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Anti-Social Behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

What is not classed as anti-social behaviour?

What can I do if I am experiencing anti-social behaviour?

What is the Community Trigger?

Where else can I get help?

Everyone has the right to live in peace and should not have to tolerate anti-social behaviour.

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is unacceptable behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

This might include:

  • using loud foul language

  • making threats to neighbours

  • using and dealing drugs

  • drunken or rowdy behaviour

  • Hate crime (behaviour which is racist, homophobic or disability related), or

  • damage to property.

Our pdf icon anti-social behaviour leaflet [2Mb] provides more details.

What is not classed as anti-social behaviour?

  • Young children or babies crying

  • someone who talks loudly or shouts

  • children playing loudly on the street or park

  • boundary disputes, or

  • noise nuisance from DIY activities, animals, loud music and TV.

What can I do if I am experiencing anti-social behaviour?

If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour, you should keep track of what is happening in an pdf icon anti-social behaviour incident diary [241kb]. Keep the diary for at least two weeks.

If the activity goes on for more than two weeks, let us know. If you are a council tenant you can also contact your housing officer for extra help.

We have a number of powers we can use to tackle anti-social behaviour.

If you are having problems with a neighbour please read our pdf icon dealing with difficult neighbours leaflet [7Mb] for advice.

What is the Community Trigger?

The Community Trigger is a way that members of the public can ask for their complaint of ant-social behaviour (ASB) to be reviewed if the complainant believes there has been a failure to respond appropriately to their complaint.

The Community Trigger criteria is

The victim/s has/have complained to Mansfield District Council, the Police and/or a Registered Social Landlord three times about separate incidents of anti-social behaviour within one month beginning with the date on which the behaviour is alleged to have occurred.

You can raise a community trigger by completing the Community trigger report form.

Where else can I get help?

To find your local police officer or PCSO visit the Nottinghamshire Police website.

You can also report a crime by contacting Crimestoppers. You do not have to give them your name.


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