Community Trigger

The Community Trigger allows you to ask your local Community Safety Partnership to review responses to incidents of anti-social behaviour.

This helps agencies to work together to resolve incidents of anti-social behaviour that affect residents' quality of life. We will:

  • share information between agencies, reviewing the actions that have been taken
  • use available resources to try to resolve problems
  • make recommendations to try to prevent the situation from reoccurring.

The Community Trigger can be used if:

  • you have reported at least 3 incidents of anti-social behaviour to a relevant organisation within the previous 6 months
  • these incidents relate to the same behaviour, nuisance or problem
  • the incidents were reported within one month of them happening.

For the purpose of the Community Trigger, an incident of anti-social behaviour is defined as behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to a member, or members, of the public. This could include behaviour such as:

  • vandalism
  • public drunkenness
  • noisy or abusive neighbours.

The Community Trigger does not replace the existing complaints procedures of individual organisations. To find out how to report anti-social behaviour, visit the Kent Police website.


Get the application forms for each district: