As the nights get lighter earlier, we sometimes see an increase
in reports and concerns from St.Helens residents about certain
types of anti-social behaviour.
Here you will find our guide to reporting spring nuisance; who to
report it to, and what we can do to help.
How can we help?
With our partner agencies we have a range of powers and
legislation available to tackle anti-social behaviour - such as
Injunctions, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs), Dispersal
powers and Community & Public Spaces Protection Orders - we
can also use early intervention techniques, such as verbal and
How can you help?
St Helens Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Manager, Colette
McIntyre, says, "Last year, we saw an 8 per cent decrease in the
number of anti-social behaviour incidents reported to Merseyside
Police and an 11 per cent decrease in the number of reports of
inappropriate vehicle use. So we want to build on this success by
making everyone aware of the different ways you can report these
issues- for instance not everyone is aware you can now report
off-road vehicle use to the police through facebook and twitter, or
litter and graffiti problems through our downloadable council
"Although it's nice to see a steady reduction in reports each
year, the council and its community partners are fully committed to
tackling the issue of anti-social behaviour which in some cases,
such as off-road vehicle nuisance, can lead to fatal outcomes. And
when it comes to environmental nuisance - we don't want residents
to just accept them, as ignoring graffiti, litter or even dog
fouling in the middle of the street can lead to more vandalism,
having a ripple effect which can lead to further crime - I would
therefore call on the public to help us in our pursuit as we look
to keep our communities a safe place to visit and live."