Crime and Antisocial Behaviour Task and Finish Group - Tuesday, 14th November, 2023 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Lynch  Email:

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears. Members with a personal interest should declare that interest at the start of the item under consideration. If members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2023.


ASB Opportunities and Challenges pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods).


This report provides an overview of the tools and powers that are used to address ASB and some case studies of how they are used.  It sets out some of the work that the Council undertakes with its partners to prevent escalation of ASB and includes the Council’s Policy and Procedure for addressing ASB.


Recommendations of the Task and Finish Group

To formulate and agree recommendations for inclusion in the Task and Finish Group’s final report.


Following the feedback from previous meetings, the following recommendations have been identified:

Ø  That the Council’s Communications team publish guidance on how residents can report ASB to the Council, police and housing providers.

Ø  The Council encourages Housing Providers and Council services across the city to adopt a consistent approach to tackling ASB.

Ø  The Council supports the approach to early intervention and prevention of ASB, through appropriate support and interventions including youth provision

Ø  The Council reviews opportunities for understanding perceptions of safety in the city.



Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit.


Members are invited to review the Terms of Reference of the Task and Finish Group.