Housing Associations and the Community Trigger

Much of our work on the Community Trigger has focused on councils and police, mainly because they represent the lead agency across England and Wales.  However, housing associations are a key player in Community Safety and named as one of the relevant bodies in the Community Trigger legislation.  What are housing associations doing to promote

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Good Initiatives; On the beat and getting results:

Many people call for visible police patrols in their local community to try and improve community safety. In Weymouth, two uniformed officers have been doing exactly that. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council worked with Dorset police, British Transport Police, Dorset County Council and the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner to set up Community Safety Accreditation

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Stalking Protection Orders – a step in the right direction to tackle stalking within the United Kingdom:

Harassment can be defined as: “the act of systematic and/or continued, unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands”. There are many types of anti-social behaviour within the category of harassment, with one of them being stalking. Stalking can be defined as unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual

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NEWS RELEASE: SAFETY NET FAILING VICTIMS

Agencies Ignore Victims of Anti-Social Behaviour at their Peril Legislation is ignored and victims of anti-social behaviour continue to be held at arm’s length, a new report finds. Work undertaken by charity ASB Help identifies numerous failing with the Community Trigger, also called the ASB Case Review, introduced as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime

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Anti-Social Behaviour debate in the House of Commons (7/2/2019):

It is great to see Anti-social behaviour being debated in the House of Commons. It shows that MP’s are taking an interest in the concerns of their constituents and are using their voice to try and bring about change. It was noted that the only thing that is currently mentioned more in Parliament is Brexit,

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Police Distance

My last blog was about the Switchboard Stress of trying to contact local councils to find out some information about the Community Trigger.  A member of the public commented on the post on our Facebook page that they had been one of the people I was concerned about: trying to activate a Community Trigger through

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Switchboard Stress

I had what seemed a simple job – contact 12 councils that had the greatest number of Community Triggers per data we had collected a couple of years ago. I did not realise the Switchboard Stress I was about to undergo. Finding an email was relatively easy – however, only one responded to that email.

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Public Spaces Protection Orders; Good or bad?

A Public Space Protection Order prohibits specific things being done in a restricted area. For example, it can stop drunk anti-social behaviour in a certain area by making it an offence to not hand over alcohol when asked. The order can only be in place for a maximum of three years and unlike Community Protection

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