Anti-social behaviour

Types of anti-social behaviour are:

This list is not exhaustive. If you feel you are or have been a victim of anti-social behaviour please contact the relevant agencies as listed under support and assistance.

Community trigger

The Daventry District & South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, which includes the police, the council and registered housing providers, work together to tackle anti-social behaviour.

What is the community trigger?

The community trigger is a mechanism designed to give victims of anti-social behaviour (ASB) the right to a review of their case.

When certain criteria are met, agencies are required to review how previous complaints of ASB have been dealt with, and what further action, if any, is required.

Who can activate the community trigger?

The trigger can be activated by either the victim themselves or someone on their behalf - such as a carer, family member or councillor. A victim can be an individual, business or community group.

What is the community trigger criteria?

The following criteria must be met:

Each local authority has nominated a community trigger single point of contact, who will review any trigger activations against the criteria set. They will also consider the persistence of the ASB and the harm or potential harm caused.

What happens if the criteria is met?

A review will take place involving all relevant partners. The review will result in 3 outcomes:

  1. No further action (which can be appealed)
  2. Further action identified and prepared into an action plan with appropriate and realistic time scales
  3. No further action due to impending circumstances for example awaiting court results

When is it not suitable to use the community trigger?

The community trigger is not a complaints process. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a case contact the relevant organisations and ask for their complaints process.

How to activate the community trigger?

The community trigger single point of contact is:

Community Safety Officer
South Northamptonshire Council
The Forum
Moat Lane
Towcester, Northants
NN12 6AD

Email address:

If your call is an emergency please dial 999.

What happens once the community trigger is activated?

If you have activated the community trigger the relevant single point of contact for your area will contact you within two working days. A decision on whether the criteria have been met will be made within seven working days and if this is the case a review panel will convene within twenty-eight working days.

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