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New ‘Community Trigger’ power available to victims of anti-social behaviour from today

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New anti-social behaviour legislation has come into force today. Victims of anti-social behaviour now have the ability to initiate a ‘Community Trigger’ if they are not satisfied with how their case has been dealt with.

The Community Trigger is a new power introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The threshold for using the trigger in Warwickshire is as follows:

An individual has reported three separate incidents relating to the same problem in the past six months to the Council, Police or their landlord, and feel that insufficient action has been taken to resolve the matter.

OR

At least five people have made reports about the same problem in the past six months to the Council, Police or their landlord and feel that insufficient action has been taken to resolve the matter.

Community Triggers are dealt with by the District or Borough Councils. Visit our website for more information.

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