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Anti-social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is defined as ‘conduct by an individual or group that has caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person’.    

Anti-social behaviour includes, but is not restricted to any of the following:

  • Abandoned vehicles (not stolen)   
  • Graffiti
  • Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Littering
  • Dog fouling
  • Fly tipping
  • Fly poster

Rutland County Council follows a partnership approach which is used across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which uses a range of interventions in an escalating tiered process to provide a consistent, measured and justifiable approach to ASB management, relevant to the number and severity of incidents.

For more comprehensive information of the ASB process, please see the document LLR ASB Incremental Approach

Report a problem

We have Community Safety Support Officers who work closely with the police and can offer you advice and support. Use the form below to contact our Community Safety Team and report a problem.

Anti Social Behaviour leaflet link 

Report anti-social behaviour

What is NOT anti-social behaviour

The following types of incident are not considered to be anti-social behaviour. If you are experiencing or have witnessed the any of the following you should report it to the police straight away:  

  • Criminal Acts (Violence/Theft/Burglary)
  • Drug Dealing/Paraphernalia
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Trespass
  • Nuisance calls
  • Prostitution-Related activity
  • Begging/Vagrancy
  • Fireworks
  • Vehicle nuisance/Inappropriate use (Speeding/Joy Riding/Obstructing Access)

Reducing anti-social behaviour

We take anti-social behaviour very seriously and know how it can impact on local communities and people’s lives. Along with having dedicated Community Safety Support Officers, we also support other activities and initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour and keep our communities safe.

Some of the things we do include:

  • CCTV monitoring
  • Restorative Justice
  • Injunctions
  • Partnership working
  • Fixed penalty notices
  • Community Protection Notices
  • Acceptable Behaviour Agreements

How to report anti-social behaviour

To help us resolve incidents of anti-social behaviour we may need the following from you:

  • Dates and times of incidents
  • Descriptions of alleged offenders or vehicles
  • Reference numbers from other organisations such as the Police
  • Details of other witnesses or people suffering the same anti-social behaviour

You can report anti-social behaviour using our online anti-social behaviour reporting form or by emailing communitysafety@rutland.gov.uk

Leicestershire Police, together with local partners, have produced a useful leaflet to help you record any incidents of anti-social behaviour you may experience:

Anti-social behaviour leaflet