What is Anti-social Behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is the general term used to describe behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to others.

The types of incidents that Onward consider as anti-social behaviour include (but not limited to):

Onward does not consider the below to be anti-social behaviour:

  • General family “lifestyle” noises, such as a washing machine
  • Using a vacuum cleaner
  • Mowing the lawn / cluttered or untidy gardens
  • Children playing / crying
  • Cooking smells and odours
  • Noise from a tv or music played at a moderate level
  • Vehicle parking complaints and graffiti

What should I do if I’m experiencing anti-social behaviour?

If you need to report an emergency, for example an incident that is serious or life-threatening then you should call 999 and ask to speak with the relevant emergency service.
If you need to report a crime or an incident involving criminal behaviour then you should report this to the police on 101.
You can also report crime and anti-social behaviour anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you require advice and your enquiry is non urgent then please contact us in confidence.