Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery, these incidents could be: 

  • littering
  • vandalism
  • public drunkenness
  • aggressive dogs
  • noisy or abusive neighbours
  • and more.

Such a wide range of behaviours means that responsibility for dealing with anti-social behaviour is shared between a number of agencies, particularly the police, councils and social landlords. 

We are committed to reducing anti-social behaviour, improving the quality of life for local people and reducing crime and fear of crime within our communities. 

We are keen to promote understanding, tolerance and respect within our communities and to encourage residents to be proactive and resolve issues themselves wherever possible.  

Where problems escalate into more serious and wide spread issues, we will proactively work with partners and residents to tackle anti-social behaviour. 

Our anti-social behaviour policy is available to download.