Anti-Social Behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is any activity that causes harrassment, alarm or distress and influences the quality of another persons life. Examples can be.

  • Off-road or nuisance vehicle use
  • Fly tipping or littering
  • Allowing your dog to foul without clearing it up
  • Vandalism, graffiti and deliberate damage to property
  • Noisy Neighbours or Loud parties
  • Abandoned or burnt our cars
  • People using or dealing drugs
  • People being drunk or rowdy in public places

What are we doing to tackle anti-social behaviour?

St.Helens Borough Council, Merseyside Police and the Safer St Helens Community Safety partners recognise that ASB, drug misuse and environmental crime are high on the list of your priorities for action. We understand that if you become a victim of ASB it can have a devastating effect on your quality of life.

We are continuing to work together to identify, challenge and where appropriate, educate or prosecute those who commit ASB.

We use a wide range of legislation and tools to help tackle perpetrators and run a number of annual campaigns to tackle seasonal rises in anti-social behaviour:

  • Spring (Springwatch) to tackle expected rises in ASB, off-road vehicles, nuisance fires and neighbour nuisance.
  • Summer (Safespace) to reduce ASB in parks and open spaces
  • Autumn (Good Guy) to reduce the likelihood of accidents and damage relating to ASB and nuisance fires in the period around Halloween and Bonfire night.

What can you do?

We will always tackle ASB professionally and with priority. But, community support plays a key role in helping to reduce it.

There are a number of ways you can play an active role in your community:

  • Report anti-social behaviour when you see it happening
  • Join a community watch group on social media
  • Keep a log detailing who is involved and when to gather evidence