We are proud to support ASB (anti-social behaviour) Awareness Week; bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand against anti-social behaviour and make communities safer.
Running from 18th to 24th July, ASB Awareness Week aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the options available to those facing it.
The week of action is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand and work together to make communities safer.
Organised by community safety specialists Resolve, ASB Awareness Week is being backed by the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC).
If you are experiencing ASB please report it to us here, by emailing us or calling 01452 424344. However, if you are in immediate need of assistance, or if a crime is in progress, then phone 999.
To report to the police please phone 101 (non-emergency number) or report to the Police online. If you wish to report crime anonymously then you can report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online.
If you do make a report to the Police, please let GCH know that this has happened along with any incident/crime numbers.
Which agency is responsible for my ASB report?
As a landlord, we tackle anti-social behaviour that is a breach of tenancy. This includes things like:
- Noise nuisance
- Verbal abuse
The police investigate criminal offences. Following on from these investigations, if they are proven, it may be that this proves a breach of tenancy and then we, as the landlord, may be able to deal with this.
Things that are criminal offences and therefore should be reported to the police first include:
- Drugs – taking of or suspicions of drug dealing
The Local Authority (Council)
The Council has an Environmental Health Team who investigate serious noise nuisance and fly-tipping. They have the power to prosecute or confiscate equipment. Following on from these investigations, if they are proven, it may be that the proves a breach of tenancy and then we, as the landlord, may be able to deal with this.
GCH will work in partnership with these agencies to assist in their investigations and provide advice and support to complainants.
Our key priority is always to try and resolve or stop the anti-social behaviour happening. Evictions are very rare and always a last resort.
The Community Trigger
You may feel like you have nowhere to turn for help. You may have reported the anti-social behaviour but no-one seems to be doing anything and no-one is listening but the anti-social behaviour is continuing. The Community Trigger has been designed for you.
If you (or others with your consent) have reported 3 incidents (or more) within a 6 month period you can activate the Community Trigger (also known as ASB Case Review) through your Local Authority. This has been designed to give you, the victim, the right to demand that agencies deal with persistent anti-social behaviour.
Read more about the Community Trigger/ASB Case Review here.