Taking Action

What we will do

  • we will fully investigate your complaint
  • your complaint will be confidential
  • we will only pass on details of your case to other agencies with your consent.
  • we will regularly review your case and keep you updated on progress
  • we will only take action that you have agreed with.

How we can take action

  • interview identified perpetrators and formally warn them about their behaviour.
  • obtain injunctions and/or undertakings from the county court
  • take legal action to evict perpetrators from their home

Taking legal action

To obtain injunctions or take other action, a court requires good evidence:

  • evidence must be first-hand
  • evidence must be clearly set out with specific dates about incidents. for this you can fill out a diary sheet (see end of this page to print one out)
  • evidence must show anti-social behaviour has had a substantial effect
  • evidence must convince the judge it is reasonable to grant an injunction or possession order.

We recognise giving evidence in court can be very demanding. We work closely with organisations such as Victim Support to provide support and advice to witnesses and victims.

ASB incident diary

To take action in an ASB case we must gather evidence. The best type of evidence is eyewitness reports from the person experiencing or witnessing anti-social behaviour. To gather this evidence we ask residents to fill in a diary record of incidents.

Incident Diary Sheets [pdf] 252KB  
Incident Diary Sheets (Bengali) [pdf] 2MB