Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, we have specific duties for monitoring and dealing with Antisocial Behaviour. In response to this, we have set up the Community Safety Partnership, a specialist team that deals with Antisocial Behaviour across the city.
Its always best to try to nip problem behaviour in the bud. In the first instance, so long as its safe, we will always advise you to speak directly with whoever is causing the problem.
Many disputes between neighbours could be resolved just by talking to each other. Issues are often just down to a clash of lifestyles – the perpetrator(s) may not even realise that they’re causing a nuisance.
If you’re being subjected to persistent Antisocial Behaviour, we’ll then refer your complaint either to the Community Safety Partnership or the council department best placed to deal with your specific issue.
If you’re a tenant of a registered social landlord, we may give you their contact details, if the matter is something that they have the power to deal with.
In an emergency you should always call 999 and report the matter to the police.