Anti-Social Behaviour

We're committed to tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB), as well as supporting victims and witnesses of ASB. We know that ASB can affect a person's quality of life and that it is often targeted at those most vulnerable in our community.

Understanding anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is the broad term used to describe a range of nuisances, disorder and crime that affects people's daily lives.

There is no single definition of ASB, but it can be a series of different definitions for different purposes, introduced through the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. We use these definitions alongside our partner agencies, including the Police, to determine whether anti-social behaviour has occurred and if so, take the necessary action in line with our Icon for pdf ASB strategy [779.98KB].

Report anti-social behaviour

The Icon for pdf anti-social behaviour leaflet [2.65MB] gives examples of ASB and what can happen to those who commit ASB. You can report of incidents of anti-social behaviour to us by reporting ASB online or by calling 01775 761161.

When reporting ASB, you may be asked to complete an Icon for pdf incident diary [220.83KB]. An incident diary allow you to record details of what you've been experiencing. The incident diary helps us to evaluate the extent of the problem and it may, if necessary, be used as evidence if formal action is taken.

Some issues such as noise nuisance, fly-tipping and dog fouling are dealt with by other departments of our council:

Community Trigger

The Community Trigger enables victims (or someone acting on their behalf), businesses or community groups to request a review if they're unhappy with the response to their ASB complaints and they meet the locally defined threshold.

For more information on this subject, please visit our Community Trigger web page.