What is anti-social behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour is committed by a small fraction of the population but has a damaging impact on communities, local businesses and visitors to the area. We know that it can’t be tackled in isolation; we work with the Community Safety Partnership to tackle it - meaning communities can feel safer in their neighbourhoods.
We will intervene when low level anti-social behaviour is identified and address it. If interventions do not stop it, we may take appropriate enforcement action to deal with it. All complaints of anti-social behaviour will be taken seriously and recorded immediately.
You have the option of remaining anonymous, if you do this and we have no means of contacting you, the investigation may be adversely affected by lack of evidence. You can remain anonymous but still leave a contact number such as a mobile, so we can contact you to ask any further questions or update you where necessary. After investigation we will gather any evidence and take any necessary action where possible.
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 includes a new measure which is designed to give victims and communities a say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with. The Community Trigger or ASB Case Review gives victims the ability to require action, starting with a review of their case if certain criteria are met.
Our housing department also give anti-social help and advice for our tenants.
Types of anti-social behaviour can include but are not limited to the following:
- Noise nuisance - loud parties, shouting, noise from TVs, radios and burglar alarms)
- Intimidation and harassment
- Aggressive and threatening language and behaviour
- Drug, alcohol and solvent misuse related nuisance
- Local environmental quality issues - litter, dog fouling, graffiti, fly-tipping and nuisance vehicles. Click here to read details of a recent prosecution by Tamworth Borough Council for breach of a Community Protection Notice.
- Actual violence or threats of violence against people and property
- Racial harassment and/or other hate related behaviour
- Nuisance bikes ridden ‘off road’ - Please see the Operation Motocrush leaflet here.
Each case is assessed on its own merits. There may be situations where behaviour reported does not exceed reasonable levels. In such cases, our involvement may be limited to providing advice and assistance. Such situations may include:
- Children falling out with each other
- People carrying out DIY jobs unless at unreasonable hours
- People carrying out day to day activities in their own home unless at unreasonable hours
- Noise of children playing in their own home
- Children playing ball games in the street unless those playing ball are taking part in other more serious nuisance such as verbal abuse, playing at unreasonable hours or criminal damage.
- Report it online
- Tamworth Anti-Social Behaviour Team: Tel: 01827 709709 or Police 101 Email: email@example.com
- Environmental issues - littering, dog fouling, fly tipping, abandoned vehicles: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Wardens: Tel: 01827 709709. Email: email@example.com
- Tamworth Police. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Victim & Witness Champion for Anti-Social Behaviour: Tel: 01827 785067 Mobile: 07960204366 Email: email@example.com
- Neighbourhood Watch: www.owl.co.uk/staffs/
- Pathways Project (24 Hour) Tel: 01543 676 800
If the nuisance is happening at the present time and is affecting your quality of life please report it to Tamworth Police on 101. Only dial 999 when:
- There is a threat to life or a crime is in progress at that moment
- Offenders are nearby or a serious accident has happened
- ASB Community Trigger (ASB case reviews)