The Community Trigger is there to encourage us, Kent Police and other relevant bodies to work together to deal with serious and persistent cases of ASB. It also helps us check whether any more actions are needed to deal with a problem.

To activate the Community Trigger you must have reported at least three separate incidents of ASB to us or Kent Police, or if you're a Housing Association tenant, to your landlord, in the last six months. Each incident also needs to have been reported within one month of the incident taking place.

If you have reported less than three separate incidents, please refer to our anti-social behaviour page to see who else may be able to help.

To activate the Community Trigger

Please use our online form to activate the Community Trigger

The relevant agencies involved in your case will review your application and you will be told whether your case meets the Community Trigger criteria.

If it does not meet the criteria you may be given advice on what else you can do.

If it does meet the criteria, relevant agencies will carry out a review of your case and decide whether further action is necessary.

You will be allocated one person as your point of contact. They will be able to:

  • Keep you updated on your application
  • Let you know of the outcome of the review
  • Give you recommendations for future action that have been made.