Community Protection Notices

Introduced by the ASB Crime and Policing Act 2014, Community Protection Notices (CPNs) are intended to deal with on-going problems of nuisance which have a negative effect on the community’s quality of life.

Community Trigger

Community Trigger gives victims of anti social behaviour (ASB) the right to request a review of their ASB complaints and brings agencies such as the local council, police and housing providers, together to take a joined up, problem solving approach to find a solution.


Injunctions are a civil power that can give fast and effective protection for victims and communities and set a clear standard of behaviour for those committing the ASB, stopping it from getting worse.

Criminal Behaviour Orders

CBOs can be used to deal with a wide range of ASB following a person's conviction for a criminal offence - such as threatening violence against others in the community, persistently being drunk and aggressive in public, or criminal damage. A CBO does not need a link between the criminal behaviour which led to the conviction and the ASB for it to be issued in court.

Closure Orders

Closure notices can be issued by local councils or the police to protect victims and communities by quickly closing premises that are associated with nuisance or disorder. At court a magistrate can convert a closure notice to a closure order which will see the property closed for a maximum of six months.

Absolute Grounds for Possession

This new power, intended to deal with the most serious cases can speed up the possession in cases where ASB has already been proved by another court to provide swifter relief for victims, witnesses and the community.

Public Spaces Protection Orders

These are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is having a negative impact on a local community's quality of life. A PSPO imposes conditions on the use of the area affected which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Home Office Statutory guidance for frontline professionals

This guidance is written primarily for the police officers, council staff and social landlords who will use the new powers.

Joint Working when dealing with ASB

This guidance is for Community Safety partners working across Surrey on implementation of the new tools and powers introduced by the ASB Crime & Policing Act 2014.