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Changes to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

October 3, 2014
Enforcement

litterThe government has announced that the main provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will come into force on 20th October. New content will be added to RIAMS to reflect the new powers conferred by the act, and a significant amount of content will be amended across many of the modules on the system. We aim to have most new content and revisions uploaded by 20th October.

New powers/provisions include:

  • Community Trigger Reviews and Remedies: new provisions to help victims get action to address repeated problems
  • Civil Injunction: for major problems (delayed implementation until 2015)
  • Criminal Behaviour Orders: for major issues
  • Community Protection Notice: where something spoils community’s ‘quality of life’; therefore there is cross-over with nuisance, to deal with noise, litter, graffiti etc.
  • Public Spaces Protection Order: new for dog control in parks, alcohol etc.
  • Closure Power: new 48-hour closure of premises to three months via Magistrates’ Court if required
  • Grounds for Possession: new power for landlords

New content

Enforcement module: ‘Antisocial Behaviour’ folder including:

  • Guidance Note with an overview of the new powers
  • Antisocial Behaviour procedures
  • Warning letters
  • Template notices
  • Fixed Penalty notices
  • Works in Default notices
  • Remedial Orders
  • Forfeiture Orders
  • Guidance documents

Content which will be updated

Enforcement

  • Fixed Penalty Notices
  • Powers of Entry
  • Simple Cautions
  • Works in Default
  • Authorisations
  • Statutory Nuisance

Environmental Crime

  • Animal Trespass
  • Dog Control
  • Waste
  • Litter
  • Graffiti

Environmental Protection

  • Although statutory nuisance remains unchanged, the new powers can be used alongside it so need to be referenced in most procedures.
  • Changes to some noise procedures, closure powers

Housing

  • New landlord powers re. tenancy
  • Changes to some procedures e.g. Illegal Eviction and Harassment

Public Health

  • References to statutory nuisance to be updated, e.g. Rubbish and Accumulations

Licensing

  • Closure of premises changes
  • Licensing Act 2003