Types of anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is anything which causes (or is likely to cause) harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people not in the same household. It can include:

  • abandoned vehicles
  • animal-related problems
  • begging
  • drinking in the street
  • drug or substance misuse and dealing
  • fly-tipping
  • graffiti
  • hoax calls
  • inappropriate vehicle use
  • intimidation and harassment
  • littering
  • noise nuisance
  • nuisance and rowdy behaviour
  • prostitution and kerb crawling
  • vandalism

Isolated incidents may not seem serious, but continued anti-social behaviour can have a devastating impact for people affected by it.

If the behaviour is ongoing, keep a record of the events, including times, dates and how the behaviour is making you feel. This will help us to understand the issues and take action. Remember you can contact us with confidence, in confidence.

Anti-social behaviour does not include:

  • boundary disputes
  • children playing in a street or communal area
  • family disputes
  • noise from children playing
  • normal living noises such as toilets flushing or stairs being used
  • not being able to park outside your home