The Community Trigger was introduced in October 2014 to give victims and communities the right to request a review of their anti-social behaviour complaints, and brings agencies together to take a joined up, problem-solving approach to find a solution.

You can request a review of your anti-social behaviour complaint(s):

  • If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour (ASB), or another person acting on behalf of the victim such as a carer or family member, MP, councillor, or professional person. The victim could be an individual, a business, or a community group
  • If you have reported three times in the last six months separate, but related, anti-social behaviour incidents to agencies and the problem persists
  • If you are aware that other people in the local community have reported separate, but related, anti-social incidents to agencies in the last six months and the problem persists. The trigger will be started if five or more individuals have made separate, but related, reports in a six month period.
  • If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour (ASB), or another person acting on behalf of the victim such as a carer or family member, MP, councillor, or professional person. The victim could be an individual, a business, or a community group
  • If you have reported three times in the last six months separate, but related, anti-social behaviour incidents to agencies and the problem persists
  • If you are aware that other people in the local community have reported separate, but related, anti-social incidents to agencies in the last six months and the problem persists. The trigger will be started if five or more individuals have made separate, but related, reports in a six month period.

If you feel that the issue you are experiencing is relevant to the Community Trigger system and meets the criteria, you need to contact your local Community Safety Partnership. The easiest way to do this is to get in touch with your local Borough or District council.

To find out more about submitting a Community Trigger in your local area, see below:

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner act as the final arbitrator for those who remain unhappy with the service provided by the Community Safety Partnership. If you have been through this process and are still unhappy following the response of your local Community Safety Partnership, please get in touch.