The Brighton & Hove Community Safety Partnership, which includes the police, the council and registered housing providers, works together to tackle anti-social behaviour and hate incidents.
The Community Trigger is a process you can use to ask agencies to review their response to anti-social behaviour or hate incidents you have reported.
You can use the Community Trigger if you have reported three separate incidents within the past six months to the police, the council or your housing provider and no action has been taken. You can activate the Community Trigger on behalf of someone else if you have their written consent.
The Community Trigger is designed to ensure that there is a review where cases have been reported and no action has been taken. It is not a complaints procedure.
If your case meets these criteria you will be notified within three working days. Your case will be reviewed and recommendations may be made as to how the case can progress will be reported to you within ten working days.
I don't meet the criteria, what do I do now?
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) and hate incidents
If this is the first time you are reporting this issue or concern, you can report it by:
- filling out our online ASB and hate crime report form
- contacting Sussex Police
- calling the casework team on 01273 292735
- reporting directly to your housing office or housing association, if you are a tenant of a social landlord.
To find out more take a look at our anti-social behaviour page.
The city has agreed Victim and Witness Service Standards (PDF 125KB) which set out clear standards of service, stating what you can expect when you report anti-social behaviour.
Environmental health, including noise and animal welfare
- complete our online environmental health reporting form
- call 01273 292929 (option 6).
- complete the Sussex Police online abandoned vehicles reporting form
- call 01273 292929 (option 7).
- fill in our online grafitti reporting form
- call 01273 292929 (option 8).
- In emergencies, always call 999.
I'm not sure I want to report my concern at the moment, is there anything else I can do?
Sometimes, simply talking to a neighbour or someone else in your community about your concerns can help.
You could also raise your concern at your Local Action Team, community or resident association meeting. Your neighbourhood police officer, police community support officer or a community safety officer will often be at these meetings.
How do I make a complaint or give feedback?
If you wish to comment on the service you have received, both the council and the police have complaints and feedback forms: