Community trigger

Community triggers make it easier for victims and communities to get anti-social behaviour stopped. 

In Gwent the community trigger took effect from 20 October 2014, as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

Victims of persistent anti-social behaviour can request a review of actions taken if they feel the problem has not been resolved.

The community trigger is a last resort if victims of anti-social behaviour feel that not enough has been done to deal with a reported incident.

Download more information about the community trigger (pdf) 

Apply to activate the community trigger (pdf)

Community trigger requests

2018 / 2019

One application was received and heard by a review panel which recommended that the relevant authority continue to monitor the impact of the current strategy and amend it when appropriate.

The conclusion was that the relevant authority had responded appropriately to the complaints.

The panel also recommended that the council consider improving street lighting in a particular area.

2017 / 2018

One application was received and was successful. The review panel felt that the relevant authority had acted reasonably and fairly and made no further recommendations.

Support continues to be provided to the applicant. 

2016 / 2017

Two applications were received, neither was successful on the grounds that police investigations were ongoing at the time.

2015 / 2016 

One application was received and heard by a review panel which made two recommendations to the relevant authority for planning permission to be further explored and feedback given to the applicant.  

2014 / 2015

One application was received and heard by a review panel resulting in seven recommendations including the continuation of police patrols in the area and advice to the applicant on the proper use of privately deployed CCTV. 


Email [email protected], telephone (01633) 851704 or contact the community protection manager at Newport City Council.

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