The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act was given royal assent in March 2014 and introduced two new measures to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour. The two measures were the Community Remedy and the Community Trigger.
What is the Community Trigger?
The community trigger gives victims of Anti-Social Behaviour the opportunity to request a case review if they feel that no action or inadequate action has been taken by the local public bodies.
Who can request a community trigger case review?
A review can be made by the victim or on behalf of the victim by a family member, carer, MP or councillor.
When can an application be made?
A request for a case review can be made if the trigger threshold has been met. The threshold in the North Wales Police area is 3 incidents within a 6 months period. All incidents must have occurred within 1 month of the incident being reported. The application must be made to the relevant public body that has received the 3 reports. The public bodies are listed below.
- Anglesey County Council - 01248 750057
- Conwy Borough County Council - 01492 574000
- Denbighshire County Council - 01824 706101
- Flintshire County Council - 01352 702590
- Gwynedd County Council - 01766 771000
- Wrexham Borough County Council - 01978 292000
- North Wales Housing - 01492 572727
- Grwp Cynefin - 0300 1112122
- Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd - 0300 1238084
- Cartrefi Conwy - 01745 335361
- Clwyd-Alun - 01978 364449
- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - 01248 682682 (ext 2665)
How do you request a review?
To request a case review you need to complete the online application form, the form can be found on the relevant websites. If you have reported three incidents to North Wales Police the link at the bottom of the page will take you to the application form.
What will happen to your request after you have submitted your application form?
Once you have sent in your application form you will receive an acknowledgement from the relevant body within 5 working days.
Within 15 working days the Anti-Social Behaviour co-ordinator for your area will contact you to advise you whether the trigger threshold has been met.
If confirmed your case will:
- Be reviewed at a case meeting to discuss the actions taken,
- They will consider if the actions were adequate based on reasonable expectations and timescales.
- Within 5 working days of the case review meeting will be discussed with you.