Reporting Anti social behaviour

We recognise that anti-social behaviour (ASB) can have a serious effect on quality of life and we treat all reports very seriously.

ASB covers a very wide range of behaviour and is dealt with by a number of Council departments. The Community Protection team deals with the following types of anti social behaviour

  • Anti social rough sleepers and street drinkers
  • Anti social vehicle use
  • Disorder affecting several households
  • Drug dealing and drug use
  • Housing cases where intensive action is needed or measures taken so far have failed
  • Response to police and other intelligence
  • Serious criminal activity eg Multi agency protection arrangements
  • Violence and threats of violence

We understand that reporting incidents can make witnesses feel nervous about the next steps, however the Council has a very successful track record in resolving cases.

Therefore, if you are experiencing problems we would encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can help you and what the next steps could be.


To contact the Community Protection Team please call 01727 819566 or 01727 819538

Or a report can be made using the Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour eform.

New Anti social behaviour policy and procedure

The document below outlines how we will deal with anti social behaviour and the tools and powers available to officers.

Emergency and non emergency police support

If you are concerned about anti-social behaviour or criminal activity in your neighbourhood you can also contact your local PCSO. You can see the areas they cover by entering your postcode at

Telephone 101 for non-emergencies - Use this where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents.
In an emergency,where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress call 999.

Problems dealt with by other departments

Abandoned vehicles

Cleaner District

Dangerous/nuisance dogs

Police - 101

Dog fouling

Cleaner District

Fly tipping/Litter

Cleaner District


Cleaner District


Regulatory Services

Neighbour disputes



Regulatory Services

Traveller incursions/encampments


Date of last review: 12 August 2014