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People & Communities

Our Community Safety team works with local people, communities and organisations to:

  • respond to issues of anti-social behavior

  • support victims

  • take positive action against offenders.

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 defines anti-social behaviour as 'behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person.'

Sometimes the best way to stop anti-social behaviour is to politely talk to the individual(s) responsible. Calmly discussing the behaviour and its impact can stop it from happening. Don't try this if it puts you in danger.

How do we deal with anti-social behaviour?

The council, in partnership with other organisations, follow the government guidance under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.  Further information is available on the Home Office website.

Social housing residents with complaints about their tenancy should contact their housing provider first.

Anti-social behaviour is not:

  • being unable to park outside your own home

  • children playing in the street or communal areas

  • civil disputes between neighbours, for example disagreements over shared driveways

  • lifestyle differences

  • respectful playing of ball games

  • young people gathering socially - unless they are intimidating other members of the community.

How do I report anti-social behaviour?

To report anti-social behaviour please use the link to the form below.

Report Anti-Social Behaviour

Alternatively, you can call us on 01480 388388 or email

Community trigger

The community trigger gives victims of anti-social behaviour the right to request a review of their case, where they believe the complaint has not been properly dealt with.

A complainant, or someone acting on their behalf, can use the community trigger if:

  • they have reported anti-social behaviour to an agency such as the council, police, housing association etc three or more times in the last six months and

  • the investigation into the anti-social behaviour has been completed.

To apply, complete the application form below and email it to

Download the Community Trigger Application Form

If your application is accepted, an independent panel will review it to see if all reasonable and appropriate actions were taken. We will keep you up to date at all stages of the review.

If your application is not accepted, we will let you know why. We will still provide you with advice, based on your circumstances.

Community trigger data

The table below shows the number of Community Trigger applications the Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership (HCSP) has received and the resulting actions, for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022:

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Number of applications made 2
Number of times decided that threshold met 2
Number of ASB case reviews carried out 2
Number of ASB case reviews where recommendations made 2