Reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB)
Hammersmith & Fulham Council work in partnership with the police and other agencies to tackle crime and ASB to make Hammersmith & Fulham a safe place to live, work and visit.
When to contact the police
All criminal behaviour should be reported to the police including theft, drug dealing, hate crime, threats of violence, harassment, and intimidation.
In an emergency call 999 if you think there is an immediate threat to life or property.
If it is not an emergency call 101.
If it doesn’t require an immediate police response, or a crime has already taken place you can make a report online on the Metropolitan Police website.
You can report non-emergency incidents to the police by calling 101 or online on the Met Police website. You can also find out more about the Safer Neighbourhood Police Team in your local area by entering your postcode in the ‘Find your area’ search box.
Report anti-social behaviour to the council
Before reporting ASB you may want to consider talking to the individual concerned as they may not be aware that they are causing a problem.
In an emergency, such as when someone is injured, being threatened or in danger call 999
You can also call us on 020 8753 2693 or email us at email@example.com. Calls and emails will be answered during office hours only.
You can can contact the H&F Law Enforcement Team for out of hours support.
The noise and nuisance service will investigate any noise complaints.
ASB in Housing Association properties should initially be reported to the relevant Housing Association. We will work with them if they are unable to resolve the issue.
What happens to your report
Your ASB case will be assessed and categorised as a priority one or priority two. For cases involving H&F Council properties, priority one cases will be managed by the ASB team and priority two cases will be managed by the housing officer.
All cases submitted concerning non council properties, housing associations, private landlords and owner occupiers will be managed by the ASB team.
Anti-Social Behaviour Unit
Reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) and hate crime is a key priority for us.
We take all reports of ASB seriously and work closely with other agencies including the police, housing services, other landlords, victim support and youth agencies to ensure people feel safe.
You have the right to live peacefully in your own home and enjoy the area in which you live. We will record all reports of ASB but can only take action where the council can investigate, gather evidence and independently witness ASB.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Unit manages: -
- Case management of ASB cases
- Hate crime
- Community MARAC
- Reports of cuckooing and the management of the cuckooing risk panel
- Community triggers
If you have continued to make reports of ASB to the council, police or housing provider and you feel that no effective action has been taken to resolve the problem, you should consider whether your case would meet the criteria for a community trigger review. The community trigger gives victims and communities a say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with. Find out about the community trigger.
ASB standards of response
We have minimum standards that all complainants of ASB and hate crime can expect to receive when they report ASB. These standards cover issues such as:
- how quickly you will receive a response to your initial report
- how soon we will interview you after receiving your report
- how often we will contact you during the life of your case
We and our partners have many tools and powers we can use to tackle ASB, as well as using preventative measures to direct people away from causing nuisance to their neighbours. We can also put in place measures in residents’ homes to protect them from harm if they have been threatened.
When investigating cases and taking a case to court for an injunction, an criminal behaviour order (CBO) or to evict a person, if relying on your evidence we will always ask for your consent before we do so. This is to make sure you are happy with the actions we are taking and that you understand the process of what may happen at court. We will never give your name to anyone unless you specifically agree for us to do so and you can report anonymously to us if you prefer.