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Special antisocial triggers used five time in Brighton and Hove
7:10pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
Special measures granted to agencies in Brighton and Hove to slash anti-social behaviour have been used just five times in six months.
Community Triggers were introduced as a six-month pilot mid last year by the Home Office and were hailed as a potential lifeline to people whose lives had been blighted by antisocial behaviour such as disruptive neighbours.
Just Brighton and Hove, Manchester, Richmond in Greater London and West Lindsay and Boston in Lincolnshire were chosen to pilot Community Triggers.
It means if more than five individuals in a neighbourhood complain separately about a resident or household then the police and council will be forced to act.
But a Freedom of Information request revealed that in Brighton and Hove Community Triggers were only used five times.
Brighton and Hove City Council said: “There have been nine Community Trigger activations in the city, five where the threshold was met and four where it was not.
“We're one of only a handful of authorities trialling new initiatives such as the Community Trigger that will build on the excellent outcomes that the anti-social behaviour and hate incidents team already achieve.”
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