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Anti-social behaviour

If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, please call 101. In an emergency, call 999. If it is a council matter like fly tipping, you should contact the council.

If it is a public protection issue, for example noise pollution, please contact the Shared Regulatory Services.

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.

Contact

Community Safety Partnership

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 306069

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