– Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Office Minister
The Government are weakening the powers police have to tackle antisocial behaviour. These measures are a weak rebrand, with a breach of the order not even resulting in a criminal record and the police having to fund these civil proceedings in the first place.
And people will be bemused that it will take 3 separate complaints, or 5 different households, before getting a response. All complaints should be dealt with, and quickly. People suffering from antisocial behaviour don't want to wait for the Government's proposed slow trigger.
The Home Secretary Theresa May will announce plans to replace ASBOs with a 'community trigger' to help tackle anti-social behaviour in England and Wales. She claims they will be simpler and more effective than current powers for tackling problems.