The Community Trigger
The Community Trigger is a new power available under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
It gives victims and communities a greater say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with by giving them the ability to request a review of their case if they feel that insufficient action has been taken to resolve the matter.
The threshold for using the trigger in Warwickshire was updated in 2019 and 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.
At least three 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. To initiate a Community Trigger, please visit their individual web pages for details:
- North Warwickshire Borough Council
- Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
- Rugby Borough Council
- Stratford District Council
- Warwick District Council
If applicants are not satisfied with the outcome of the review into their case, or the decision that they didn’t meet the trigger threshold, they have a right of appeal.
For cases in North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Stratford and Warwick, appeals should be made to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. For cases in Rugby, appeals should be made to the Rugby Borough Council Customer and Performance Scrutiny Committee. Applicants should be provided with information about how to appeal when they are informed of their right to do so.