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Anti social behaviour

Tackling anti social behaviour is a priority for West Lancashire Borough Council and its community safety partners.

The Anti Social Behaviour Team tackle tenancy enforcement, incidents of anti social behaviour and juvenile nuisance. The team has successfully secured Anti-Social Behaviour Orders against a number of individuals and works with partner agencies to introduce Acceptable Behaviour Contracts as part of our overall strategy.

Anti-social behaviour standards

ASB is defined as any behaviour which causes "alarm, harassment or distress to one or more persons not of the same household" (Crime and Disorder Act 1998).

Community Safety Partnerships were asked by the Home Secretary to commit to a set of minimum standards in tackling anti-social behaviour by 31 March 2010. The Safer Lancashire Board agreed that this should take place at a pan-Lancashire level in order to ensure that the public could access the same minimum level of service regardless of where they live. 

West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership has agreed to adopt the minimum standards in the form of an ASB Pledge which is enclosed in the document below and this will be supported by local minimum standards.

Anti-social behaviour links