There have been a number of posts on the Headington and Marston Forum about how to report concerns about anti-social behaviour, often referred to as ASB.
There are a number of agencies dealing with ASB, and it is sometimes difficult to work out which agency to complain to.
Anti-social behaviour is behaviour or behaviours likely to cause nuisance, annoyance, alarm, harassment or distress to one or more people not of the same household as the perpetrator.
If you want to find out whether an incident would be classed as ASB, take a look at this City Council web page This page explains how quickly you can expect a City Council response to complaints about different types of ASB.
The City Council’s Community Wardens can provide a same day response to incidents of anti-social behaviour reported by local residents. They have a CCTV-enabled vehicle which enables wardens to video ongoing incidents. You can report an incident online here or ring the Oxford City Council customer services number on 01865 249811.
If you have a noise complaint, report it to Oxford City Council using the form on the website or by telephoning Oxford City Council on 01865 249811
Thames Valley Police
TVP has a web page that gives the answers to frequently asked questions about ASB, you can find it here.
They hold Have Your Say and Coffee with Cops meetings, at which you can discuss any concerns you may have about ASB in the Headington area from the Green Road roundabout down to Gipsy Lane and Divinity Road. The details of the next meeting is as follows:
Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Venue: Gipsy Lane Reception, Gipsy Lane, Oxford Brookes
The Headington Neighbourhood Police website can be found here. It shows photos and gives the names of our local neighbourhood team.
The TVP site gives information on what you can do to stop anti-social behaviour here.
In trying to collate all this information, it has become evident that there is some blurring of responsibilities over tackling ASB and also some confusion about how to report it. Ruth is contacting the Safer Communities Manager at the City Council for clarity on this. If you have reported ASB in the Headington Ward and have not received a response from the agency you contacted, please contact David or Ruth and we shall follow it up for you.