Anti-social behaviour

Our team is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour. We aim to help residents lead peaceful lives, free from harassment and aggravation. We will deal quickly and efficiently with troublemakers using a range of solutions. If the anti-social behaviour puts you in immediate danger, then you need to call 999.

What is anti-social behaviour?

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 defines anti-social behaviour as:

  • Conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person,
  • Conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or;
  • Conduct capable of causing (housing-related) nuisance or annoyance to any person.
For examples of ASB, please see out anti-social behaviour policy, below.

Report anti-social behaviour 

To report anti-social behaviour, please fill out our online form:

Report anti-social behaviour

What do we do?

If you find yourself having to make a complaint about anti-social behaviour we will arrange to meet with you to discuss your complaint further. We need to know what happened, where it happened and how often it happened.

All information given to us will be confidential. We will work with you to find solutions.

We will investigate your complaint and may contact other potential witnesses to gather as much evidence as possible. We will work with you throughout the investigation and we will only contact the perpetrators with your consent. In the majority of cases the problems stop after just one intervention.

In serious cases, we can use a range of legal actions to stop the nuisance, such as injunctions. If the perpetrator is a council tenant we may also apply for possession of their property.

With the help of other council departments, and by working in partnership with the Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team in Dacorum, we will continue to make our borough a safe place to live and deal swiftly with those who cause misery to others.

More information

For further information, please view our  Anti-Social Behaviour Policy (PDF 870KB).

Contact us

Telephone: 01442 228000 and ask for the anti-social behaviour team.