The Community Trigger is designed to make sure that we work together to try and resolve complaints about antisocial behaviour. It gives victims and communities the right to require action is taken where an ongoing problem has not been addressed.

The Trigger helps us and you by making sure that no-one suffering the effects of antisocial behaviour falls through the net. It will also ensure that all that can be done, is being done.

When can I Trigger?

The Community Trigger can be used when you have complained to the London Borough of Bexley, the police and/or a registered housing provider or other relevant agency on three or more occasions about separate incidents in the last six months and you consider that no action has been taken by relevant agencies.

The antisocial behaviour must have been reported within one month of the alleged behaviour and the application to use the Trigger made within six months of the report of antisocial behaviour.

The Trigger cannot be used to report general acts of crime, including hate crime and does not replace the complaints procedures of individual organisations.

How do I Trigger?

Please complete the Community Trigger form. Your application form will be assessed and you will receive an initial response within seven working days.

I don't meet the Trigger criteria, what do I do now?

If this is the first time you are reporting an issue or concern about antisocial behaviour you can report it by:

Annual return Community Trigger applications 2016 to 2017

In accordance with Section 104(9) Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the following annual details are published in relation to the use of the Community Trigger at Bexley from 1 April 2016 to 14 February 2017.

  • Number received 8
  • Number where the criteria were not met 8

Of the eight applications that did not meet the criteria, the London Borough of Bexley Community Safety Services Team completed three case reviews and made two recommendations.