What is antisocial behaviour?
Antisocial behaviour is a broad term. It includes behaviour which has caused or is likely to cause you harassment, alarm or distress.
Antisocial behaviour may include:
- noise nuisance
- neighbour disputes
- verbal abuse
- threatening behaviour
- harassment and intimidation
Some things count as antisocial behaviour if they happen during unsociable hours.
For instance, the noise of a vacuum cleaner is not antisocial during the day, but would count as antisocial behaviour if you are hearing it at 2am.
If you are being disturbed by loud music and noises, you can report it to environmental services.
What is not antisocial behaviour?
Noise or behaviour that is part of everyday life is not considered antisocial behaviour. For example:
- children playing in the street
- poor parking
- children crying
- household and reasonable domestic noise
- groups of people who aren’t causing a disturbance
- DIY at reasonable hours