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Anti Social Behaviour
Safer South Warwickshire (South Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership)
Tackling anti-social behaviour is a high priority for the South Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership. Any resident concerned about anti-social behaviour is entitled to know what level of service they can expect.
What is Anti-Social Behaviour?
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defines anti-social behaviour as:
“Behaviour likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress to one or more people who are not in the same household as the perpetrator."
This covers a wide range of unacceptable behaviour which can have a negative effect on an individual or the wider community.
Who do I contact if I am affected by Anti-Social Behaviour?
If the problem is an immediate emergency then call the Police on 999.
In a non emergency situation you can contact Warwickshire Police on 01926 415000.
This Council is responsible for co-ordinating action to tackle Anti Social Behaviour. Two Anti-Social Behaviour Officers are employed in South Warwickshire, one working In Stratford-on-Avon District and the other in Warwick District.
You can report your problem by telephone to Stratford on Avon District Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Officers:
Monday to Wednesday - Kully Deol on 01789 260602 / 07583 046061 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday to Friday - Paul Greewal on 01789 260123 / 07973 832075 or by email email@example.com
In some cases you may wish to make contact directly with the organisation which has the powers to address your problem.
Housing - In Stratford-on-Avon District, social housing is the responsibility of a number of Housing Associations – please seek advice from the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer.
Noise etc - For Stratford-on-Avon District, please contact the Environmental Protection team on 01789 260835 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What action can be taken to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour?
In South Warwickshire, we believe in the effectiveness of early intervention and operate a tiered response tailored to the particular circumstances of the anti-social behaviour. We employ a wide range of interventions that have proved effective in addressing anti-social behaviour, the most common of which are:
- Advisory and Warning letters that are sent to perpetrators or their guardians outlining the unacceptable behaviour and warning that further action will follow should the behaviour continue.
- Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC), voluntary but formal document signed by the perpetrator committing to stop behaving in an unacceptable way.
Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO) A Court order that if breached can result in a fine or imprisonment.
- Dispersal Order, an order which gives the Police powers to disperse groups in a designated area.
Possession Order, a Court order that allows a social landlord to evict tenants who have breached their tenancy agreement.
What is the Minimum Standard of service that I can expect?
South Warwickshire CSP is dedicated to a multi agency approach to reducing the number of incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour and the fear of Anti Social Behaviour.
We will ensure that:
- All reports of Anti-Social Behaviour are treated seriously, and all individuals are treated fairly with dignity and respect.
- All victims of Anti-Social Behaviour are given as much support as possible, and where appropriate referred to support agencies.
- Where appropriate, offenders will be offered support to help change their behaviour.
- All Anti-Social Behaviour reports will be recorded and investigated where appropriate and all victims and witnesses will be kept informed of key actions.
- We will deal promptly and effectively with any problem reported to us or we will pass it to an organisation that we consider may be more effective in resolving the issue.
- All relevant agencies will co-operate in addressing any issues of Anti-Social Behaviour; sharing information where necessary & appropriate whilst adopting a multiagency problem solving approach.
- We will adopt an early intervention approach, and we will work together with all other agencies, making full use of the tools and powers available to us.
Who can I talk to if I am unhappy about the response to my problem?
In the first instance any problems should be reported to the Community Safety Manager, Karin Stanley on 01789 260619 or by email email@example.com
Please see our page on the Community Trigger to find out how else we can give victims and communities the right to require action, where an ongoing problem or issue has not been addressed.