Anti-social behaviour is any activity that impacts on other people in a negative way.
Anti-social behaviour can cover a diverse range of actions, behaviours and incidents, which can be seen or interpreted differently from person to person. To be classed as anti-social behaviour, it needs a clear pattern of behaviour over a period of time, serious enough to require the victims or community to need protection from further acts.
In Arun there is a dedicated Anti-Social Behaviour Team to ensure that all anti-social behaviour issues and concerns are dealt with in a co-ordinated way throughout the Safer Arun Partnership.
To report an incident of anti-social behaviour
- call the dedicated 24-hour answerphone service on 0808 141 2800 (free from UK landlines)
- email email@example.com
- or to report online, follow this link: reporting ASB
Isolated incidents cannot be classed as anti-social behaviour, nor can run of the mill disputes between neighbours or petty intolerance due to different lifestyles. For example, things such as not being able to park outside your own house or children playing (unless they are swearing and being intimidating) cannot be classed as anti-social. If you do have a dispute with your neighbour you can contact the West Sussex Mediation Service for help and advice.
Arun’s Community Safety Team works as part of the Safer Arun Partnership to improve the safety of the community and to reassure the public that Arun is a safe place in which to live, work and visit. More information on the Safer Arun Partnership can be found at www.saferarun.co.uk.