We will be closed for all non-essential services for the Christmas and New Year period. Find out more on our Christmas information page.

Fire safety advice for residents living in high-rise buildings also see information for Fire Safety in Reading Residential Tower Blocks

Crime

Antisocial behaviour

This includes anything which has a damaging or distressing impact on your everyday life. If you witness an incident, contact the police at 101 or our antisocial behaviour team at 0118 937 3787. Please remember that things like everyday living noise and parking issues do not count as antisocial behaviour.

If a problem keeps happening, you should record it on our pdf icon diary sheet [98kb] and send it to the Antisocial Behaviour Team, Partnership Office, 1st Floor, Reading Police Station, RG1 7TH. Any report you make is anonymous.

Community Right to Review (Community Trigger)

If you feel that no one is dealing with the anti-social behaviour problems you are experiencing you can request a review of your case. Once the Community Trigger process has been requested, the relevant agencies, which may include the local authority, police, health providers and/or social housing, will work together and decide whether any further action can be taken to resolve the issue. 

The Community Trigger is not for making a complaint or reporting new anti-social behaviour cases. If you want to make a complaint about the way in which an organisation has dealt with your case, you should enquire with them about their complaints procedure.

You can apply for a Community Trigger response via telephone: 0118 937 3787, email: asb.team@reading.gov.uk, or by post: ASB Team, The Police Station, Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7TH.

Crime

Dial 999 in emergencies. For non-urgent crimes, contact the police at 101. Gov.uk has information on hate crime and gangs. The Stop Hate UK website has useful advice for victims and witnesses. You might also want to find out how to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Unauthorised traveller sites

There are no authorised sites in Reading. We will evict travellers if they are on council land. If they are on private land, the landlord has to apply through the courts to evict them and is responsible for clearing up.

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