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Anti-social behaviour

Report an incident

  • If you experience anti-social behaviour call Merseyside Police on 101 or the Police Facebook and Twitter  accounts.
  • Alternatively you can contact Sefton Council on 0345 140 0845 or use the Anti-Social Behaviour online report form 
  • If you live in a housing association property you can report an incident to your local housing office. 
  • In an emergency, always dial 999.

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any action that causes distress or affects another person's quality of life. It can take many forms and be caused by adults as well as young people.

Common forms of ASB are vandalism or graffiti, noisy neighbours,drunk or rowdy behaviour, people hanging around causing annoyance.

Public Spaces Protection Order

PSPO’s are designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in a public space. They are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local communities qualify of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area.  These can be blanket restrictions or requirements or can be targeted against certain behaviours by certain groups at certain times. In Sefton’s case we are targeting organised crime groups.

A PSPO can be made by the council if they are satisfied on reasonable grounds that the activities carried out or likely to be carried out, in a public space:

  • have had, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality;
  • is, or is likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature;
  • is, or is likely to be, unreasonable; and
  • justifies the restrictions imposed.
Restriction of the drinking of alcohol PSPO May 2018 (pdf 1.71MB)
Marian Square PSPO Jan2017 (pdf 1.17MB)
Privacy Notice Anti Social Behaviour (pdf 59KB)


Last Updated on Monday, February 19, 2024

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