Anti-Social Behaviour


ASB can make life unpleasant and can lead to an increase in serious crimes, as well as make residents fearful in their communities. Therefore, while we encourage residents to be tolerant of other people's lifestyles, we also advise everyone to be conscious of how one's behaviour can affect neighbours.

Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour

  1. What is anti-social behaviour?
  2. What is not treated as anti-social behaviour?
  3. Is noise considered antisocial behaviour?
  4. How to report anti-social behaviour?
  5. Can I talk to the person involved?
  6. What about crimes and emergencies
  7. How does Gateway Housing Association deal with anti-social behaviour reports?
  8. What will we do?
  9. Can legal action be taken?
  10. What about confidentiality?
  11. Community trigger
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Is noise considered anti-social behaviour?

Noise complaints are not normally considered anti-social behaviour. Some noise is part of everyday living and unavoidable, especially when living in a block of flats with shared facilities.

However, local authorities have a responsibility, by law (Environmental Protection Act 1990), for making sure that noise levels are not harmful to health.

Therefore, if you suffer from regular and excessive noise, you should report it to your local authority’s environmental health team.

For further advice on noise nuisance click here: Noise Nuisance Leaflet

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