Doncaster residents have been handed new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour in their communities.
The Community Trigger gives members of the public the ability to ask agencies such as the police, the fire service, councils and housing providers to review how they have responded to complaints of antisocial behaviour.
It is being launched in South Yorkshire today, ahead of the national launch next month. In many cases, problems with antisocial behaviour can be resolved by a single action by one agency. For example a warning letter from a council’s noise nuisance team to a household which has played loud music may be all that is needed to stop the problem happening again.