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Anti Social Behaviour and Nuisance Team

Ashfield District Council believes that all residents have the right to enjoy their home, where they live and where they visit without nuisance or annoyance from others.

As detailed by the Home Office Anti-social behaviour is defined as behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.  The term Anti-Social Behaviour and Nusiance covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that can have a negative impact on residents and communities as a whole. It often leaves victims feeling helpless, desperate and with a seriously reduced quality of life. Terms such as  'ASB' ‘nuisance’, ‘disorder’ and ‘harassment’ are also often used to describe this type of behaviour.

Where there are reports of Anti-Social behaviour and Nusiance, we will do all that we can to support residents to resolve problems as quickly as possible. This can include advice and guidance for residents so they can resolve issues themselves and action our team can take to assist residents with their concern.

Such a wide range of behaviours means that responsibility for dealing with Anti-Social and Nuisiance behaviour  is shared between a number of agencies which requires us to work with with other services such as Nottinghamshire Police to address matters of this nature.

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

  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Waste on land, dog fouling and litter
  • Verbal abuse and discriminatory comments
  • Noise nuisance or parties
  • Under age drinking or smoking
  • Vehicle nuisance
  • Violence and threat of violence
  • Intimidation and targeted behaviour
  • Domestic bonfires and burning of materials
  • Animal problems