Anti-social behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is tackled by a number of agencies including Cotswold District Council, the Police and Social Registered landlords, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Probation Service and Public Health Providers who work together towards swift and positive outcomes for victims.

What is not anti-social behaviour

You may be concerned by an issue that may not be anti-social behaviour or a matter for the police. These include:

  • Children playing outside, who are not abusive, rowdy or committing a crime
  • On-street parking not causing an obstruction

Meaning of anti-social behaviour (anti-social behaviour crime and policing bill 2014)

Anti-Social Behaviour means:-

  • Conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person
  • Conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or
  • Conduct capable of causing housing related nuisance or annoyance to any person.

Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people's lives a misery, from litter to vandalism, public drunkenness to aggressive dogs, to noisy and/or abusive neighbours and/or inconsiderate behaviour.

It is with this approach in mind that the Government have introduced a number of new Anti-Social Behaviour tools and powers which came into effect on 20 October 2014 (with the exception of the civil injunction which is still pending). Further information on these new powers is available by clicking on the relevant link below. Alongside these new powers there are a number of early and informal interventions which we can use if we feel it would be appropriate to reduce the level and impact of the ASB on individuals and communities.

While the Council and other agencies will be able to make use of these new powers in the appropriate situation, guidance and advice will continue to be offered to all victims of ASB. For further information please contact Environmental Services or Neighbourhood Services:

How to report anti-social behaviour

Unless we and our partners know about instances of anti-social behaviour, we cannot begin to tackle them.

We recommend that, in the first instance, you report any general anti-social behaviour to Gloucestershire Police by calling their non-emergency number 101.

If you are a tenant of a housing association, please contact your local housing association manager.

To report graffiti, fly tipping or noise nuisance and get advice on general anti-social behaviour please:

  • click the relevant button below or
  • call 01285 623000

Report graffiti

 

Report fly-tipping

 

Report anti-social behaviour

  

Report noise nuisances

Further information on anti-social behaviour

A Civil Injunction is a new power under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

The Criminal Behaviour Order is a new power under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

Dispersal Powers are part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

The Community Protection Notice is a new power under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

The Public Spaces Protection Order is a new power under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

A Closure Order is a new power under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

The Community Remedy is part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Please see the following document for more information:

A brief summary of the early and informal interventions available when addressing incidents of anti-social behaviour. Please see the following document for more information:

The Community trigger has been introduced as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and offers the victims of ASB the opportunity to request that their case can be reviewed. Please see the following document for more information:

 

Cotswold District Council
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Cirencester
Gloucestershire
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