Anti-social behaviour

If anti-social behaviour is causing alarm or distress to you or the community where you live you should report it.

For anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood disputes you can:

Alternatively, you can make a report to us if it is an issue we can deal with, listed below.

For noise complaints, please see our environmental problems section.

Types of issues we can deal with

The following are examples of anti-social behaviour you can report to us:

  • youths or adults causing annoyance or congregating together in groups
  • youths or adults using foul, abusive or threatening language or behaviour
  • loud parties spilling onto the streets
  • disturbances outside the boundaries of the property
  • neighbour disputes
  • mediation

Types of issues we will not deal with

We cannot deal with reports of everyday living noise or lifestyle differences, and will not respond to complaints of:

  • noise from children when they are playing including football
  • sounds of normal day to day living that we can hear such as opening and closing of doors, going up and down stairs, walking across wooden floors, banging doors, arguments or shouting within the family home, noise from household appliances
  • family disputes
  • babies crying
  • smells from cooking, one-off parties such as BBQs, or birthday or Christmas parties - providing they don’t cause an unacceptable disturbance
  • minor personal differences such as dirty looks or fallouts between children
  • clashes of lifestyles, including cultural differences
  • putting rubbish out on the wrong day
  • vehicle nuisance, revving engines, loud music from in car, careless driving, racing
  • rough sleeping, homelessness, begging or aggressive begging
  • drug dealing or drug use
  • car parking issues

Report anti-social behaviour

For anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood disputes you can:

Alternatively, you can make a report to us if it is an issue we can deal with, listed above on this page.

For noise complaints, please see our environmental problems section.

Report anti-social behaviour

Escalating unresolved anti-social behaviour issues

The Community Trigger is a process which allows members of the community to ask the Liverpool Community Safety Partnership to review how they have responded to reports of anti-social behaviour.

The trigger is designed to ensure we work together to try and resolve any complaints and is a means of reviewing how agencies have responded to your complaints.

Where the trigger threshold is met, the partnership will consider how the complaints have been dealt with and whether agencies have followed their own processes for dealing with your complaints.

How do I apply?

Download and complete the Community Trigger Application form and return it to CohesionTeam@liverpool.gov.uk.

Community Trigger Figures

Financial year - April to March Number of complaints Failed to proceed due to complainant Met the threshold Did not meet the threshold Formal reviews Informal reviews Recommendations made Appealed to the Police Crime Commissioner
2014-15 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015-16 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2016-17 4 2 2 n/a 2 0 1 1
2017-18 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a   n/a n/a
2018-19 5 1 3 1 3   2 1
2019-20 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2020 - to date 11 5 3 3 3 1 0 2