Since the introduction of the Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) Act 2003 and Police Justice Act 2005, the Safer Somerset Community Safety Partnership has made great progress in tackling ASB at a local level.
Anti-Social Behaviour is a term that is applied to a wide range of activity. The definition that we use is the one in the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998 which is that "anti-social behaviour is any activity that causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household".
Sedgemoor District Council, through its membership of the Safer Somerset Community Safety Partnership, is committed to tackle anti-social behaviour. Sedgemoor District Council meet with the police and partners at a Multi-Agency meeting on a weekly basis discussing local issues that impact ordinary people's lives and formulate action plans to provide positive outcomes for the community.
Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour
Sedgemoor District Council offer a 24 hour non-emergency Anti Social Behaviour Hotline (Tel: 0800 298 2009) as well as the opportunity to
submit a report electronically. These methods should only be used where the ASB incident:
is NOT an emergency
should NOT require Police attention
should NOT require an immediate response
should NOT be in progress
This is an intelligence gathering system, all reports are entered onto the ASB database to help agencies tackle ASB together. Examples of things you could report are:
Ongoing low-level neighbourhood issues
Littering / Flytipping
For all other reports of anti-social behaviour, please contact Avon and Somerset Constabulary by telephoning 101, or in an emergency 999. If you are a registered social landlord tenant, you may wish to contact your housing provider to discuss the matter with them.
The Community Trigger is a tool introduced in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It is designed to give members of the public the opportunity to have their case reviewed where they feel no one is dealing with the anti-social behaviour problems they are reporting.