Anti-social behaviour

Support residents with anti-social behaviour issues 

Report anti-social behaviour by completing our online form for Anti-social behaviour report

Anti-social behaviour can be a real cause for concern. It doesn’t just make life unpleasant, it holds back the regeneration of disadvantaged areas and creates an environment where more serious crime can take hold. If you feel you are a victim or repeat victim of Anti-Social Behaviour please report it using our Anti-social behaviour report form.

Types of anti social behaviour that can be reported using this form are:

  • Begging
  • Intimidation/bullying
  • Rowdy/nuisance behaviour
  • Verbal abuse/threats
  • Youths causing annoyance

For other activities that are not listed above, but could be classed as anti-social behaviour please complete the relevant form listed below:

To report the criminal activities listed below please contact Humberside Police on telephone number 101:
  • Dealing or buying drugs on the street
  • Prostitution
  • Street drinking
  • Vandalism

More information

There may be occasions when you would like to request a formal review of an of anti-social behaviour complaint. This can now be done using the community trigger process, which is introduced on October 20th 2014 as part of the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The Community Trigger has not replaced our own complaints procedure, but brings together agencies to take a joined-up approach to find a solution.

If a member of the public has complained to the Safer Communities Anti-Social Behaviour Team or Humberside Police three times about separate incidents of anti-social behaviour in the previous six months they can ask for a review of their case if reasonable action has not been taken to resolve the issue.

All requests for case reviews will be assessed by a number of key people within the partnership and if they agree that the criteria are met, a full case review will be carried out with a view to the partnership making recommendations of any further action which can help solve the problem. Anyone who makes a request under the Community Trigger process will be kept fully updated as part of the process.

Requests from members of the public for a Community Trigger case review can be made by:

The Community Trigger – February 2015 to March 2016

  • the number of applications received – two
  • the number of times the threshold for review was not met – one
  • the number of case reviews carried out – one
  • the number of case reviews that resulted in recommendations being made – one

In April 2015 power to control the consumption of alcohol across seven North East Lincolnshire wards: West Marsh, East Marsh, Park, Heneage, Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and South. The order means that a request can be made to individuals or groups to stop drinking or hand over alcohol if they involved in drinking related anti-social behaviour. If they refuse to do so they could be served with a fixed penalty notice of £100. For more information read our Public Space Protection Order FAQs (PDF)











Croft Baker Ward – PSPO (PDF)

East Marsh Ward – PSPO (PDF)

Heneage Ward – PSPO (PDF)

Park Ward – PSPO (PDF)

Sidney Sussex Ward – PSPO (PDF)

South Ward – PSPO (PDF)

West Marsh Ward – PSPO (PDF)

There are already seven ward based “controlled drinking zone” Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in place across North East Lincolnshire. In January 2017, our public consultation identified anti-social behaviour as the public’s number one concern and as having the largest negative impact on a community or neighbourhood if left unaddressed.

Following on from the Cabinet decision in October 2017 to support a wider intelligence led, Placed Based approach around introducing new PSPOs in defined geographical areas covering a wider range of prohibitions where evidentially appropriate,  a further nine PSPOs have been introduced in North East Lincolnshire. These include seven PSPOs to curb recurring and unreasonable anti-social behaviour within small defined areas, and two borough wide PSPOs to cover dog fouling and dog control zones.

If a Police Constable or authorised person witnesses somebody behaving or displaying any behaviour that is prohibited then they can ask them to leave that area and not return within a 24 hour period. The details of the incident will be recorded and sent to the appropriate department within the council. They will then look into the evidence provided and, if appropriate, a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100 will be issued. Failure to make payment could result in a fine of up to £1,000 at the Magistrates Court.

MAP 1 Grimsby town centre and People’s Park map

MAP2 Cleethorpes North

MAP3 Cleethorpes South

Type Total
1st April 2018 – 30th June 2018
Number of CPWs issued 2
Number of CPNs issued 0
Number of FPNs issued 0
Number of Paid FPNs 0
No of cases progressed to prosecution 0
No of successful prosecutions 0
No of unsuccessful prosecutions 0
1st July 2018 – 30th Sept 2018
Number of CPWs issued 0
Number of CPNs issued 0
Number of FPNs issued 0
Number of Paid FPNs 0
No of cases progressed to prosecution 0
No of successful prosecutions 0
No of unsuccessful prosecutions 0


CPW – Community Protection Warnings
CPN – Community Protection Notices
FPN – Fixed Penalty Notices

The Community Protection Warning and Notice are just one of the tools that are used to address a pattern of unacceptable behaviour. Low numbers are not an indication that nothing is being done to address a problem more that a perpetrator is taking notice from an earlier informal warning or is being dealt with by other means.