Antisocial behaviour

Everyone is entitled to enjoy their own lifestyle, be safe and enjoy their environment as long as this doesn't affect other people's quality of life. Unfortunately, there are a minority of people within our communities whose actions and behaviour can have a detrimental effect on where they live, work and play on the lives of others

You can report antisocial behaviour such as –

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  • misuse of public space - groups of people congregating in green spaces designed for recreation such as parks and sports fields. These groups could be drinking alcohol or causing a general nuisance
  • intimidation and harassment - verbal abuse
  • noise nuisance includes -
    • loud music
    • televisions
    • dogs barking
    • behavioural noise

If it is an emergency and the situation is health or life threatening, telephone 999.

If you wish to remain anonymous it is important you provide as many details as possible as it is difficult for us to progress the case.

What happens next

We provide a first response within two working days, which is usually in the form of a telephone call. We discuss the issue with you and agree a course of action. Our enforcement officer responsible for your case takes appropriate action and updates you regularly on the progress, if you have provided your details.

Keep a log of any further related incidents, including dates and times, to add to your case and help with our investigations. 

Find out more about Community triggers