Anti Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day to day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that makes many people's lives a misery. Broxtowe Borough Council's aim is to address this behaviour through prevention and early intervention, enforcement, support for victims and perpetrators and effective partnership working.

Therefore, not all complaints about acts of anti-social behaviour go as far as the courts, we believe the most effective way to tackle anti-social behaviour is to stop it happening in the first place.

However, Broxtowe Borough Council's Legal Team will utilise a range of legal interventions to protect vulnerable individuals and communities whenever informal interventions fail, dependant on relevant up-to-date evidence being available to prove the offence and satisfy the courts.  The legal section of the council prepare court files and issue a variety of enforcement actions as well as providing general advice and assistance to all departments involved in anti-social behaviour prevention and intervention.

Examples of interventions utilised by Broxtowe Borough Council include:

  • Environmental improvements
  • Public Spaces Protection Orders
  • Closed Circuit Television
  • Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Warning letters
  • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts
  • Mediation Services
  • Closure Notices/Closure Orders
  • Community Trigger: Review of response to complaints
  • Injunctions
  • Criminal Behaviour Orders
  • Community Protection Notices
  • Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Recovery of Possession of a dwelling-house
  • Recovery of Possession of dwelling houses: Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Enforcement of the Microchipping of Dogs Regulations

Broxtowe Borough Council also has a number of departments that utilise specific powers in order to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Departments that utilise specific powers

  • Communities
  • Environmental Health
  • Housing
  • Mediation
  • Planning

 

Contact Us

Legal & Planning Services

T: (0115) 917 3067

Page Last Updated: 18/10/2016