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Anti Social Behaviour
The Council welcome the reporting of incidents of ASB however reported incidents need to be appropriate for agencies to lawfully take action so please read the following information before submitting an ASB report.
What is NOT suitable to be reported as ASB
- The ASB you wish to report relates to activity which is lawfully undertaken by another party:
- You will be informed that the activity is lawful and no action can be taken under ASB legislation.
- The ASB you wish to report is a single incident or relates to incidents which are not ongoing or persistent:
- You will be informed that ASB need to be ongoing and persistent for action to be taken.
- The ASB you wish to report took place longer than 1 month ago:
- You will be informed that agencies are lawfully unable to take action where incidents are not currently affecting you.
- The ASB you wish to report is due to normal living activity:
- You will be advised to contact your GP or other health professional for support.
- The ASB you wish to report has already been reported to another agency and action has already been taken:
- You will be informed that action against an individual for an incident/s can only be taken once so where an action has already been taken by an agency further action can’t be taken.
- The ASB you wish to report is prejudicial, discriminatory, malicious, unreasonable, vexatious or frivolous:
- The case will be investigated and rejected however it may result in action being taken against you.
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To progress Anti-Social Behaviour Complaints, witnesses need to be established therefore complaints made which do not contain the witness’s true name and contact details cannot be accepted.
What We Do
Not all complaints about acts of anti-social behaviour go as far as the courts, so we believe the most effective way to tackle anti-social behaviour is to stop it happening in the first place.
However, Broxtowe Borough Council's Legal Team will utilise a range of legal interventions to protect vulnerable individuals and communities whenever informal interventions fail, dependant on relevant up-to-date evidence being available to prove the offence and satisfy the courts. The legal team of the council prepare court files and issue a variety of enforcement actions as well as providing general advice and assistance to all departments involved in anti-social behaviour prevention and intervention.
Public Spaces Protection Orders
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were brought in under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. (Opens in a New Window)
PSPOs are intended to deal with any particular nuisance issues within a defined area that are detrimental to the local community's quality of life. This is achieved by imposing conditions on the use of a defined area which applies to everyone.
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Mediation is a voluntary process of resolving disputes between the conflicting parties. This is carried out with the help of a third party, whom is impartial and an independent person – known as the mediator.
Mediation can be carried out face to face, or over virtual meetings, as many people find face to face meetings too difficult, especially at the start of the mediation process. There are currently locations in Stapleford, Beeston and Eastwood which are suitable for meetings to be carried out.
Referrals can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on 01773 768 363. Referrals can be made by individuals or by agencies on the client's behalf, such as the Council or Police.
It is necessary and important that referrals are consented to by all parties before they are made and the information is shared. You can find further information on the Citizens Advice Broxtowe website (Opens in a New Window), this service is completely free to access.