We will aim to take a swift course of action appropriate to the severity of a case taking into consideration the needs of the complainant and the circumstances of the perpetrator and strive to achieve a balance between prevention, early intervention, support and enforcement actions in order to provide long term solutions that are reasonable, proportionate and most likely to produce an effective solution. Initially we should look at prevention to try and resolve the issues with enforcement actions to be considered if the anti-social behaviour continues.

Below are examples only and not an exhaustive list:

Early intervention & Preventative action

  • Verbal warnings
  • Mediation ( subject to budgetary restrictions )
  • Support referrals
  • Good neighbour agreements
  • Parenting Contracts
  • ABCs

Enforcement

  • Warning letter to alleged perpetrator
  • Seek legal advice
  • Tenancy Demotion
  • Notice of Seeking Possession (NOSP) / Section 21
  • Civil Injunction Orders
  • County Court Possession Proceedings
We will close an anti-social behaviour case when:
  • We believe we have resolved the problem or the problem has stopped
  • We think that there is no case to investigate
  • We believe the evidence does not warrant action
  • The witness does not respond to us further to reporting an incident
  • The issue involves a dispute between neighbours and evidence is not sufficient to demonstrate that one party is more at fault than the other.