What is and isn't ASB
We’re committed to tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB), hate crime and domestic abuse in our communities, and to be a major player in transforming the quality of life in our neighbourhoods.
ASB includes a wide range of unacceptable behaviour that affects peoples’ quality of life, including:
- noise, like loud music or noisy parties
- verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour
- hate crime
- vandalism and damage to property
- nuisance vehicle noise
- alcohol-related disturbances
- domestic abuse or violence
- littering, fly-tipping, overgrown gardens or hedges
- pet or animal nuisance
- misuse of communal areas or public spaces - loitering, prostitution, sexual acts, kerb-crawling
- criminal behaviour.
Behaviour that we wouldn’t normally class as ASB includes:
- household noise due to everyday living (such as babies crying, doors banging, toilets flushing or vacuuming)
- children playing
- one-off parties, barbecues or celebrations at reasonable times
- cooking smells
- DIY in reasonable hours
- someone parked lawfully.
However, if any of the above is found to be having a harmful impact on a person because they are vulnerable, then we will investigate the matter further.
If you are suffering as a result of any kind of ASB, please let us know.