What is ASB?

Anti-social Behaviour (or ASB) and common neighbourhood disputes can affect your day to day life. Read about ASB and how to deal with it.

Anti-social behaviour is acting in a manner that causes alarm, harassment or distress to someone who is not part of your household. To be anti-social, the behaviour must be persistent, ongoing, and preventable.

Anti-social behaviour includes:

  • hate related incidents such as racist, homophobic and other discriminatory acts
  • illegal drug taking or drug dealing and buying drugs on the street
  • verbal abuse
  • harassment
  • intimidation
  • violence or threats of violence
  • loud noise
  • criminal damage
  • graffiti
  • fly tipping

The Citizen’s Advice Bureau offers facts and advice on their website. Click here.

‘What can I do?’

If it is a ‘Common Dispute’ you could attempt to resolve the situation yourself. Read some tips here.

Report the incident – complete our online form Report ASB or contact the relevant authority from the list below:

Noise

You can contact the Council’s Environmental Health Department to make a complaint about noise. Take a look at their website or read their leaflet to find out more.

Icon phone sml Tel 0300 1234 212
Icon online form sml Download Leaflet

 

Criminal

If the ASB incident is a crime, please contact the police.

Icon phone sml  Tel non-emergency number 101

Icon phone sml  Tel emergency number 999

 

Drugs

If the ASB incident is drug related, please contact the police.

Icon phone sml  Tel non-emergency number 101

Icon phone sml  Tel emergency number 999

Or you can contact Crimestoppers to make a confidential anonymous complaint.

Icon phone sml  Tel 0800 555 111 

 

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is illegal. If you fly tip on Ocean property, you will be recharged for the removal otherwise, the service charges will be increased to reflect the additional costs.
You can report Fly tipping via our online contact form to Report ASB.

Icon online form sml Report Fly Tipping

You can use the Council’s online form to report Fly Tipping on Council land.

Icon online form sml Council Fly Tipping form

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