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Anti Social and Nuisance Behaviour

Ashfield District Council believes that all residents have the right to enjoy their homes and where they live without nuisance or annoyance from their neighbours.

Where there are reports of Anti-Social and Nuisance behaviour (ASB), we will do all that we can to support residents to resolve problems as quickly as possible.

The term anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that can impact on the lives of many people on a daily basis. It often leave us feeling helpless, desperate and with a seriously reduced quality of life. Terms such as ‘nuisance’, ‘disorder’ and ‘harassment’ are also often used to describe this type of behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is defined as ‘unreasonable behaviour which causes or is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to some person (who need not be a particular identified person)’.

Ashfield District Council is committed to challenging and reducing such behaviour and the problems of anti-social behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour can include, but is not limited to:

  • People gathering in groups
  • Rubbish or litter lying about
  • Being drunk or rowdy in public
  • Graffiti
  • Using loud foul and abusive language
  • Harassment
  • Environmental crime
  • Verbal abuse
  • Noise nuisance – dogs barking, music playing
  • Underage drinking or smoking
  • Vehicle nuisance
  • Threats of violence
  • Intimidation
  • Bonfires
  • Animal problems
  • Overgrown gardens
  • Arguing, shouting, fighting

A copy of the latest ASB Policy is available to download here.