Antisocial Behaviour can affect people in many ways, from nuisance behaviour to feeling in danger. We are able to deal with reports of antisocial behaviour across the City and all reports will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Some of the more typical types of Antisocial Behaviour are listed below with links to pages where you will find more information about specific issues.
Drug/Substance Misuse - Do contact the police if you are worried about drug dealing or know about drug use in your area. Remember, never put your safety at risk.
Criminal Damage - Criminal damage is defined as deliberately or recklessly destroying or damaging someone else’s home, building, vehicle or other items.
Gangs - People often find it intimidating and may sometimes feel threatened when large groups of youths gather in public spaces. You can report any sort of gang crime to the police or call Crimestoppers.
Arson - including vehicle arson should be reported to the fire service (if the fire is still burning) or the police. However, we can investigate and take action through our Antisocial Behaviour Teams.
Assault - including vehicle arson is a crime and should be reported to the Police, and the Fire Service if the fire is still burning. However, we can investigate and take action through our Antisocial Behaviour Teams
Aggressive begging - We can investigate and take action through our Antisocial Behaviour Teams.
Illegal/underage sales- The sale of illegal goods should be reported to Her Majesties Revenue and Customs Service. The sale of goods to people who are too young to buy them should be reported to our Trading Standards team. Our page gives more information about how to do this
Prostitution/kerb crawling - should be reported to the police. However, we can investigate and take action through our Antisocial Behaviour Teams.
Running a business from home - often requires planning permission. Our page outlines some of the requirements and problems and gives further advice for Council tenants.
Stolen property - if you know of someone who is storing or selling stolen property, please contact the police.
Vehicle nuisance - You can report instances of vehicle nuisance including joyriding.
Noise nuisance - Can be reported to our antisocial behavioural teams or Environmental Health depending on the type of noise.
Neighbour Nuisance - We will work with partner agencies to investigate and tackle issues of nuisance neighbours causing problems.
Misuse of fireworks - If there is an immediate danger please contact the Fire Service on 999. However, we can investigate and take action through our antisocial behaviour teams.
Hate crime - If there is an immediate danger please contact the Police. However, we can investigate and take action through our Antisocial Behaviour teams.
Fires on private property or in public spaces should be reported to the Fire Service on 999.
Trespassing. Unfortunately as this is not a criminal offence, there is little we can do. You should contact a solicitor or if there is an immediate threat, the Police on 999
Boundary Disputes. Unfortunately, we can only get involved in this area if one of the parties involved is a council tenant. If this is not the case and you are unable to resolve the matter yourself then contact a solicitor.