Information about anti-social behaviour and how to report it
Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity that causes harm to an individual, to their community or to their environment.
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 defines anti-social behaviour as 'behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person.'
We take reports of anti-social behaviour seriously.
Sometimes the best way to stop anti-social behaviour is to politely talk to the individual(s) responsible. Calmly discussing the behaviour and its impact can stop it from happening. Don't try this if it puts you in danger.
A number of organisations work together to deal with anti-social behaviour. This includes Fenland District Council, the police and housing associations.
Who to contact depends on your situation, the type of behaviour and the impact it is having.
Criminal offences should always be reported directly to the police.
If you live in social housing, contact your housing association first. They can help with issues such as neighbour disputes, untidy gardens, boundary disagreements, noise nuisance and tenancy breaches.
Cannabis use is a criminal offence and should be reported to the police. Reports of cannabis use received by the Council will be shared with the police. We will write to the alleged perpetrator to inform them of the reported cannabis use, the sharing of information with the police and a request that they stop the illegal activity.
Some activities, although unpleasant, may not be considered anti-social behaviour. This means they are dealt with by different teams within the Council.