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
- What is anti-social behaviour?
- What is not treated as anti-social behaviour?
- Is noise considered antisocial behaviour?
- How to report anti-social behaviour?
- Can I talk to the person involved?
- What about crimes and emergencies
- How does Gateway Housing Association deal with anti-social behaviour reports?
- What will we do?
- Can legal action be taken?
- What about confidentiality?
- Community trigger
What is not treated as anti-social behaviour?
Normally, everyday living situations or problems related to divergent lifestyles are not treated as antisocial behaviour. These are low-level issues such as children playing, cooking or household smells, babies crying, D.I.Y carried out during reasonable hours, smoking a normal cigarette in one’s home, one-off party and other minor misunderstandings between neighbours. However, these can be dealt with as anti-social – even though they are low-level – when they happen regularly and deliberately.
- Anti-Social Behaviour