Anti-Social Behaviour - Report it here
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 Report Anti-Social Behaviour online. 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:
- Noise nuisance
- Ongoing low-level neighbourhood issues
- Littering / Flytipping
- Repeat bonfires
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.