What is anti-social behaviour?
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defines anti-social behaviour as acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause ‘harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons, not of the same households’.
Examples of anti-social behaviour include:
- nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
- vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
- street drinking or alcohol related disorder
- abusive behaviour
- environmental damage including littering, fly-tipping and abandoning cars
- inconsiderate or inappropriate use of vehicles
- prostitution related activity
- begging and vagrancy
- fireworks misuse
Along with our community safety partner agencies, we have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from it.
The community safety partnership co-ordinates a multi-agency response to reports of anti-social behaviour. We do not take referrals from the public, who should report incidents of anti-social behaviour to one of our partner organisations such as the police.
We receive reports of anti-social behaviour from partner agencies including schools, the police, the health service and housing associations.
South Wales Community Trigger
The South Wales Community Trigger gives victims of anti-social behaviour the right to have their case reviewed. A person who has experienced and reported three incidents of anti-social behaviour in six months can start a review of their case. They must have reported the anti-social behaviour to the police, council or a housing association.
You can find more information on community triggers on the police commissioner’s website.
You can contact your community trigger co-ordinator for Bridgend county borough using the following information.