Forth recognises that every individual is entitled to live without disturbance or disruption within their neighbourhood.
It recognises the importance of taking early and effective action to reduce the likelihood of legal action being needed, and to increase the chances of it being resolved successfully.
So what is anti-social behaviour?
In practice anti-social behaviour can mean different things to different people. It can cover a wide range of behaviours from dog fouling to criminal damage to property.
It happens when a person's actions are likely to cause alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance to another person or damage to someone's property. It can include speaking threateningly or offensively.
“Crime motivated by malice or ill-will towards a social group.”
A Hate Incident- is any incident perceived as such by you or any other person. Anyone can be the victim of a hate incident.
Incidents perceived by any person to have been motivated by hatred, malice or prejudice of Race, Religion/Faith, Sexual Orientation, Transgender identity or Disability are recorded, monitored and investigated as hate incidents.
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Tenants experiencing anti-social behaviour will be encouraged to play a full part in action taken to deal with this. Their views will be taken into account in reaching decisions on courses of action, and they will be kept informed of progress by their Housing Officer. You can obtain a copy of our Anti-Social Policy by clicking here.
Got Something To Share?
Your Housing Services Officer is often your first point of contact when something is happening around your home. Sometimes however they are not the appropriate person to contact particularly when this relates to illegal activity.
We understand the anxieties and concerns regarding reporting some matters to the Police, you can however report this completely anonymously to Crimestoppers. They are not the police but an independent charity working to help communities.
If you have access to the internet you can report non emergency issues eg drug issues, doorstep crime, drink driving to https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. You can also call them in confidence on 0800 555 111.
Please refer to https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ for more information.
We are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour promptly, firmly and fairly.
If you wish to make a complaint regarding anti-social behaviour, please either contact the Housing Management team or complete our complaints form.
Types of Behaviours That Can Be Described As Anti-Social
|Noisy cars / motorbikes|
|Alarms (persistent ringing / malfunction)|
|Noise from pubs / clubs|
|Noise from business / industry|
|Shouting & swearing|
|Hooliganism / loutish behaviour|
|Urinating in public|
|Setting fires (not directed at specific persons or property)|
|Inappropiate use of fireworks|
|Climbing on buildings|
|Impeding access to communal areas|
|Misuse of air guns|
|Letting down tyres|
|False calls to emergency services|
|Animal related problems|
|Criminal damage / vandalism|
|Damage to bus shelters|
|Damage to phone kiosks|
|Damage to street furniture|
|Damage to buildings|
|Damage to trees / plants / hedges|
|Litter / rubbish|
|Drugs / substance misuse and dealing|
|Sniffing volatile substances|
|Discarding needles / drug paraphernalia|
|Presence of dealers or users|
|Vehicle related nuisance & inappropriate vehicle use|
|Setting vehicles alight|
|Off road motorcycling / quad bikes|