This page provides information, advice and guidance around addressing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and information relating to ASB Case Reviews (formerly known as the Community Trigger) and Community Remedy.
ASB is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.
ASB covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individuals, to their community or to their environment and can include:
- Nuisance, rowdy and inconsiderate behaviour
- Vandalism and graffiti
- Abusive language
- Neighbour disputes
- Fly tipping (please contact Streetscene on 08000 198 598 to report fly tipping)
- Abandoned vehicles (please click on this link to report an abandoned vehicle – https://www.gosport.gov.uk/article/796/Abandoned-vehicle
How do I report Anti-Social Behaviour?
ASB and crimes that are not an emergency can be reported by calling the non-emergency Police telephone number by dialling 101 or using the following online reporting form – https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/
In cases of an emergency such as when there is a risk of harm call 999.
How do I report Noise Nuisance?
Noise complaints should be reported by calling Environmental Health on 01329 824399 during office hours (09:00 – 17:00). Alternatively you can visit the ground floor reception at the Town Hall, High Street, Gosport to speak with a member of staff.
Please see the following web link for further information about the procedure for dealing with noise complaints.
Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
In 2014 the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill was introduced by Parliament.
The new Anti-Social Behaviour toolkit will see the number of orders and injunctions reduced to six, these new powers are detailed in the document below:
ASB Case Review (formerly known as the Community Trigger)
Please view the following webpage for further details on the ASB Case Review – https://www.safergosport.co.uk/asb-case-review/
If you wish to activate an ASB Case Review please contact Hampshire Constabulary via 101.
The Community Remedy was introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act in October 2014. Its purpose is to provide victims with a say in the way offenders are dealt with when they commit low level and minor crimes or ASB.
The Community Remedy document lists a variety of actions that an offender can be asked undertake to either make amends for their offence or help address the cause of their offending behaviour.
When dealing with ASB or a low level offence, the police must make reasonable efforts to obtain the views of the victim, and in particular their views as to whether the offender should carry out any of the actions listed in the Community Remedy document.
What is a low level offence?
Offences that if dealt with by the Magistrate’s Court would not result in imprisonment or long-term community sentences, such as criminal damage, low value theft, minor assaults (without injury) and anti-social behaviour.
Is Community Remedy always used for a low level offence?
Community Remedy applies when the police decide to deal with the low level offence outside of the courts (called an Out-of-Court disposal), specifically using:
Community Resolution is a voluntary informal agreement mainly used with first-time offenders for less serious offences. Conditions can be attached to a Community Resolution, however there are no enforcement options available if the offender fails to comply.
Conditional Caution or a Youth Conditional Caution is a caution with conditions attached which aim to focus on rehabilitation and repairing the harm to the victim. If the offender fails to comply with the conditions they may be prosecuted for the original offence.
To see a list of Community Remedy options victims can choose from (which were decided on following consultation by the Police and Crime Commissioner with the public and partnership agencies), please visit the following website – https://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/safer-together/supporting-victims/community-remedy
The Borough of Gosport and Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)
The Council is consulting on this matter please click here to complete the survey (link to SurveyMonkey)
Hard copies are available upon request please email Communitysafety@gosport.gov.uk, telephone 02392 545241 or write to Gosport Borough Council, Community Safety, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1EB.
Personal watercraft (jet skiing) / water skiing / board sailing (wind surfing) and swimming:
King’s Harbour Master guidance on usage in Portsmouth Harbour and Solent: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/khm/portsmouth/local-notices/general-directions/2023/2307-personal-watercraft-jet-skiing-water-skiing-board-sailing-wind-surfing-and-swimming
Any anti-social behaviour relating to Personal watercraft usage should be reported to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary here