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We know that anti-social behaviour can cause a great deal of distress.  That's why we're committed to working with you and other organisations across Wolverhampton to investigate and resolve the cases which are reported to us.

What is anti-social behaviour? +

Anti-social behaviour is basically any form of behaviour which has a negative impact on your quality of life. In reality, anti-social behaviour spans a whole range of offences from noisy neighbours, vandalism or littering to persistent disorderly behaviour and drug-dealing.

Other examples of anti-social behaviour could include:

  • Criminal behaviour
  • Racist or homophobic behaviour and religious hatred
  • Threatening or intimidating behaviour
  • Gang membership
  • Domestic violence
  • Playing loud music
  • Excessive noise
  • Damage to property
  • Uncontrolled pets
  • Dumping rubbish
  • Misusing motor vehicles
  • Making malicious complaints

Nuisance can affect people in different ways and at different levels so not every complint can be dealt with as anti-social behaviour. Some nuisances are considered to be everyday living noises or minor lifestyle differences and we won't be able to investigate them.

Examples of issues we can't help with are:

  • People mowing their lawns or carrying out other garden maintenance at reasonable times and frequency.
  • People vacuuming or using other domestic appliances at reasonable times and frequency.
  • People carrying out DIY/repairs at reasonable times
  • Noise generated by everyday living, eg, walking across laminate flooring wearing shoes, people talking, crying babies, children playing.
  • Cooking smells
  • Children playing in their homes or near their homes or in a play area. (Children playing balls games is normally not considered to be ASB.)

 

How to report ASB +

The two most important things you can do are to record any incidents of anti-social behaviour and report them to us.

The more information we have, the better the chance we have of sorting the problem.

You can report anti-social behaviour by:

When we receive a report of anti-social behaviour, we'll thoroughly investigate it and take whatever action we can to sort the problem. We'll also look to support victims as much as we can too.

In an emergency +

Please note the 01902 551188 number is not an emergency or immediate response number. 

In emergencies, you need to call 999 - but for other matters where you need the police, but it's not an emergency, you can call them on 101.

Community Trigger +

Not satisfied with the way your query has been dealt with? If you’re a victim of ASB but you’re not satisfied with how it’s been dealt with they you can use your right to activate the ‘Community Trigger’. You can find out more about the trigger here.

Public Space Protection Orders +

A Public Public Space Protection Order, often referred to as a PSPO, is one of a range of new powers introduced by Parliament through the “Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014” available to Local Authorities to control significant nuisance problems. Find out more about Public Space Protection Orders.

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