What we’re all about…

Why have a campaign?

The campaign was formed because of widespread community frustration that those responsible for dealing with anti-social behaviour have not taken the issue seriously and have underestimated the traumatic impact it’s been having to the people who live and work in Brixton.


It’s a complex issue that needs multiple organisations to work together, including the police, council, health and social services, housing organisations, youth, and environmental services, to name a few. Most importantly, it requires the engagement with the people it affects so their needs are at the centre of plans to deal with it. The current reality is that there’s little evidence of a joined-up approach, while no meaningful or lasting action is taken when the community reports an incident.

Our aims

To make anti-social behaviour in Brixton a priority for the police and council

To hold the police, council and relevant agencies accountable for delivering services to deal with anti-social behaviour

To lobby for more resources to deal with anti-social behaviour

Our values

Community-led: We’re a campaign for the community by the community

Independent: We’re proudly independent and not affiliated with any political party

Inclusive: Everyone is welcome and we want everyone’s voice to be heard

Action-focussed: We want immediate and long-lasting results

Our area

Our focus is on the four wards of Brixton – Brixton North, Brixton Acre Lane, Brixton Windrush & Brixton Rush Common.

If you’re not in one of these Wards but you are still a part of Brixton then please do get involved. We want to hear from you and look at how we can help.

If you’re not sure what Ward you live in, click here to visit the Lambeth Council website to find out.

Our people

We’re run by volunteers from the community who are passionate about making a difference to improving their neighbourhood. We’re always looking for people to help us, so if you want to get involved sign up as a volunteer.

Our approach

ACTION on ASB! will work together with Lambeth Council, the Metropolitan Police and relevant agencies to develop an action plan and review progress against it based on the following:

Ensuring that community engagement informs the approach, priorities and solutions

Taking a data-led approach to identifying key priorities and solutions

Ensuring that there is a joined-up plan across Lambeth Council, the Metropolitan Police and relevant agencies

Ensuring a measurement approach to monitoring success and communicating progress against these measurements on a regular basis to the community

Ensuring the approach covers all four wards of Brixton

Ensuring we learn from successes from other initiatives in Lambeth and beyond that have reduced anti-social behaviour

Supporting efforts to help educate people on what they can do to reduce anti-social behaviour, eg why and how to report it

Ensuring the delivery of statutory responsibilities and wider Greater London Authority or Home Office priorities

Our commitment

We will provide the police and council with feedback and input from the community

We will work with the police, council and relevant organisations to help identify and agree solutions, eg enhancing mental health, homeless and drug treatment support services

We will connect with other organisations and individuals in Lambeth, beyond Brixton, that can help inform our work

We will hold the police and council accountable for coming up with an action plan and delivering to it

We will educate people on what they can do to help reduce anti-social behaviour, eg reporting

We will identify priorities that matter most to the community

Run campaigns to raise the profile of the issue to get more funding and resources directed to it

About anti-social behaviour (ASB)

When we talk about anti-social behaviour, we mean behaviour of people you don’t know harassing you, distressing you or causing you to be afraid. It can include things like:

  • Drug dealing and use of drugs in public
  • People hanging around (loitering)
  • Public pooing and weeing
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation (verbal abuse or threatening behaviour)
  • Threatening behaviour to business owners/employees
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Muggings
  • Theft from private property
  • Prostitution
  • Begging/aggressive begging
  • Littering and flytipping
  • Graffiti/tagging/vandalism
  • Noise
  • Animal nuisance (dogs fouling/dogs off leads in the streets)
  • Dangerous riding of e-bikes/scooters
  • e-bikes/scooters blocking pavements and roads

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Join our community

Sign up for updates and be part of our movement!

Join our community

Sign up for updates and be part of our movement!