Anti-social behaviour can take many forms. It is virtually any intimidating or threatening activity that scares or damages someone’s way of life. It can be behaviour causing nuisance, annoyance or distress to other people living or working in a community. Every resident is responsible for the behaviour of themselves, their household and visitors and needs to ensure they treat the neighbourhood with respect.
Anti-social behaviour can include, but is not limited to:
We will do all we can to help prevent anti-social behaviour, including:
We have powers to take action where a tenant, their family or visitors cause nuisance or harassment to others, have committed an arrestable offence, or been involved in anti-social behaviour. This could result in the tenant losing their home.
We are committed to the prevention of anti-social behaviour and hope to tackle problems quickly and efficiently. We will do this by taking your complaint seriously and investigating thoroughly, informing you of our plan of action and providing a timescale, letting you know how you can help yourself while we are investigating and keeping you informed of any decisions we make.
We may try to solve a problem by mediation between the two parties. This involves both groups coming together with an independent person to try to seek a solution.
What you can do
If you feel able to discuss the problem with the person concerned please do so in a polite and considerate manner. Explain why you are upset and how you hope to deal with the problem. We understand that in some more severe cases you will not be able to speak to the person concerned directly. In this instance you should inform us. It is helpful to the investigation if you keep a diary of any instances where anti-social behaviour has occurred.
You can report anti-social behaviour by:
To view a Government leaflet on tackling anti-social behaviour, please click on the link below.