Anti-social behaviour includes a wide range of unacceptable behaviour that affects the quality of life for residents or other living or working in the community. Below we list some of the things we do, and do not, consider anti-social: 

What is anti-social behaviour?


Anti-social behaviour includes a wide range of unacceptable behaviour that affects the quality of life for residents and others living or working in the community. The types of behaviour that we consider anti-social include:

  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Physical violence
  • Hate-related incidents (eg based on race, sexual orientation, gender, disability or belief)
  • Verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour
  • Vandalism and damage to properties
  • Prostitution, sexual acts or kerb crawling
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Misuse of communal areas, public areas or loitering

What is not anti-social behaviour?


We would not normally consider behaviour which results from different lifestyles or may not be considered unreasonable by most people as anti-social behaviour. The issues listed below are generally not considered to be anti-social behaviour:

  • Cooking smells
  • DIY in reasonable hours
  • Minor car repairs
  • Young people gathering socially
  • Someone parking lawfully outside your home
  • Civic disputes between neighbours (eg boundary issues or shared driveways)
If any of the above examples are found to be having a harmful impact on a person because they are vulnerable then we'll investigate further.