Anti-social behaviour can take many forms and can severely affect your quality of life.
It can include noise nuisance, graffiti, street drinking, verbal abuse, rowdy behaviour by groups of people, neighbour disputes and hate incidents. Both victims and perpetrators of anti-social behaviour can be of any age or from any background.
Stafford Borough Council is part of the Stafford Community Wellbeing Partnership and we work together with a number of partners, including social landlords, Police and other agencies to resolve complaints of anti-social behaviour.
There are powers available to Local Authorities and the Police to help tackle anti-social behaviour, as part of The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The Community Trigger is part of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. It gives victims and communities the right to request a review of their anti-social behaviour complaints. It can be used when a person believes that no or insufficient action has been taken and that the anti-social behaviour is ongoing.
If anti-social behaviour is affecting specific areas across the borough of Stafford, then the council can apply for a Public Spaces Protection Order. This can ban certain activities such as street drinking, dogs off leads, large groups gathering.