • Any details of the perpetrators.

Once we have enough information we can work with you to try and reach your desired outcome. The more information we can obtain the best chance we have to deal with your complaint effectively.  It is likely we will share and discuss your complaint with partner agencies so they can assist in finding a resolution and you will be updated with progress by the lead Officer dealing with your complaint.

You should report any anti social behaviour that is happening at the time to Nottinghamshire Police on telephone number 101 or in cases of emergency 999

Community Trigger

If you have been working with agencies to try and resolve the anti-social behaviour and it has not been resolved, or you are not satisfied with the response, you can apply to activate a Community Trigger.

To apply to activate the Community Trigger, the locally defined threshold needs to be met which is:-

  • Three complaints of anti social behaviour in the last six month period with the most recent complaint being made within the last month;
  • You feel that no or insufficient action has been taken;
  • You are an individual, a business or a community group.

You can activate a Community Trigger on someone else’s behalf, however, the individual concerned must give you their consent to do so.  

If an application is made to activate the trigger, it will be discussed at a multi agency meeting to decide whether the threshold has been met.  Other factors such as persistence and vulnerabilities will be taken into account.

You will be updated as to whether the threshold has been met.  If it has, then a case review will take place at a multi agency meeting. You will then be updated with the outcome of the case review. 

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