Antisocial behaviour (ASB)
We are fully committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and helping to bring about the earliest possible resolution to issues that are brought to our attention.
What is anti-social behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour comes in lots of forms. It can range from everyday incidents such as noise nuisance to serious criminal acts. The types of behaviour we consider anti-social include (but not limited to):
- Intimidation and harassment
- Domestic abuse
- Violence or threats of violence
- Rowdy behaviour and drunkenness
- Pet nuisance i.e. uncontrolled animals
- Dealing or taking drugs
- Damage to property
- Dumping rubbish (fly tipping)
- Noise nuisance: e.g. loud music
- Racial / religious Abuse see Hate Crime.
What isn’t anti-social behaviour?
- Babies crying
- Cooking odours
- One off parties/BBQ where there’s no evidence problems will occur
- Normal behaviour occurring at unusual times because of different working patterns provided the resident is attempting to keep disturbance to a minimum
- Clash of lifestyles including cultural differences
- Children’s play
- Noise transference due to poor sound insulation
Resolving issues of anti-social behaviour
When you experience problems with your neighbour, it is always best to speak to them as they may not be aware that they are causing you issue.
Please refer to our guidance ‘Resolving problems with your neighbour’.
If you are experiencing Hate Crime including racial, religious or homophobic abuse there is information on Hate Crime in our Toolkit.
Keeping Incident Reporting sheets
Keeping diary sheets for at least two weeks is a good way for you to explain, in your own words, about the incidents you’re experiencing and how they’re affecting you.
Diary sheets can be very important in helping us resolve an anti-social behaviour case. We use them as evidence of the incidents and use them to challenge the reported behaviour. Should we need to take legal action, we’re able to exhibit them in court. The judge is then able to read about the anti-social behaviour and how it’s impacting on your life.
Download a copy of our Statement of ASB policies and procedures.