Anti-social Behaviour


Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can be a number of things such as litter, fly-tipping, drinking in the street, nuisance neighbours, noise, abandoned vehicles, threatening behaviour.

Safe Newcastle coordinate the work around anti-social behaviour across the city and the team that deals with issues and complaints. We take different actions against people who commit anti-social behaviour, including the use of Closure Orders for problem premises, Civil Injunctions to prohibit certain behaviours and eviction. We also work with a specialist solicitor when obtaining Civil Injunctions to ensure offenders are more likely to pay for their actions.

Newcastle City Council Share information so that all partners have consistent up-to-date details of victims and offenders and can offer the right support or take the correct action, an example of this is that we offer victims specialist support through a dedicated ASB Victim Support Worker.

The Council operates a noise service. Officers may use the Noise Act 1996 to issue warning notices and £110 fixed penalty notices if your neighbours refuse to turn down their noise. An extension of the Noise Act came into force in February 2008, enabling local authorities in England and Wales to tackle night time noise from licensed premises.

We hold meetings with partners and councillors across the local authority to look at issues of anti-social behaviour in neighbourhoods to ensure that prompt, correct and coordinated responses can be delivered as well as reassuring residents. If you want to find out more about this work, see the Safe Neighbourhoods section on this website


The Community Trigger

If you have reported an anti-social behaviour issue 3 times in the last 6 months and no action has been taken or you have not had any contact, then the Community Trigger is there for you. The Community Trigger is not a complaints process, if you are unhappy with a service that you did receive please use the complaints process.

You can use any of the methods shown below to contact us:

By phone 0191 2787878 and ask for Community trigger

By email

By post

Community Trigger Room

Newcastle City Centre

Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne


You can also use this online reporting form

Community Trigger Report for 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Number of applications for Community Triggers received:  0

Number of times the threshold for review was not met:  0

Number of case reviews carried out:  0

Number of case reviews that resulted in reccommendations being made:  0

Public Spaces Protection Order PSPO

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are intended to deal with a nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone so that the majority of law-abiding people can use and enjoy our public spaces and be safe from anti-social behaviour.

For more information about PSPO’s and what orders we currently have in place visit the Newcastle City Council website

To report anti-social behaviour phone: YHN Safer Living Team 0191 278 8740  Northumbria Police (non-emergencies): 101 (in emergencies call 999) Newcastle City Council (environmental problems – including fly-tipping, litter, graffiti and noise complaints): 0191 278 7878