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Avoiding antisocial behaviour

Avoid acting in a manner that might cause a nuisance or alarm and distress to others

You should always try to be respectful of other people's rights to enjoy their home without disturbance.

Things to think about:

  • when doing DIY, gardening or housework, try not to carry out loud work too late at night or very early in the morning
  • let your neighbours know if you are having a party and don't let the noise get too loud
  • do not play music, games consoles, audio equipment or the TV loudly, especially at night or early in the morning
  • keep your pets under control
  • be aware of where your children are, who is supervising them and what they are doing.  Talk to them about respecting the areas they play in and the people that live there
  • take responsibility for your children and any visitors if their behaviour is likely to cause harassment or nuisance to others
  • avoid using excessive foul language outside the home, in the garden and in public areas
  • dispose of rubbish and unwanted items in an appropriate way
  • do not get involved in any criminal activity
  • be considerate and ensure that you behave in a way that you would wish others to behave towards you and your family

It is generally best if such problems can be talked about and a solution found before both parties get too annoyed. If you are not comfortable discussing the problem with the other person, you could try using our in-house independent mediation service.

In most cases, an Antisocial Response Officer from one of our local teams will contact you to discuss the situation.

Page last updated:
08 Mar 2022

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