Are you a victim of anti-social behaviour?

Posted on: Monday 3 July 2023

Torfaen Council has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in Torfaen safe.

ASB Awareness Week 2023 runs from July 3 to 9 and aims to encourage communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it. 

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve, the UK’s leading ASB and community safety organisation, found that almost 1 in 5 people have had to consider moving home because of the impact ASB was having on them; 1 in 10 have actually moved.

Despite this, over half of those surveyed who were either a victim or witness of ASB did not report the ASB.

Torfaen Council is urging members of the public not to suffer in silence if they experience anti-social behaviour. Incidents can be reported to the Community Safety team at the council, by calling 01495 762200.

If people feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger, they should contact the Police by calling 999.

Rebecca Bryant OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve said:

“ASB is not low-level. It can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the lives of victims and communities and can be a precursor to more serious crime.

“It is important that the challenge of ASB continues to be given the priority it needs so that people everywhere feel safe in their homes and communities.  

“We are delighted that Torfaen is supporting this hugely important campaign. It is vital to develop partnership approaches across communities to deal with the growing challenges around ASB.”

For more information about ASB Awareness Week – visit

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