If you are being subjected to anti-social behaviour, which is causing you alarm, harassment or distress, then you can report it to the Cornwall Anti-Social Behaviour Team on 0300 1234 232 or online here:

Report Anti Social Behaviour

The Anti-social behaviour case worker for your area will look at your report and give the appropriate advice or action. You can also report by;

  • If the threat is causing immediate danger call 999
  • Ring the police on the non emergency number 101
  • If you are a tenant of a housing association then you can contact your local housing officer to report your concerns
  • All calls to the police are logged and these logs can be used as evidence if any court action is taken. Just the act of reporting incidents is valuable information even if the police do not attend.

What you can do now!

Reporting and recording anti-social acts is extremely important. Keeping a diary or log of events is an effective way of evidencing repeated anti-social acts. What times do the events occur? Who is normally involved? What type of behaviour is it? Please use diary sheets that may be supplied to you to make relevant, factual notes of what is happening. Anti-social behaviour is not something individuals or communities have to put up with. Together we can tackle it.

What happens when a report of anti-social behaviour is made?

In the first instance if repeated acts of anti-social behaviour are reported and evidenced then a warning should be issued to the perpetrator(s) normally from the police, council or social landlord, highlighting that the behaviour displayed is unacceptable and should cease. If the anti-social behaviour continues then a second and final warning is issued along with support to address the causes of the behaviour. If reports of anti-social acts are still reported then the last stage is generally some form of legal action.

Please note that although there is an escalation process in dealing with anti-social behavioural issues, if the behaviour is of sufficient gravity then it may constitute immediate action as opposed to going through the escalation process.

What else can be done to tackle anti-social behaviour?

Tackling anti-social behaviour is not just down to one person or service. Anti-social behaviour affects the community and therefore agencies such as the Police and Council rely on the community to report and account for incidents of such behaviour. Environmental crime is dealt with by a range of services detailed below:

Relevant department links below for the most direct response.

Dog Fouling

Civil Parking Enforcement

Fly Tipping on Council Land

Report Abandoned Cars

Noise nuisance 

A new ASB Strategy for Cornwall

Safer Cornwall has just published the our first Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy, which came into effect on 01st April 2017.

Our overarching aim is to ‘Reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour through focusing on the key priority areas identified’ which include –

  • Alcohol and Drug Misuse
  • Perceptions of ASB
  • Targeted Response
  • Vulnerability
  • Young People

Due to the range of anti-social and nuisance behaviours that are defined within the existing legislative and policy framework, Safer Cornwall recognises that ASB is a cross cutting issue that impacts on all of the Safer Cornwall strategic priorities outlined in the Partnership Plan as well as the additional key themes above. Furthermore Safer Cornwall has identified five key strategic outcomes under which they will manage anti-social behaviour over the coming 3 years.

We will seek to ensure that:

  • Reoffending is reduced in the most persistent offenders through a coordinated partnership approach
  • Residents feel that the ASB issues that matter are being tackled effectively in their local area
  • Reduced impact of ASB on communities by targeting hotspot areas as they occur
  • Those at greatest risk of harm are identified and protected
  • Young people are referred and engaged at an early stage to address factors which contribute to their anti-social behaviour

You can read the ASB Strategy Here  DRAFT Cornwall ASB Strategy 2017 - 2020

Every week new acts of anti-social behaviour are reported, but despite these reports many cases remain unreported with people forced to put up with behaviour that can blight all areas of personal and community life.

 

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Safer Cornwall are a working partnership involving: