Archive 2015

Cannabis Nightmare

“By writing my story I am hoping that this will bring to light Anti- Social Behaviour and the effects this can have on people – we should not live in fear.” Lizzy, Bristol This is my story – I live in Bedminster, Bristol – I am a full- time mum. I work full-time for Bristol

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To Move or Not To Move

“My best advice is to move away from them … 5 families from this road sold up when this problem family moved in” ‘Chris’, London. ‘Chris’ and his partner have been moaning to the local authority since 2006 and claim lots of other people have complained about a particular family who behave in the following ways:

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Stalking not taken Seriously

“There very soon comes a time in stalking/harassment crime when SOMEONE has to do SOMETHING PRACTICAL to intervene. Only they don’t.” ‘Elaine’ of Bristol We receive a whole variety of stories through our survey which is unsurprising given the breadth of anti-social behaviour. Of great concern, however, are two very similar stories we have read

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Distant West Midlands

As a small charity we are not able to assist individual victims as a rule. We have, however, invited feedback about the Community Trigger to help us understand victims’ experiences of this new power. Interestingly, two victims both in West Midlands have both expressed frustration over the lack of assistance they have received from their

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One Year On – Trigger Thoughts

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 coming into force. Legislation that promised a louder voice for victims and swifter respite from the effects of anti-social behaviour. A year ago I asked whether, with reference to the Community Trigger or Anti-social Behaviour Case Review, we would all become

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Community Solidarity

“Since we have come together as a community and all complained every time something happens the authorities are taking notice.” ‘Kate’ of Bognor Regis. A number of residents of one neighbourhood are suffering ASB consisting of loud music with inappropriate lyrics, dogs crying, cars revving, swearing, shouting, fighting, bonfires, and drug dealing. ‘Kate’, a home

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Emotionally Detached Housing Associations

“The Housing Association will drag its feet as long as it can and pay lip service to wonderful policies it has put in place.” Anonymous of Caerphilly This particular victim has suffered a catalogue of anti-social behaviour, all emanating from one house. The list includes: never ending loud music, shooting and killing of wildlife outside

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