Anti Social Behaviour
Why is tackling anti-social behaviour a priority?
Most Brentwood residents encounter anti-social behaviour from time to time. It can take many forms - boisterous behaviour, rowdiness on the streets, litter and graffiti, abandoned cars, noisy neighbours.
What is anti-social behaviour?
Any unwanted behaviour can be regarded as anti-social behaviour. There are a large number of criminal and non-criminal behaviours that can be regarded as anti-social. We have adopted the Government's definition in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as:
"Behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the perpetrator."
We have adopted this approach providing there is evidence of prolonged/persistent anti-social behaviour that is materially affecting the quality of life of others in the vicinity. For some of us, it is an occasional irritant. For others it is more disturbing, and some people's lives are blighted by relentless, intrusive anti-social behaviour. If you have ever experienced anti-social behaviour, you will know just how frustrating and upsetting it can be.
We want to take action, but we need your help. In order for us to take positive action against the minority of those who commit anti-social acts, we require sufficient evidence from local residents of the nuisance they are experiencing. It is essential that you report these incidents to us by either completing an incident report form, which is now available on line or by calling the Community Safety Manager on 01277 312644.
On 1st April 2010 each Community Safety Partnership was required by the Home Office to publish minimum standards for victims of anti-social behaviour.
As part of our continued commitment to address anti social behaviour and the perceptions of anti social behaviour in your area, in partnership we will:
- Take all reports of ASB seriously by recording and investigating all cases, and keep victims informed of action taken.
- Ensure that all victims and witnesses are treated fairly, with dignity and respect; listen to victims and provide ongoing support where appropriate, particularly to those victims considered vulnerable.
- In partnership with Victim Support Services identify the needs of victims and provide practical support.
- Share relevant antisocial behaviour information and intelligence with partners and analyse to identify repeat victimisation, known perpetrators and effected parties and respond speedily to such intelligence.
- Tell you what we are doing to tackle ASB so you have the confidence to report issues, offer community feedback through Neighbourhood Action Panels and encourage residents to play their part to reduce ASB.
- Community Safety Partnerships will ensure that each partner provide suitable routes via which communities or individuals can raise concerns where they is consider Anti Social Behaviour is not being positively tackled.
- Work to reduce anti social behaviour and the perception that anti-social behaviour is a problem in our communities.
- We will respond in timely manner to reports of breaches of Anti Social Behaviour enforcement measures.
To help the Council or Police to combat anti social behaviour, please telephone, in confidence, Essex Police on 101 (for non emergencies) 999 (emergencies only) , or the Town Hall on Brentwood 312644. Alternatively you can telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- ABC Leaflet - Parent - Parent (0.15 MB as PDF document)
- ABC Leaflet - Young Person - Young Person (0.14 MB as PDF document)
- Anti Social Behaviour - Leaflet - Leaflet (0.15 MB as PDF document)
- Anti Social Behaviour - Incident Report Form - Incident Report Form (0.04 MB as PDF document)
- Mini Motos Leaflet - Leaflet (0.12 MB as PDF document)
- Address: Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01277 312500
- Fax: 01277 312743
- Minicom: 01277 312809
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This page was updated on 25 April 2013.
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