What it is and how to report it.
Call 999 if a crime is happening now or you're in immediate danger.
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is unacceptable. It includes behaviour that causes harm to:
- the environment, like graffiti or fly-tipping
- the community, like noise pollution, drunken behaviour or drug taking
- an individual, like threatening language or aggressive behaviour
If you’re experiencing anti-social behaviour, you could try and talk to the person causing the problem. They may not realise they’re being anti-social. Only do this if you feel safe and comfortable.
You could contact Resolve West. They have trained specialists who can help people involved in or affected by anti-social behaviour, including:
- resolving conflict
- restorative justice
Their services are confidential and impartial. There is no cost for council tenants.
To report street issues, like graffiti, fly-posting, rubbish or dog mess go to report a street issue.
Pollution and noise
To report pollution issues, like loud noise, light or smells go to pests, pollution, noise and food.
Contact the police to report other ASB, including:
- aggressive language or threatening behaviour
- physical attacks
- drunken behaviour
- drug taking or dealing
- call 999 if a crime is happening now or if someone is in immediate danger
- call 101 if it’s not an emergency
- fill in an online crime form through Avon and Somerset police
- visit your local Avon and Somerset police station
ASB involving a council tenant
If you’re a council tenant or the person responsible for the ASB is a council tenant, you can also report it to the Estate Management Service.
What to do if the problem isn’t resolved
You can start a community trigger if you’ve reported anti-social behaviour but don’t feel enough action has been taken.