Antisocial behaviour is often a perception-based issue that can occur over time rather than in a single incident. Antisocial behaviour covers many things including:
- Graffiti and vandalism
- Littering and dog fouling
- Threatening and intimidating behaviour
- Excessive noise
We define antisocial behaviour as behaviour by an individual or group that:
- Results or is likely to result in another party feeling personally threatened
- Creates a public nuisance
- Has a detrimental impact upon the environment
- Has a detrimental effect upon the quality of life of an individual or the community as a whole
Our Street Warden Team work to reduce the fear of crime, deter antisocial behaviour and improve the physical appearance of the local environment. If you have any concerns or would like to talk to somebody about antisocial behaviour in your community:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 01594 812617
Dealing with antisocial behaviour
If the situation is an emergency (if someone’s life or health is threatened) call 999.
If antisocial behaviour is a problem in your area, there’s a lot you can do to help put a stop to it. You can:
- Talk to your neighbours to find out if they’re affected as well
- If you feel comfortable doing so, talk to the person causing the problem; they may not realise how it is affecting you
- Call Gloucestershire Constabulary’s non-emergency number, 101 and ask to speak to your local neighbourhood policing team or attend one of their regular meetings
- Use Gloucestershire Constabulary's online reporting tool for non-urgent antisocial behaviour issues: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb-v3/report-antisocial-behaviour
- Contact the council (noise, fly-tipping)
- Tell your landlord or residents’ association about the situation
Report antisocial behaviour
All complaints are treated as confidential so you don’t have to worry about your identity being revealed. Call us on 01594 810000 or report it online:Report dog fouling Report graffiti Report a fly-tip Report fly-posting Report a litter bin overflowing Report a street cleaning or litter problem
Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Case Review
The ASB Case Review gives victims of persistent anti-social behaviour the right to request a multi-agency review of their situation, when a specific threshold is met.
ASB often cannot be defined by a particular type of incident or behaviour, but more on how it can affect a victim, or victims, and their daily life. Whatever form it takes, the behaviour will cause, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm, or distress to a person. However ASB experienced within a residential setting has a lower threshold of ‘nuisance and annoyance’.
Tackling ASB is the responsibility of multiple agencies, including the police and local authority who each lead on certain types of behaviours. However, whatever the situation it is best practice for all agencies to work collaboratively to solve the problem.
The aim of the ASB Case Review is to encourage a joined-up, problem-solving and victim-centred approach to the resolution of serious and persistent ASB problems. It enables agencies to review the situation and establish if there are any further actions that can be taken to bring a case to a satisfactory resolution.
The threshold to request a review is:
- Three or more reported incidents of ASB, including hate incidents, to relevant agencies (i.e. the police/council/housing/health)
- The incidents occurred on separate occasions, within a six month period
- The ASB is an ongoing issue
The ASB Case Review Application Form is available as an online form on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (OPCC) website: https://www.gloucestershire-pcc.gov.uk/request-an-anti-social-behaviour-case-review/
A printable form can also be found on the OPCC website. It should be posted to The ASB Case Review Coordinator, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, 1 Waterwells Drive, Waterwells, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, GL2 2AN.
Alternatively, please email email@example.com or call 01452 754601 for assistance (available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).
You can find out more on Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review on the website of the Gloucestershire's Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner: https://www.gloucestershire-pcc.gov.uk
Your Community Alerts is Gloucestershire Constabulary's new, free messaging system that enables residents, businesses and community groups to participate in a two-way exchange of information about what is happening throughout the county. You can receive up-to-date messaging about incidents that may affect you.
For example, you can help tackle crime by registering for witness appeals or keep ahead of those traffic jams by registering for road closure alerts. The aim is to send relevant information which is chosen by you and together we can make a greater impact on the prevention and detection of crime and antisocial behaviour in our communities.
The service is entirely free and you can receive the messages in a way that suits you. You may subscribe to alerts via text, an alert through the mobile app or a voicemail. For more information and to sign up please:
Alcohol Exclusion Zones
We have four alcohol exclusion zones in the Forest of Dean district. These are in:
These zones give a police officer or PCSO the ability to direct people not to consume alcohol and/or to confiscate it. It then makes it an offence for anyone to fail to comply with these directions. In October 2017 alcohol exclusion zones became Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).