What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of problems, and includes behaviour that is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to an individual or the wider community. This can include:

  • Harassment and intimidating behaviour
  • Hate crime, for example racist or homophobic abuse
  • Behaviour that creates alarm and fear
  • Noisy neighbours and loud parties
  • Problems associated with people dealing and using drugs
  • People being drunk and rowdy
  • Vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property
  • Rubbish or litter lying around, abandoned cars etc

These types of behaviour need not involve serious criminal activity, but sometimes do, for example drug dealing or racially motivated abuse.

What is the Council doing to tackle anti-social behaviour?

The Council is committed to improving the quality of life in the Borough by reducing crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour and believes that there are some clear links with housing and housing related issues.

The Council is committed to ensuring that all residents of the Borough enjoy their rights to living in an environment where they are not subject to anti-social behaviour in any form and to to ensuring that all complaints of anti-social behaviour are dealt with as quickly and effectively as possible.