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Anti-Social Behaviour

What is Anti-Social Behaviour?

Bournemouth Borough Council regards all complaints of anti-social behaviour seriously and has put in place procedures for dealing with complaints.

Anti-social behaviour is defined as “…acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more people not of the same household” and “…behaviour that unreasonably interferes with other people’s rights to use their home and community”.

In addition to this, the behaviour must be persistent. Before complaining to the council ask yourself if your complaint meets this definition.

The types of anti-social behaviour commonly complained about are:

  • noise
  • vandalism
  • alcohol & drug misuse
  • graffiti
  • youth nuisance
  • neighbour disputes
  • intimidation & harassment
  • racial abuse
  • littering & rubbish fly-tipping
  • abandoned cars
  • vehicle nuisance

Dorset Police also regards complaint of anti-social behaviour seriously please visit the Dorset Police website|.

The Council operates a Minimum Standards policy|, which outlines our commitments to you both in terms of how anti-social behaviour is dealt with in Bournemouth and how your case will be handled if you become a victim of anti-social behaviour. This document is currently in its draft stages.



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St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone 01202 451451
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