Anti-Social Behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is any activity that is considered aggressive, destructive or intimidating and influences the quality of another persons life. It can be categorised through these anti-social behaviour strands.

  • Teenagers hanging around the streets
  • Rubbish or Litter lying around
  • Dog fouling
  • Vandalism, graffiti and deliberate damage to property or vehicles
  • 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 Council, Merseyside Police and Community Safety Partners recognise that anti-social behaviour, disorder, drug misuse and environmental crime are high on the list of your priorities for action. We understand that if you become a victim of anti-social behaviour it can have a devastating effect on your quality of life.

We are continuing to work with our partners to deliver on our ASB pledge and will support our local Neighbourhood Policing Teams to identify, tackle and eradicate ASB.

We use a wide range of ASB 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 vehicle nuisance and neighbour nuisance.
  • Summer (Safespace) to reduce asb in parks and open spaces
  • Autumn (Be the Good Guy) to reduce asb and nuisance fires in the lead-up to Halloween and Bonfire night.

What can you do?

We will always tackle anti-social behaviour professionally and with priority. But, community support can also play a key role in helping to reduce anti-social behaviour.

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