Brighton & Hove Division is taking part in the Community
Trigger pilot which gives victims and communities the right to
require action is taken where an ongoing anti-social behaviour
problem has not been addressed. It helps us and you by making
sure that no-one suffering the harmful effects of anti-social
behaviour and hate crime falls through the net.
Responding to and tackling anti-social behaviour and hate
motivated incidents are a top priority for Brighton & Hove. The
city has strong mechanisms which allow the police, the council,
housing providers, other organisations and communities to work in
partnership with each other to tackle anti-social behaviour and
hate incidents. At the moment this system is being piloted in four
different areas in England and is an initiative which is led by the
Who can use Community Trigger?
Anyone can use the Community Trigger if their concern is about
anti-social behaviour or a hate incident / crime and meets the
- You have reported the issue or concern at least once
- more than one week has passed since you reported the issue or
- The issue or concern affects more than one household or
How do I use the Community Trigger?
If you think you that your issue or concern is relevant to the
Community Trigger system and meets the criteria, you will need to
visit Brighton & Hove City Council's website and
fill out the Community Trigger online referral form.
You will receive an automatic response, when you submit your
Your form will then be assessed within one working day and you
will be contacted. If your referral meets the criteria, an
officer from an appropriate lead agency (in discussion with you)
will review your situation and agree appropriate actions with you
within five working days.