If antisocial behaviour (ASB) is affecting your quality of life, or making you fear for your safety or the safety of others, there are people who can help. You can contact the police, your local council Community Safety Department or, if relevant, your housing provider.

These partner agencies have a role to play in reducing anti-social behaviour, supporting the most vulnerable and dealing with the people responsible.

Antisocial behaviour is an incident that falls short of a crime, where the behaviour of an individual or group causes or is likely to cause:

  • harassment, alarm or distress to any person, not of the same household
  • another party feeling personally threatened
  • creates a public nuisance or detrimental impact upon the environment
  • has a detrimental effect upon the quality of life of an individual or the community as a whole

Advice

It is important to keep records of when and what behaviour is happening. Don't be afraid to tell one of the partner agencies about it and to ask for support when you need it. To help you and others:

Antisocial behaviour case review ('Community Trigger')

The Case Review empowers repeat victims of antisocial behaviour to ask for a review of the actions partner agencies have taken to resolve their concerns. To be eligible, you need to:

  • have experienced three incidents as an individual in the last six months
  • be five individuals in the local community who have separately reported similar incidents, where you all feel dissatisfied with the action taken and all agree that they want to raise the Case Review


Each of the incidents need to have been reported within one month of them taking place and you must apply for Case Review within six months of the latest incident. The victim can be a business, individual or a community group.

How to use the Case Review

You can activate a Case Review in your area by emailing or writing to a local contact:

After your initial enquiry, the contact in your local area will get in touch, tell you if you've met the criteria for the Review and what happens next.

Northampton Borough Council

Email us 

Or write to:

Community Safety Partnership Manager
Northampton Borough Council/Northampton Community Safety Partnership
The Guildhall
St Giles Square
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1DE

Kettering Borough Council

Email us 

Or write to:

Kettering Borough Council
Bowling Green Road
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 7QX

Daventry District Council and South Northants Council

Email us 

Or write to:

Community Partnerships Manager
Daventry District Council and South Northamptonshire Council
Council Offices
Lodge Road
Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11 4FP

Wellingborough

Email us

Or write to:

Community Safety Officer
Borough Council of Wellingborough
Swanspool House
Doddington Rd
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 1BP

East Northants

Email us

Or write to:

Community Partnerships Manager
East Northamptonshire Council
Cedar Drive
Thrapston
Northamptonshire
NN14 4LZ