Anti Social Behaviour
Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) can be a real problem for some communities and the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership is committed to tackling ASB and helping the residents of the district to feel safe.
What Can We Do?
Tackling ASB effectively requires many local agencies to work together and the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership enables Councils, Police, Housing Associations, Probation, Fire and Health services and other organisations to work effectively to reduce and prevent ASB.
When ASB happens, organisations of the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership can help. We can use a range of tools and powers to tackle ASB and will take enforcement powers to stop it. This is why, when we receive complaints of ASB, we ask people to record what they see, when they see it, who they see and where they see it. This information is vital. By taking a stand against ASB, together we can stop it.
In addition to responding to complaints of ASB, our partnership organisations also spend a lot of time out in the community. This allows us to identify emerging problems, understand our communities’ needs and provide reassurance that issues are being dealt with.
We all want our neighbourhoods to be free from ASB and when ASB happens, we all want it dealt with so that people can feel safe.
What Can You Do?
We can only take action against ASB if we are aware it is happening. If you do experience ASB it is important that you report it; don’t rely on someone else. We would rather have 10 people call us about the same incident than no calls at all. We can only take action when issues are reported.
If you are experiencing ASB it is important you report it and when you do, there are Minimum Standards you can expect from our organisations when dealing with your issues.
How to report ASB
If you want to report an ASB incident you can contact:
In a non emergency contact West Mercia Police on 101
If you are a tenant or leaseholder of a housing association, such as Wyre Forest Community Housing, you can also contact them as they have specific powers to tackle problems such as anti social neighbours.
Contact Wyre Forest Community Housing freephone 0800 169 4002
Remember in an emergency, you should always call 999
An emergency is:
- When a crime is happening;
- When someone suspected of a crime is nearby; and or
- When someone is injured, being threatened, or in danger.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can pass on information about crimes to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, either on 0800 555 111 or visit their website to report on line. Information is taken 24 hours day, 7 days a week, including Christmas Day.
To find out more about the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWCSP), please contact us.
The community trigger gives victims and communities the right to request a review of their anti-social behaviour case and brings agencies together to find a resolution.
For more information about the community trigger visit the North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership website.