Report anti-social behaviour (ASB)


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We recognise that anti-social behaviour is a serious problem and we take complaints of anti-social behaviour seriously and in strict confidence.

To understand our approach to Anti Social behaviour you can read our full strategy document.

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Anti-social behaviour is a conduct that:

  • has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household
  • is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person's occupation of residential premises
  • is capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person

Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

  • Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour in public places
  • Neighbours causing a nuisance
  • Problematic congregation

If you are disturbed by excessive noise from your neighbours report it to the noise team.

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger or risk of harm then you should contact 999.

The council works in collaboration with the police and other agencies on tackling anti-social behaviour and we meet on a regular basis to review anti-social behaviour cases.

Report anti-social behaviour online

Please provide details of:

  • The incident that has occurred or behaviour that is causing a nuisance
  • The location the ASB is occurring
  • Who is causing the nuisance
  • Your contact details

A member of the ASB team will then get back to you within three working days.

If you live in a housing association property then you should contact your housing provider.

An Unlicensed Music Event (UME) is an unlicensed, unregulated and unauthorised music event. Raves have been a feature of the summer landscape for many years and are often associated with a range of issues including noise disturbance, drug-taking, as well as other criminal behaviour and anti-social behaviour. Recent months have seen a significant increase in the incidence of UMEs across London, probably at least in part a result of the fact that nightclub venues remain closed during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

There is a significant public health risk around these illegal mass gatherings, due to the lack of social distancing from large congregations at such events, potentially increasing the transmission rate of the virus. Such gatherings, whether they occur in the open space or in an enclosed environment, are in direct breach of existing Coronavirus regulations.

The earlier police know about such events, the easier it is to act to prevent continuing nuisance, danger and disruption to the local community. If you are concerned about an event being planned on social media, please contact the police on 101 as soon as possible, or report to the council’s anti-social behaviour team using the online tool.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report. Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​