ASB Awareness Week
Anti-Social Behaviour Week is 18th-22nd July 2022. We want to share with you what it’s all about and what we have in store to help raise awareness and encourage resolutions, so can all work together to make your communities safer places to live.
What’s going on as part of ASB Awareness Week?
We’ll be using our social media channels to inform and raise awareness about ASB throughout the week, as well as doing regular patrols on many of our estates. You’ll also find us in the following locations:
- On Thursday 21st July, between 11am – 2pm, we’ll be setting up camp in Redhill town centre (near McDonalds), in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. This will be a one stop shop for advice on ASB and signposting for any issues you may be having. We’ll be joined by Mediation Surrey, Victim Support and Surrey Police.
- On Friday 22nd July, between 3 – 5pm, we’ll be running a community litter pick at Riverside, Horley. We’ll be meeting at 3pm at the following car park: *Riverside Garden Park, Horley, RH6 7LN. We’ll be joined by partnering organisations – Youth Work from the YMCA, Surrey Police, and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Environmental Agency.
Come along and bring the kids, especially if they’ve finished school early with it being the end of the school year. We’ll have a stall and refreshments, as well as our popular smoothie bikes.
*Please note, parking at Riverside Garden Park is free but spaces are limited. There may be a few spaces in Riverside itself please be aware that all roads except Riverside Road are permit parking only.
What is ASB and what can I do about it?
ASB is conduct that causes harassment, nuisance or distress to another person. It includes a wide range of unacceptable behaviour that affects the quality of life for those in the community.
We have a whole heap of information on our website about what is and isn’t classed as ASB, how to report it, the next steps, what to do if you are unhappy with the resolution and where to go for extra support.
What is a Community Trigger?
A Community Trigger gives people the right to request a multi-agency review of their case if they feel their complaint about ASB has not been dealt with properly. It’s a collaborative problem-solving approach amongst the Police, the council and other relevant parties.
It’s important you know about Community Trigger because you may think you’ve reached the end of the line with your dispute, but that may not actually be the case. You can activate a Community Trigger if you have reported an incident to us, the Police or the council three or more times in a six-month period and the problem is still occurring. Each incident must have been reported within a month of it happening.
See our website for information on when it should be used and how to start the process, as well as useful links for information on each local authority’s Community Trigger.
Photo: Raven staff after signing a pledge in 2021 to show our commitment to tackling ASB.
During ASB Awareness Week, we will be actively working with partners in your local area, including the Borough Council and Police, to bring you more information. See the below presentation put together by Crimestoppers for further advice on ASB and the support available.