The Community Trigger

The Community Trigger is a tool that allows you to request a review of your case if you believe that no action has been taken in response to your reports of anti-social behaviour. Agencies including us, the police, local health teams and registered providers of social housing have a duty to do a case review when someone requests one and the case meets our criteria. Any person can use the Community Trigger on behalf of a victim. However, the victim must give their consent to the person using the Community Trigger on their behalf.

When to use the Community Trigger

You can use the Trigger if you have submitted three separate reports to us about the same issue in the past six months, or when there have been three similar reports from separate people in the past six months.

Request a Community Trigger

To request a Community Trigger, please fill out our online referral form:

Request a Community Trigger

All requests for Community Triggers will be taken to the next Anti-Social Behaviour Action Meeting (ASBAM) for assessment. The ASBAM meets on a monthly basis to review and discuss cases of anti-social behaviour in the borough.

The best way to request a Community Trigger is online but if you aren't able to use the online form (above) you can do it:

By phone

Call the Anti-Social Behaviour team on 01442 228000.

By email

Email the Anti-Social Behaviour team on

In writing

Write to the Anti-Social Behaviour team at Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN.

More information

Find out more about the  Community Trigger (PDF 318KB).