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Action Action to tackle anti-social behaviour may be initiated by a number of agencies, including the police, local authorities, registered social landlords and youth offending teams. The goal of any action is to: •

Protect victims, witnesses and the community

Enable the perpetrator to understand the consequences of their behaviour

Make sure the perpetrator changes their behaviour

What if I am unhappy about the way my complaint is being handled? Contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0300 123 4455 and ask to speak to the sergeant of your local police station. After speaking with the sergeant, if you are still unhappy, contact your local councillor or call Lichfield District Council’s Community Safety Officer on 01543 308777.

Useful Numbers Report all incidences of anti-social behaviour to Staffordshire Police: 0300 123 4455 Lichfield District Council Community Safety Officer: 01543 308777 Report noise or dog fouling: 01543 308725 Report environmental crime, fly tipping, street bins overflowing, syringes: 01543 308999

How to get in touch with your councillor Find your councillor’s phone number or email address by calling: 01543 308000 or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/councillors

Tackling anti-social behaviour Your guide to reporting acts of anti-social behaviour

In this guide: • • •

What is anti-social behaviour? Why should you report it? How to report it


What is anti-social behaviour?

What can you do about it?

What action can be taken?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life. It is a concern to everyone and is not restricted to young people.

Speak to your local neighbourhood policing team about what's happening in your area. They can provide support and advice, and help you tackle the problem.

Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership use a range of methods to combat anti-social behaviour, including:

All complaints are confidential, so you don't have to worry about your identity being revealed.

Warning letters and interviews

Acceptable behaviour contracts (ABC's) and parenting contracts

Fixed penalty notices

Parenting orders, individual support orders, noise abatement notices

Injunctions, dispersal orders

Premises closure orders

Possession proceedings against a tenant

It includes: •

Nuisance neighbours

Yobbish behaviour and intimidating groups taking over public spaces

Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting

People dumping rubbish and abandoned cars

Begging and anti-social drinking

The misuse of fireworks

Reckless driving of mini-motorbikes

Find out more at: www.respect.gov.uk

Report it Report every incident of anti-social behaviour you witness by calling Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455

Gathering evidence To make a case against anyone accused of anti-social behaviour you'll need fairly strong evidence. If possible, please keep a record of the names and location, and the time and date of every incident you witness. The earlier you report anti-social behaviour, the sooner it can be dealt with.

Anti Social Behaviour Orders (commonly called ASBOs) can also be issued. However, the partnership does not believe these should be the first action taken, and recommend using other interventions to tackle anti-social behaviour.


What is anti-social behaviour?

What can you do about it?

What action can be taken?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life. It is a concern to everyone and is not restricted to young people.

Speak to your local neighbourhood policing team about what's happening in your area. They can provide support and advice, and help you tackle the problem.

Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership use a range of methods to combat anti-social behaviour, including:

All complaints are confidential, so you don't have to worry about your identity being revealed.

Warning letters and interviews

Acceptable behaviour contracts (ABC's) and parenting contracts

Fixed penalty notices

Parenting orders, individual support orders, noise abatement notices

Injunctions, dispersal orders

Premises closure orders

Possession proceedings against a tenant

It includes: •

Nuisance neighbours

Yobbish behaviour and intimidating groups taking over public spaces

Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting

People dumping rubbish and abandoned cars

Begging and anti-social drinking

The misuse of fireworks

Reckless driving of mini-motorbikes

Find out more at: www.respect.gov.uk

Report it Report every incident of anti-social behaviour you witness by calling Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455

Gathering evidence To make a case against anyone accused of anti-social behaviour you'll need fairly strong evidence. If possible, please keep a record of the names and location, and the time and date of every incident you witness. The earlier you report anti-social behaviour, the sooner it can be dealt with.

Anti Social Behaviour Orders (commonly called ASBOs) can also be issued. However, the partnership does not believe these should be the first action taken, and recommend using other interventions to tackle anti-social behaviour.


Action Action to tackle anti-social behaviour may be initiated by a number of agencies, including the police, local authorities, registered social landlords and youth offending teams. The goal of any action is to: •

Protect victims, witnesses and the community

Enable the perpetrator to understand the consequences of their behaviour

Make sure the perpetrator changes their behaviour

What if I am unhappy about the way my complaint is being handled? Contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0300 123 4455 and ask to speak to the sergeant of your local police station. After speaking with the sergeant, if you are still unhappy, contact your local councillor or call Lichfield District Council’s Community Safety Officer on 01543 308777.

Useful Numbers Report all incidences of anti-social behaviour to Staffordshire Police: 0300 123 4455 Lichfield District Council Community Safety Officer: 01543 308777 Report noise or dog fouling: 01543 308725 Report environmental crime, fly tipping, street bins overflowing, syringes: 01543 308999

How to get in touch with your councillor Find your councillor’s phone number or email address by calling: 01543 308000 or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/councillors

Tackling anti-social behaviour Your guide to reporting acts of anti-social behaviour

In this guide: • • •

What is anti-social behaviour? Why should you report it? How to report it


What is anti-social behaviour?

What can you do about it?

What action can be taken?

Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life. It is a concern to everyone and is not restricted to young people.

Speak to your local neighbourhood policing team about what's happening in your area. They can provide support and advice, and help you tackle the problem.

Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership use a range of methods to combat anti-social behaviour, including:

All complaints are confidential, so you don't have to worry about your identity being revealed.

Warning letters and interviews

Acceptable behaviour contracts (ABC's) and parenting contracts

Fixed penalty notices

Parenting orders, individual support orders, noise abatement notices

Injunctions, dispersal orders

Premises closure orders

Possession proceedings against a tenant

It includes: •

Nuisance neighbours

Yobbish behaviour and intimidating groups taking over public spaces

Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting

People dumping rubbish and abandoned cars

Begging and anti-social drinking

The misuse of fireworks

Reckless driving of mini-motorbikes

Find out more at: www.respect.gov.uk

Report it Report every incident of anti-social behaviour you witness by calling Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455

Gathering evidence To make a case against anyone accused of anti-social behaviour you'll need fairly strong evidence. If possible, please keep a record of the names and location, and the time and date of every incident you witness. The earlier you report anti-social behaviour, the sooner it can be dealt with.

Anti Social Behaviour Orders (commonly called ASBOs) can also be issued. However, the partnership does not believe these should be the first action taken, and recommend using other interventions to tackle anti-social behaviour.


Action Action to tackle anti-social behaviour may be initiated by a number of agencies, including the police, local authorities, registered social landlords and youth offending teams. The goal of any action is to: •

Protect victims, witnesses and the community

Enable the perpetrator to understand the consequences of their behaviour

Make sure the perpetrator changes their behaviour

What if I am unhappy about the way my complaint is being handled? Contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0300 123 4455 and ask to speak to the sergeant of your local police station. After speaking with the sergeant, if you are still unhappy, contact your local councillor or call Lichfield District Council’s Community Safety Officer on 01543 308777.

Useful Numbers Report all incidences of anti-social behaviour to Staffordshire Police: 0300 123 4455 Lichfield District Council Community Safety Officer: 01543 308777 Report noise or dog fouling: 01543 308725 Report environmental crime, fly tipping, street bins overflowing, syringes: 01543 308999

How to get in touch with your councillor Find your councillor’s phone number or email address by calling: 01543 308000 or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/councillors

Tackling anti-social behaviour Your guide to reporting acts of anti-social behaviour

In this guide: • • •

What is anti-social behaviour? Why should you report it? How to report it


Anti-social behaviour leaflet