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Safety and crime

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

5. The Community Trigger

The Community Trigger is there to encourage us, the Police and other relevant bodies to work together to deal with serious and persistent cases of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).

It's also there to check whether any more action is needed to deal with the problems.

In order to activate the Community Trigger so that we can intervene and help you, you must have reported at least three separate incidents of ASB to us or the Police or, if you're a Housing Association tenant, to your landlord, in the last six months. Each incident needs to have been reported within one month of the incident taking place.

I've reported less than three separate incidents

Please refer to our useful 'Who Do I Call?' guide to find out the best department to contact.

I've reported at least three separate incidents

Please use our online form to activate the Community Trigger.

Once the Community Trigger has been activated, your application will be reviewed by the relevant agencies involved in your case.

You will be told whether your case meets the Community Trigger criteria.

If it doesn't, you may be given advice on what else you can do. If it does, the relevant agencies will carry out a review of your case. They will consider what actions have been taken and whether other actions need to be taken. You will be allocated one person as your contact and they will keep you updated on your Community Trigger application including the outcome of the review and if any recommendations for future action have been made.


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