We want you to feel safe and secure in and around your home. We take a zero tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour and work with the police and other agencies to resolve complaints. Any resident or household found to be committing antisocial behaviour, or allowing their visitors to, could face legal or non-legal sanctions and even lose their home.
What is antisocial behaviour?
Antisocial behaviour (ASB) is acting in a way that causes, or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people. It ranges from low level nuisance, such as dogs barking and abandoned vehicles, to high level harassment and crime. However, there are range of activities that we consider to be a part of normal life within a community, and we will not investigate these.
What we can investigate
- Hate crime (targeting someone based on their perceived differences, such as sexual orientation, race, culture, gender, age, religion, class, or disability)
- Violence against people or property
- Domestic abuse
- Aggressive and threatening language and behaviour
- Intimidation and harassment
- Using our homes for illegal purposes, such as using or supplying drugs, or prostitution
- Behaviour resulting from alcohol or drug abuse
- Unreasonable levels of noise, particularly during unsocial hours
- Damaging the environment, including littering, dog fouling, graffiti, vandalism, fly tipping, abandoned and untaxed vehicles, inconsiderate parking, un-kept gardens and cycling or skateboarding on footpaths and in communal areas
What we can’t investigate
- Day-to-day noise and activity, such as normal car noise, vacuuming, washing machine, or people walking across floorboards
- Personal differences or family disputes
- Civil disputes such as boundary issues
- Children playing
- Occasional one-off parties, noise or disturbances