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Request An Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Case Review

A new measure designed to give victims and communities a way to demand effective action by requesting a review of their ASB case.

The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB), Crime and Policing Act 2014 has introduced Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review as a new measure designed to give victims and communities the ability to demand action by requesting a review of their ASB case.

Residents of Uttlesford can now request an ASB Case Review when they feel that the agencies involved such as the Council, the Police or housing provider have not adequately responded to an ASB case reported within the previous six months.

An ASB Case Review will give victims and communities the right to request a review of their case and bring agencies together to take a joined up problem solving approach to finding a solution.

To qualify for an ASB Case Review

  • If you have reported anti-social behaviour to the Council, the Police or your housing provider 3 or more times in the last 6 months you can request an ASB Case Review.
  • If you have reported hate crime to the Council, the Police or your housing provider just once in the last 6 months you can request an ASB Case Review.
  • The reports you have made about anti-social behaviour or hate crime must have been made within one month of the alleged incident taking place.
  • Requests for an ASB Case Review must be made within six months of reports about anti-social behaviour or hate crime being reported to the Council, the Police or your  housing provider.

How to request an ASB Case Review

  • Download a form: pdf icon ASB Case Review Request Form [103kb]
  • Phone: Call Customer Services on 01799 510510
  • In writing to The Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER

Information you will be asked to provide

The ASB Case Review request form is very detailed and you will be asked to provide details of:

  • Dates when you made a complaint about anti-social behaviour or Hate Crime to the Council, the Police or your housing provider
  • Who you reported the incident to
  • Incident or reference numbers you have been given
  • Plus further information about the incidents reported

See Case Review Guidance for further information on what you will be asked to provide.

ASB Case Review Guidance

  •  ASB Case Review Guidance

The ASB Case Review process

When you submit a request for an ASB Case Review, Uttlesford District Council will ask the agencies involved to provide details of your complaints and any actions they have considered and taken.

A decision will be made as to whether your request for an ASB Case Review meets the qualifying conditions. 

If your request qualifies for a case review

If your request qualifies for an ASB Case Review then you will receive a letter of confirmation advising you of timescale involved and when the case review should be completed by.

The ASB Co-ordinator at Uttlesford District Council will organise an ASB Case Review meeting and invite all agencies and/or partners that have had involvement in the case.  Those attending the meeting will look at what action has been taken in response to the victim's report of anti-social behaviour.  Recommendations will be made to the relevant agencies regarding any future action that will need to be undertaken.

The legislation places a duty on a person who carries out public functions to have a regard to those recommendations.  This means that they are not obliged to carry out the recommendations, but that they should acknowledge them and may be challenged if they choose not to carry out the recommendations without good reason.

The chair of the meeting will write to the victim detailing:

  • the outcome of the case review
  • any recommendations made
  • the appeals process.

You will receive this letter within 10 working days of the meeting being held.

If your request does not qualify for a case review

If your request does not qualify for an ASB Case Review then you will receive a letter confirming the outcome explaining why your request has been turned down along with details of the appeals procedure.

Appeals and complaints: if you are not happy with the outcome

You can appeal the decision and outcome of your ASB Case Review. You must submit your appeal in writing within 21 days of receiving your outcome letter.

Your appeal will be forwarded to the Chair of the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership (CSP) who will review the details of the case and decide if there are grounds for an appeal.  The Chair of the CSP will also notify the Essex Police And Crime Commissioner of the appeal decision.

ASB Powers

The new Anti-Social Behaviour powers are designed to be flexible, allowing professionals to adapt them to protect victims in a wide range of situations. They will also allow the Police, Councils, Housing Providers and others to work together and share information to deal with the problems quickly and effectively.

  • Criminal Behaviour Order
  • Dispersal Power
  • Community Protection Notice
  • Public Spaces Protection Order
  • Closure Power
  • New absolute ground for possession

For further information please visit http://www.gov.uk/

Data Protection

The work to combat crime and disorder involves the sharing of relevant personal details between agencies. Incidents of anti-social behaviour and personal details of people involved in them will be recorded and stored on a database, and may be passed to other authorities.

The storage and sharing of such data will be in accordance with data protection and freedom of information legislation.

To contact your local anti-social behaviour co-ordinator call 01779 510546 or e-mail fgardiner@uttlesford.gov.uk