North East Lincolnshire Council

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can be a real cause for concern. It doesn’t just make life unpleasant, it holds back the regeneration of disadvantaged areas and creates an environment where more serious crime can take hold.

Examples of Anti-Social Behaviour:

  • Rowdy, noisy behaviour
  • ‘Yobbish’ behaviour
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Dealing or buying drugs on the street
  • Fly-tipping rubbish
  • Aggressive begging
  • Street drinking
  • Setting off fireworks late at night
  • Dog fouling
  • Prostitution
  • Abandoned vehicles

Report anti-social behaviour online

Community Trigger

There may be occasions when you would like to request a formal review of an of anti-social behaviour complaint. This can now be done using the community trigger process, which is introduced on October 20th 2014 as part of the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The Community Trigger has not replaced our own complaints procedure, but brings together agencies to take a joined-up approach to find a solution.

If a member of the public has complained to The Safer Communities Anti-Social Behaviour Team or Humberside Police three times about separate incidents of anti-social behaviour in the previous six months they can ask for a review of their case.

All requests for case reviews will be assessed by a number of key people within the partnership and if they agree that the criteria are met, a full case review will be carried out with a view to the partnership making recommendations of any further action which can help solve the problem. Anyone who makes a request under the Community Trigger process will be kept fully updated as part of the process.

Requests from members of the public for a Community Trigger case review can be made by:

The Community Trigger – February 2015 to March 2016

  • the number of applications received – two
  • the number of times the threshold for review was not met – one
  • the number of case reviews carried out – one
  • the number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made – one

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)  – Controlled Drinking Zones

In April 2015 power to control the consumption of alcohol across seven North East Lincolnshire wards: West Marsh, East Marsh, Park, Heneage, Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and South. The order means that a request can be made to individuals or groups to stop drinking or hand over alcohol if they involved in drinking related anti-social behaviour. If they refuse to do so they could be served with a fixed penalty notice of £100.


View copies of the Public Space Protection Orders:

South Ward PSPO (PDF)

Park Ward PSPO (PDF)

Sidney Sussex Ward PSPO (PDF)

Croft Baker Ward PSPO (PDF)

East Marsh Ward PSPO (PDF)

Heneage Ward PSPO (PDF)

West Marsh Ward PSPO (PDF)

Victims Champion

The Victims Champion for North East Lincolnshire helps repeat victims of anti-social behaviour, victims of hate crime and vulnerable victims within our community. The aim of the Victims Champion is to help more people, to make sure that those that need help get it, to promote the ASB service across the area, and, adding value to what is already in place. If you are a repeat victim of ASB or feel vulnerable and need support ring (01472) 313131 and ask for the Victims Champion.