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Anti-social behaviour

Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is behaviour which causes harassment alarm and/or distress. It can be very damaging to individuals and communities and The Daventry District & South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, which includes the police, the council and registered housing providers, works together to tackle it.

Types of anti-social behaviour can include: 


How to report an incident

You can report anti-social behaviour using our online form

The Community Safety Partnership will respond by considering the reported incident, consulting with you and by liaising with partner agencies.


You can also report incidents of anti-social behaviour by contacting the relevant agency direct


Daventry District Council Anti-Social Behaviour Service Standards


Community Trigger

The Daventry District & South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, which includes the police, the council and registered housing providers, works together to tackle anti-social behaviour.

What is the Community Trigger?

The community trigger is a mechanism designed to give victims of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) the right to a review of their case.

When certain criteria are met, agencies are required to review how previous complaints of ASB have been dealt with, and what further action (if any) is required.


Who can activate the Community Trigger?

The trigger can be activated by either the victim themselves or someone on their behalf – such as a carer, family member or councillor. A victim can be an individual, business or community group.


What is the Community Trigger criteria?

The following criteria must be met:

  • 3 reported incidents of ASB in the previous 6 months, to a relevant agency (police, council, housing provider)
  • Each report has been made within 1 month of the alleged incident
  • None of the reports were anonymous
  • Each reported incident must have caused harassment, alarm or distress       



Each local authority has nominated a Community Trigger single point of contact, who will review any trigger activations against the criteria set. They will also consider the persistence of the ASB and the harm or potential harm caused.


What happens if the criteria is met?

A review will take place involving all relevant partners. The review will result in 3 outcomes;

No Further Action (which can be appealed)

Further action identified and prepared into an action plan with appropriate and realistic time scales

No Further Action due to impending circumstances – for example awaiting court results       


When is it not suitable to use the Community Trigger?

The community trigger is not a complaints process. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of a case contact the relevant organisations and ask for their complaints process.


How to activate the Community Trigger?

Details of the Community Trigger single point of contact (SPOC) for each local authority area are provided below. If your call is an emergency please dial 999.


Email address: communitysafety@daventrydc.gov.uk  


Postal address:

Kevin Fagan

Community Partnerships Manager

Council Offices

Lodge Road


NN11 4FP


What happens once the Community Trigger is activated?


If you have activated the Community Trigger the relevant SPOC for your area will contact you, and advise whether the criteria has been met and detail the next steps in the process.