Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour

This page provides information, advice and guidance around addressing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).

ASB is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.

ASB covers a wide range of actions but can include:

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. 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 023 9254 5505, 5506 or 5507 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 Crime and Policing Act [PDF, 205k]

A PSPO is in place for the whole of the Borough of Gosport in relation to alcohol consumption – please see the document relating to this below:

Final Alcohol PSPO

The Community Trigger will give victims of ASB the opportunity to force a case review where their report meets a locally determined threshold. This threshold will be agreed County wide and details will be made available to the public in due course.

What is a Community Trigger?

Community Trigger gives victims and communities the right to request a review of their case and bring agencies together to take a joined up, problem solving approach to find a resolution.

If Community Trigger threshold is met agencies will share information, review what action has been taken and decide if additional actions are possible.

Who can use the Community Trigger?

  • A victim of anti-social behaviour or another person acting on behalf of the victim.
  • An individual acting on behalf of a group of residents or community group.

How to activate the Community Trigger?

Community Trigger threshold:

Individual – Three complaints in the previous six months. Reporting behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to a member or members of the community and you think no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken.

Group – Five individuals in a local community have reported separately similar incidents of anti-social behaviour to members of the Community Safety Partnership. They all think that no action has been taken or are not satisfied with the action taken. The individual acting on behalf of the group must have all other individuals consent.

To meet the criteria incidents need to:

  • Cause harassment, alarm or distress.
  • Been logged within one month of the incident.
  • Last incident has occured within the previous six months.

Time Frame:

The Community Safety Partnership should aim to have Community Triggers dealt with within 20 working days. More complex cases may take longer, in these cases the individual or group will be notified that the deadline date will not be met.