Have your say on anti-social behaviour in public spaces

Have you been affected by anti-social behaviour (ASB) in public spaces in the area you live or work in? If so, we would like to hear your views.

We’re holding a consultation to get residents and businesses to share their views on the impact of ASB in public spaces and the response to any problems they have reported.

The aim of the survey is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Community Safety Partnership’s response to ASB in public spaces – for example, groups of people harassing others, or people taking drugs in public spaces.

The city’s community safety partnership links a range of organisations working together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Brighton & Hove, including the council and Sussex Police.

Have your say

The survey is open until 24 September. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

As part of the consultation, we’ll also be contacting professionals involved in dealing with ASB and asking them to share their views and experiences.

Councillor Leslie Pumm, chair of the Equalities, Community Safety & Human Rights Committee, said: “We hope as many people as possible who have been affected by ASB in public places in the city will take part in the survey.

“Input from residents and businesses will help us to gain greater insight into the impact of ASB in public spaces.

“And by understanding the experiences and perspectives of those directly affected, we can ensure that resources are targeted where they are most needed.”

Reporting anti-social behaviour

Everyone in Brighton & Hove has a right to feel safe.

We encourage anyone who has experienced anti-social behaviour or hate incidents, harassment or distress due to their identity, to report it. 

You can report hate incidents or ASB to Sussex Police on 101 if it’s not an emergency. In an emergency, always call 999.

Council tenants, council leaseholders and tenants of leaseholders who've experienced hate incidents or ASB should report it to Housing Customer Services. Housing association tenants need to report incidents to their landlord.

Private rented sector tenants and owner occupiers can report hate incidents and ASB to the Community Safety Team using our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form or by contacting our Community Safety team by emailing communitysafety.casework@brighton-hove.gov.uk or calling 01273 292735.

We’re also working with community partners to offer an option of reporting hate incidents to them in a confidential safe space. 

  • Rainbow Hub
    Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1UU 
    Phone: 07714 782585 
    Open: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday 
  • Possability People 
    Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton, BN2 1JE 
    Phone: 01273 894 040 
    Open: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 
  • Racial Harassment Forum 
    Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG 
    Phone: 01273 234 017 or 07563 389482 
    Open: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday


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