Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is defined as behaviour that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to another person.
Anti-social behaviour can take many forms. It can be a major cause of stress and anxiety and we are committed to supporting you if you are experiencing it.
We will always support you with the following types of anti-social behaviour:
- Verbal abuse
- Racial abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Violence and threats to life
- Noise nuisance (when it meets the threshold for intervention)
- Drug dealing
- Safeguarding concerns (welfare)
Unfortunately, there are some cases where there’s nothing we can do:
- Drug use in the home (smells)
- Low-level noise nuisance (lifestyle)
- Parking disagreements
- Cultural/lifestyle differences
Understanding anti-social behaviour
Our guide covers what ASB is, when we can and can’t help, how to deal with disruptive neighbours, and links to additional support.
We encourage you to use our evidence log (which you can find in the next section) to record instances of anti-social behaviour.
Recording evidence of ASB is crucial in helping us to determine what’s happening in your case. It can also help us later on in the process, if your case needs to go to court.
If you can record evidence using this log, then please share it with us when you email us (see next section).
In an emergency or if you suspect a crime is being committed in your community, always call 999.
To report a non-emergency or non-criminal act of anti-social behaviour, you can:
- Email us at email@example.com
- Call us on 01202 319119
- Contact us using the form below