We know that nuisances and anti-social behaviour can be upsetting and stressful for all those who are affected by it. We want to help as much as we can to make sure you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet of your own home without feeling scared or frustrated.
Remember, you and visitors to your home also have a responsibility to behave in a respectful and considerate way around your own neighbours.
What is a nuisance?
- Unacceptable noise nuisance (such as loud music, loud TVs, parties, barking dogs)
- Dumping rubbish and fly-tipping
- Damage to shared facilities (such as graffiti or dog fouling)
- Selling drugs
- Anti-Social Behaviour (including intimidation or harassment)
- Verbal abuse (this could be shouting and swearing)
- Domestic abuse
- Hate crime (if you have been affected by a crime because of your race, sexuality or your religion)
How do I report anti-social behaviour?
If you are experiencing any sort of nuisance or anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, remember it is important that you contact the right people to deal with your case quickly and efficiently.
- Call 999 if you are in immediate danger or concerned for the safety of a neighbour
- The non-emergency police number is 101
- Call 0800 555 111 to report suspicious behaviour to Crimestoppers
- Contact us to report problems to Riverside or to ask our staff for more advice
Do I need to keep evidence?
To help us and any other partner we work with resolve your nuisance or anti-social behaviour complaint in the best way possible, it is important that you keep any sort of evidence which may help with your case. But only if it is safe to do so.
Here are a few things you can do to help:
- Take a photo of anything that could be used as evidence
- Write down the time and place or any other significant details of when it has occurred
- Write down the names of any witnesses
- If you have called the police or Crimestoppers, make a note of any reference numbers you have been given and the names of any police officers involved