When you become a Council tenant, you become part of a community. We ask you to respect the right of everyone in your area to enjoy their home and surroundings without being troubled by the behaviour of others.
Any concerns you may have about the behaviour of other tenants can be raised with your Area Neighbourhood Team (see Your Neighbourhood). Please also see the links to the right. If you have a concern about the behaviour of others who are not Council tenants, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the Community Safety Partnership page for more information.
What is Anti-social Behaviour (ASB)?
ASB is any activity that either scares or hurts you, or affects your quality of life. ASB may include:
Hate crime and harassment: any form of intimidation on the grounds of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability etc
Domestic violence and abuse: any complaint by either the victim, or someone else who is caused distress due to domestic violence
Criminal behaviour: includes motoring offences on council owned land, theft and burglary, acts of violence and prostitution
Drug offences: includes the supply and use of illegal drugs, as well as drug-related behaviour such as leaving used syringes in public areas
Alcohol and solvent misuse: includes any violence or abuse, theft or damage due to the misuse of legal substances
Noise nuisances: includes parties, music and instruments, TVs, shouting and engines
Verbal abuse: includes foul or profane language and swearing, calling people names or unfairly accusing people of things without proof. Likewise, you should avoid the inappropriate use of names that others hold sacred, as it may offend.
Causing damage to housing on purpose: such as to shared areas and fittings, graffiti and damage to fencing and walls
The effects of irresponsibly keeping pets and animals: includes fouling shared areas (home or garden), animals roaming unsupervised, excessive noise or odours, keeping unsuitable or dangerous animals or livestock and attracting birds and other animals
Nuisance vehicles: includes disruptive repairs, inappropriate use of parking facilities and the dangerous driving or riding of vehicles on council owned land, footpaths and grassed areas
Boundary disputes: such as the size, position or height of a hedge, wall, fence or other boundary
Using a home as a business without prior consent: where this breaches the tenancy conditions or planning regulations: includes buying, selling or repairing of motor vehicles and noise caused by business use
Street disturbances: such as begging for money, buskers or others performing at inappropriate times and places. This also includes playing sports irresponsibly on walkways
This explains how to report ASB involving Council tenants.
This details how we deal with ASB.
This page lays out our policy for the handling of ASB.