Examples of ASB

Misuse of Public Space

Drug/substance misuse & dealing

  • Taking drugs
  • Sniffing volatile substances
  • Discarding needles/drug paraphernalia
  • Crack houses
  • Presence of dealers or users

Sexual acts

  • Inappropriate sexual conduct
  • Indecent exposure
  • Noisy sexual activity

Alcohol related

  • Street drinking
  • Nuisance to neighbours related to alcohol

Prostitution related

  • Soliciting
  • Cards in phone boxes
  • Discarded condoms
  • Kerb crawling
  • Loitering
  • Pestering residents

Begging

Abandoned cars

Vehicle-related nuisance & inappropriate vehicle use

  • Inconvenient/illegal parking
  • Car repairs on the street/in gardens
  • Setting vehicles alight
  • Joyriding
  • Racing cars
  • Off-road motorcycling
  • Cycling/skateboarding in pedestrian areas/footpaths

Disregard for Community/Personal wellbeing

Noise

  • Noisy neighbours
  • Noisy cars/motorbikes
  • Loud music
  • Alarms (persistent ringing/malfunction)
  • Noise from pubs/clubs
  • Noise from business/industry
  • Music/ TV etc. at an unreasonable level at antisocial hours

Rowdy behaviour

  • Shouting & swearing
  • Fighting
  • Drunken behaviour
  • Hooliganism/loutish behaviour

Nuisance behaviour

  • Urinating in public
  • Setting fires (not directed at specific persons or property)
  • Inappropriate use of fireworks
  • Throwing missiles
  • Climbing on buildings
  • Impeding access to communal areas
  • Games in restricted/inappropriate areas
  • Misuse of air guns
  • Letting down tyres

Hoax calls

  • False calls to emergency services

Animal-related problems

  • Uncontrolled animals including barking dogs and dog mess where this is the result of lack of proper control


Acts directed at people

  • Intimidation or harassment
  • Groups or individuals making threats
  • Verbal abuse
  • Bullying
  • Following people
  • Pestering people
  • Voyeurism
  • Sending nasty/offensive letters
  • Obscene/nuisance phone
  • calls
  • Menacing gestures
  • Hate related incidents

Domestic Abuse/violence

  • Where this affects neighbours or the general community

Physical violence

  • Other than domestic violence

Environmental damage

Criminal damage and/Vandalism

  • Graffiti
  • Damage to bus shelters
  • Damage to phone kiosks
  • Damage to street furniture
  • Damage to buildings
  • Damage to trees/plants/hedges
  • Litter/rubbish
  • Dropping litter
  • Dumping rubbish
  • Fly-tipping
  • Fly-posting

Garden related nuisance

  • Accumulations of rubbish
  • Verminous
  • Unreasonably affecting other people
  • Health hazard
  • Frequent or large bonfires