GET YOUR FINGER ON THE COMMUNITY TRIGGER – AND ‘GUN DOWN’ ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR!
People who have suffered repeated instances of antisocial behaviour now have a new means of demanding that the council, police and registered social landlords review their case.
The community trigger can be activated nationwide from Monday (20th) by anybody who has complained three times about separate incidents of antisocial behaviour (ASB) in the preceding six months and are not happy with the way matters have been handled.
They may feel that their complaints were not properly addressed, or that there had been no, or insufficient, action taken.
The trigger is designed to ensure that the various groups work together to resolve any complaints and ensure an appropriate response.
In Croydon the community trigger can be activated by:
completing an online form;
emailing [email protected];
calling 020 8726 6000; or
writing to Croydon Council antisocial behaviour team, 10A Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.
The following information is required.
The date of each complaint made in the past six months.
Details of where you complained (name, organisation, reference numbers).
Details of the antisocial behaviour that is affecting you.
Details of others that the antisocial behaviour is affecting.
Cllr Mark Watson, cabinet member for safety and justice, said: “The community trigger is an important development in our battle against the blight of antisocial behaviour, and its aim is to allow complainants to get their case reviewed.
“ASB can have a really debilitating effect on people’s lives and the trigger is a way of letting people who might feel previous complaints haven’t been taken seriously enough, that their case will be reviewed and they will get a response from the relevant agency.” (Source: Croydon council press release)
“TELL US YOUR SAFETY CONCERNS”
Residents’ views and feelings on crime and antisocial behaviour are sought in a survey being run by the Safer Croydon Partnership (SCP).
The partnership brings together the council, police, fire brigade, health service, Croydon Bid, and voluntary and community groups.
Findings from the survey will be used to help the SCP identify which locations and issues most concern people who live and work in Croydon. It will also help to direct resources more effectively and efficiently, so that everyone in Croydon feels safer.
Cabinet member for safety and justice, Councillor Mark Watson, said: “I would encourage everyone to take the time to fill in this survey, as we are keen to know what is concerning the people of Croydon, so we can focus on work that makes them feel safe.”
The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Fearcrime
To find out more about the Safer Croydon Partnership, visit www.croydon.gov.uk/community/safercroydon/ (Source: Croydon council press release)