We are committed to making sure all residents enjoy their right to peace, quiet and security in their neighbourhood.
We recognise that anti-social behaviour can have a severe effect on the well-being of residents and that we want to take action to minimise it.
Where we can demonstrate anti-social behaviour has occurred, we will respond proportionately. This means that we will take action that is balanced and fair in view of the behaviour that has happened.
To demonstrate that anti-social behaviour has happened, we will usually need evidence.
For instance, in most cases it would not be proportionate to pursue legal actions against someone for a one-off incident or low-level noise nuisance. Also, it would normally not be proportionate to issue a verbal warning for incidents of physical violence or hate crime.
The council has a variety of powers and options to tackle anti-social behaviour. These include both preventative measures and legal options.