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What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour includes a wide range of unacceptable behaviour that affects the quality of life for residents or other living or working in the community. Below we list some of the things we do, and do not, consider anti-social: 

What is anti-social behaviour?

  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Physical violence
  • Hate related incidents (eg based on race, sexual orientation, gender, disability or belief)
  • Verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour
  • Drugs, substance misuse or drug dealing
  • Alcohol-related issues
  • Vandalism and damage to properties
  • Prostitution, sexual acts or kerb crawling
  • Illegal or immoral use of homes
  • Other criminal behaviour
  • Misuse of communal areas, public areas or loitering
  • Noise (such as persistent loud music)
  • Pets and animal nuisance
  • Nuisance from vehicles
  • Garden nuisance
  • Litter, rubbish or fly-tipping

What is not anti-social behaviour?

  • Cooking smells
  • DIY in reasonable hours
  • Minor car repairs
  • Young people gathering socially
  • Someone parking lawfully outside your home
  • Civic disputes between neighbours (eg boundary issues or shared driveways)
If any of the above examples are found to be having a harmful impact on a person because they are vulnerable then we'll investigate further.