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