Council and police partnership sees first anti-social behaviour injunction


asb Arun District Council has secured its first anti-social behaviour injunction after neighbours of a Littlehampton man had to endure months of severe distress.

The Council’s ASB Team has been working with Sussex Police to ensure a coordinated and robust approach to community issues and to crack down on anti-social behaviour.

This partnership resulted in the injunction being served against the man at Chichester County Court on 7 September, 2017, which prevents him from further disruptive behaviour.

Conditions of the year-long injunction include;

  • not causing a nuisance or annoyance to anyone around his home address
  • not interfering with neighbours’ lawful activities, and
  • not making, creating or permitting noise which is capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance to any person residing in the area.

Any breaches will be referred back to the court for the consideration of a judge.

Councillor Mike Clayden, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this injunction, the first of its kind in Arun. It is hoped that this course of action will provide support to the individual in managing their behaviour, improve the quality of life for his neighbours and other members of the local community who have been affected, and help to communicate the fact that anti-social behaviour in the district will not be tolerated.”

Inspector Marc Clothier, from the Arun Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have consistently demonstrated across the district the benefits of partnership working and I am very impressed by those who have worked hard, with the support of the local community, to secure this injunction. I hope it will make a significant difference to those who have been affected and send a strong message that we have a range of tactics to deal effectively with anti-social behaviour.”

Arun District Council and Sussex Police are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and if you are a victim, please report it by calling 101. Alternatively you can leave a message on the dedicated 24-hour answerphone service on 0808 141 2800, or email