We can help if you are experiencing antisocial behaviour in or around your home. This includes problems with:
- animals and pets
- neglected properties or gardens
- fly-tipping or rubbish
If someone is threating you or another person or you see a crime being committed, you should ring the police. Call 999 in an emergency or 101 if it's not an emergency.
Read our antisocial behaviour policy here.
Before you contact us
In most cases there are things you can do to help resolve the issue yourself. See our tips and advice below on how to approach this.
Sometimes, people simply don’t realise they are behaving in an antisocial way or being un-neighbourly. Try and talk to your neighbour when the issue first arises and explain how what they are doing is affecting you.
- Don’t speak to them about the issue when you’re feeling angry or upset.
- Choose a time that’s best for everyone
- Plan what you’re going to say, before you say it.
- Talk face-to-face if possible.
- Be clear about what the problem is, how it is affecting you how you think it could be resolved.
- Stay calm, polite and pleasant.
- Be prepared to listen to their side of the story.
- Try to come to an agreement that everyone is happy with.
- Don’t put yourself at risk. Leave straight away if people are aggressive or threatening.
- If you don’t feel confident talking to your neighbour or it's difficult to find a time when you’re both in, download our 'Dear neighbour' template here. Change the text in yellow to relate to your situation and pop it through their letterbox.
If you’ve tried talking to your neighbour and can't reach an agreement, you can tell us to see what we can do to help. You can also tell us about anything else that’s happening in your neighbourhood.
It may be that we’re not the best people to help you with your issue. We may suggest you talk to your local council or another organisation and we’ll work with them to support you.
Please tell us:
- What has happened (who, when, where, what and why).
- How the crime or antisocial behaviour has affected you.
- About any contact you have had with the police or other agencies and any agreed next steps.
- How you’d like us to contact you.
We work with the police and other agencies based on the information you’ve given us to help ensure safety and a joined-up response where criminal activity is taking place.
If you've reported a noise disturbance to us, you might be asked to download The Noise App, which will allow you to record the issue so we can hear what you're hearing. Please don't try to submit any recordings unless you've been asked to by your investigating officer.
If you've been asked to download The Noise App, you can find our user guide by clicking the button below:
I want to report anti-social behaviour
We are asking for personal information so we can investigate the issue and contact you for more information if needed. This will also mean we can provide you with updates. The details you provide here will only be used to contact you directly about the issue and will not be shared with the person/people you are reporting.
You may choose not to provide personal information when submitting this form. We will not be able to contact you for further information or to provide an update if this is the case, but will do our best to resolve the issue with the details you’ve supplied.