The term anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that blights the lives of many people on a daily basis. It often leaves victims feeling helpless, desperate and with a seriously reduced quality of life. Terms such as ‘nuisance’, ‘disorder’ and ‘harassment’ are also often used to describe this type of behaviour.
ASB is defined as “Behaviour by a person which causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the person”.
Personal – ASB is perceived to be targeted at an individual or group rather than the community at large
Nuisance – ASB is causing trouble, annoyance or suffering to the community at large rather than an individual or group.
Environmental – The incident is not aimed at an individual or group but targets the wider environment, e.g. public spaces/buildings.
- Vehicle Abandoned (not stolen)
- Vehicle Nuisance/inappropriate use
- Rowdy or Inconsiderate Behaviour
- Rowdy/Nuisance Neighbours
- Littering/Drugs Paraphernalia
- Animal Problems
- Nuisance Calls
- Street Drinking
- Prostitution-Related Activity
What to do if you see ASB this summer…
Fenland council has a Community Safety team that works with a range of partners to resolve ASB issues and we take all complaints very seriously. If you are affected by ASB you can call the Council switchboard on 01354 654321 to make a complaint or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel threatened or in danger call Police 101 or 999 for emergencies.