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Anti-Social 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 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 blights the lives of many people on a daily basis. It often leaves victims 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



The following behaviours could be interpreted as Anti-Social Behaviour:

  • Harassment
  • Environmental Crime
  • Verbal abuse
  • Noise nuisance
  • Under age drinking or smoking
  • Vehicle nuisance
  • Violence/threat of violence
  • Intimidation
  • Bonfires
  • Animal Problems


Whilst some incidents are just simply a nuisance some are unlawful and Ashfield District Council is committed to challenging and reducing such behaviour and the problems of anti-social behaviour. As a whole department we dedicate ourselves to owning and solving problems that would be of a community or environmental concern

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

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