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What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) covers a range of incidents and is dealt with by a number of different organisations.  The Home Office describes it as 'any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person's quality of life'.

Examples of anti-social behaviour

  • Rowdy, noisy behaviour in otherwise quiet neighbourhoods
  • Night time noise from houses or gardens, especially between 11pm and 7am
  • Threatening, drunken or intimidating behaviour
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Litter and fly-tipping rubbish
  • Aggressive begging
  • Drinking in the street
  • Setting off fireworks late at night
  • Abandoning cars

What is not anti-social behaviour

  • Children playing in the street or communal areas - unless they are causing damage to property
  • Young people gathering socially - unless they are rowdy, inconsiderate and being intimidating to individuals
  • Being unable to park outside your own home
  • DIY and off road car repairs - unless these are taking place late at night or early in the morning