Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is behaviour that causes harassment, alarm or distress to other people living in your neighbourhood.
It can include anything that affects someone's quality of life, including things like:
- playing music too loud
- dumping rubbish
- threatening or swearing at neighbours
- criminal damage
- racist or homophobic abuse
Report anti-social behaviour
Many incidents of anti-social behaviour can be resolved by a single action by one agency. Sending a warning letter to the perpetrator may be all that's necessary to prevent the behaviour from happening again.
To resolve some cases of anti-social behaviour, several agencies may need to work together.
If you feel that the anti-social behaviour you've reported hasn't been dealt with effectively, you can raise a community trigger. This requests agencies like the council, police, and housing providers to collectively review their response to your report.
The community trigger doesn't replace individual organisations' own complaints procedures. If you're dissatisfied with the conduct of an individual agency, you should use their procedures.
When to raise a community trigger
Call us to ask us to progress the community trigger on your behalf if:
- you've reported three separate incidents of the same anti-social behaviour occurring in the last six months, or
- five separate households have reported the same anti-social behaviour occurring in the last six months.
You can also write to Barnsley Council Community Safety and Enforcement Service, PO Box 634, Barnsley S70 9GG.
We'll only use your personal information for the services we provide to you.
Community trigger applications
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