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Anti-social behaviour

What is it?

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Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is behaviour by residents, members of their household or visitors to their property which causes nuisance, annoyance or disturbance to anyone in the area.

Some examples of these behaviours are:

  • Abusive,threatening, or intimidating behaviour: including violence or threats of violence, shouting, screaming, threats, swearing, insulting gestures, damage to property
  • Noise nuisance: including playing music, TV or radio loudly at unsociable hours, repeatedly and intentionally banging on walls, ceilings, and doors, D.I.Y. or regularly using household appliances at unsociable hours
  • Lifestyle nuisance: Including being disorderly through alcohol or substance misuse, failing to control the behaviour of your children, allowing your dog to bark consistently or at unsociable hours, pet fouling, untidy gardens, and vehicle nuisance 

ASB is not:

  • Children playing in their home or garden
  • Lifestyle or domestic noise
  • Lifestyle differences
  • One off parties
  • DIY carried out at reasonable times
  • Using domestic appliances at reasonable times
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