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Nuisance/Anti-social behaviour (ASB) blights peoples’ lives, destroys families and ruins communities. MDH recognises that in order to provide a high quality housing service for its residents, it must be effective in tackling the problems created by nuisance/ASB.

Our commitment to you

  • Accountability, leadership and commitment – we are committed to taking steps to prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour.
  • Making the service accessible - by providing clear information, publicising and promoting our service.
  • Protecting communities through prompt and proactive actions -   by building strong partnerships and using the full range of tools and powers available.
  • Adopting a supportive approach to working with reporting parties and witnesses – by identifying and minimising risks to protect our communities and providing support in a number of ways.
  • Bringing communities together – by encouraging and developing resident engagement to make our neighbourhoods a safe place to live.
  • Prevention and early intervention – by proactively engaging with our residents and partnership agencies.
  • Offering a value for money service – by evaluating performance against resident satisfaction and cost.

Our approach to tackling ASB

Our intentions are to:

  • deal firmly but fairly with the other party;
  • deter nuisance/anti-social behaviour and prevent future occurrences;
  • encourage reporting parties and witnesses to come forward.

Community Protection Warnings and Notices

Our Neighbourhood Officers are authorised to issue Community Protection Warnings and Notices where the Council is satisfied on reasonable grounds that, despite prior written warning, the conduct of the person is having a persistent or continuing detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality and the conduct is unreasonable.

It is an Offence to fail to comply with a Community Protection Notice

A person issued with a community protection notice who fails to comply with it commits an offence.

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction—

  1. To a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale (currently £2,500), in the case of an individual;
  2. To a fine not exceeding £20,000, in the case of a body.



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