Acting Against Anti Social Behaviour
Are you having problems with neighbours, local people, gangs or animals?
These problems fall into two categories, both can make life difficult for you:
- Harassment & hate crime (crimes against race, sex, gender, religion etc)
- Nuisance & anti-social behaviour (noise pollution, gangs, criminal activity etc).
Many neighbourhood disputes can be resolved by talking calmly with the other person. However, Villages will take action quickly to assist you if this approach fails or if you feel you are unable to approach your neighbour.
We have appointed our own dedicated Anti-Social Behaviour Officer, Sue Grimmett, who can deal with the more serious incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour. However, in the first instance, please report any ASB to your local Villages Office.
Fitton Hill: 0161 633 4060
Stockbridge Village: 0151 480 1313
We have an ASB Incident Diary available which you can fill in to record details of the situation. Completing this diary allows us to recognise the issues affecting our tenants, identify the individuals responsible and take action against them. Please contact your local Villages office and ask for one to be posted out to you. Alternatively, you can download an Incident Diary and print it off and fill in at home, then simply return it to your local Villages office. All information received will be held in the strictest confidence and your details will not be used without your prior permission.
If you have been a victim of Anti-Social Behaviour, you should report it to Villages and to the police. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Community Trigger / The ASB Case review
The Community Trigger / ASB Case Review has been introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The process allows members of the community to ask the Safer Knowsley Partnership (“the Partnership”) and Oldham Community Safety Services to review how they have responded to reports of anti-social behaviour.
The Community Trigger / ASB Case Review can be used where the following threshold has been met:
If you (as an individual) have reported to your local council, police or a registered housing provider (social landlord e.g. Villages Housing Association) about three separate incidents of anti-social behaviour in the last six months.
If you have reported to the council, police or registered housing provider (social landlord e.g. Villages Housing Association) an incident of anti-social behaviour or crime that is a hate incident in the last six months.
Knowsley residents can find out more through the following link (takes you to Community Trigger section on Knowsley Council website ) - www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents/crime-and-safety/the-community-trigger.aspx
Oldham residents can find out more through the following link (takes you to ASB Case Review section on Oldham Council website) - www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200321/crime_and_safety/1439/anti-social_behaviour_case_review