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Anti-social behaviour (ASB) Update

ASB can make life unpleasant and lead to an increase in serious crimes and make residents fearful in their communities. while we encourage residents to be tolerant of other people's lifestyles, we also advise everyone to be conscious of how one's behaviour can affect neighbours.

Meet Victor Wavingana, Anti-Social Behaviour Coordinator

Meet Victor Wavingana, Anti-Social Behaviour Coordinator

Victor Wavingana joined Gateway in November 2020. Since then, we have embarked on a journey to completely change how we deal with ASB, looking at the impact of ASB in communities, putting victims first, taking appropriate legal actions and organising activities to prevent ASB from occurring in the first place.

We have incorporated in our policy two mechanisms that aim to empower ASB victims and involve them in response to ASB.

 

Community resolutions: A form of 'out of court disposal' in which victims are provided with an opportunity to influence how their perpetrator is punished.

Community trigger: Victims or those close to them can request that the relevant authority review how their ASB case was handled.

 

This new way of working has proved its effectiveness, achieving excellent results. This year alone, so far:

 

  • We have dealt with over 100 ASB cases, which were resolved quickly and peacefully.
  • In court all our cases have been successful, securing 7 Injunction Orders with Powers of Arrest.
  • We have over ten eviction proceedings underway
  • Perpetrators of anti-social behaviour have been ordered to pay a combined sum of £7,921.30 in legal costs.

 

Working in partnership with other agencies (Police, local authorities, etc.) and residents, we are committed to tackling all types of ASB, subletting and crime, as we believe that our homes and estates should be places where people like to live in and feel safe.

If you experience ASB, please, report it to 020 8709 4300 or use our web form.

We will work with you and resolve the matter.

To find out more about antisocial behaviour visit: https://www.gatewayhousing.org.uk/anti-social-behaviour