Anti-Social Behaviour

We are committed to tackling Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and supporting victims and witnesses. We know that ASB can affect a person's quality of life and is often targeted at the most vulnerable people in our community.

What is Anti-Social Behaviour?

ASB is anything that affects a person's quality of life.  It is defined as behaviour that causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person.  It includes all behaviour which impacts negatively on other people's lives in and around our community.

The Icon for pdf Anti-Social Behaviour Leaflet [2.66MB]gives examples of ASB, explains how you can report it, and what happens to people who commit ASB.


What kind of behaviour is not covered?

The law on anti-social behaviour doesn't cover all kinds of behaviour. It's important to realise that, just because you don't like someone or you don't agree with the way they behave, this doesn't necessarily mean they are behaving anti-socially. For example:

·         Complaints about children playing in gardens

·         Parking and driveway issues

·         Boundary disputes

·         Hedges

·         Owner occupier neighbours civil disputes that should be dealt with by solicitors

The Icon for pdf Good Neighbour guide [681.54KB] contains information on how to get along with those you live close to and can help to prevent problems occurring.

Some issues such as Noise Pollution, Fly tipping and Dog fouling are dealt with by other departments within the Council; please visit the relevant page for more information.

If you feel you have not had a satisfactory response to the ASB you have reported you may be eligible to have your case reviewed under the Community Trigger.