Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour can include the following:

  • Harassment
  • Verbal or Physical abuse
  • Vandalism and graffiti
  • Noise Nuisance
  • Selling drugs
  • Drinking whilst underage
  • Litter and rubbish dumping
  • Nuisance driving

The East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership recognises that anti-social behaviour can significantly reduce the quality of life of residents and has therefore made this one of its priorities and has an appointed Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator to help tackle individuals causing these types of problems. The ASB Coordinator can take out measures such as 'Anti-Social Behaviour Orders' and 'Acceptable Behaviour Contracts' against individuals who are causing problems. We currently have a success rate of around 70%.

What Should I do if I witness or am a victim of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)?

In the first instance you should report any incidents to the Police on 101 (non-emergency number)* *In an emergency, if a crime is being committed or a life is in danger, always dial 999

Remember, in order for us to help stop anti-social behaviour we need you to report incidents to us. All information will be treated confidentially, and personal details will not be disclosed unless we have your permission.

For more information about anti-social behaviour; other ways to report it; what can be done to tackle it, and available support services please visit the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website:

Community Trigger

The Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 brought in a new, additional measure for people who have been the victims of repeat ASB.  This legislation makes it easier for a victim or someone acting on their behalf, to make an application to have their case reviewed.  A review will look at every aspect of the specific case to establish whether all available and appropriate actions were carried out.

Find out more about the Community Trigger

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Legislation in the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 allows Local Authorities to designate an area with a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). An Orders purpose is to challenge and reduce localised anti social behaviour that is having  a negative impact on communities.
A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for footpath 102 and Ross Peers Sports Centre  in Soham commences on Monday 7th March 2016.
Police and Soham Village College made a strong case for enacting the legislation, and Soham Town Council supported the consultation process throughout.
The order was made by Commercial Services Committee on 13th January 2016. It aims to effectively challenge localised anti social behaviour on the footpath that runs through Soham Village College.
Based on Police and Village College evidence, the order will restrict bad language, confrontational behaviour and hanging around where it causes a nuisance or distress to others. Police and Council Officers will now monitor the order's effectiveness over the forthcoming months and report back to Commercial Services Committee.
A copy of the Soham footpath order is available at the link below;