Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social behaviour causes fear and anxiety in the community and this is an issue that Ark Housing Association is fully committed to tackling at every possible level.

What is Anti-Social Behaviour?

To find out more about anti-social behaviour, please watch our short video.

In general terms, anti-social behaviour (ASB) is any action that can cause nuisance or annoyance to anyone. ASB can affect some people more than others so we always look at the individual’s experience and the impact the behaviour has.

We take anti-social behaviour very seriously and will not tolerate it in any form and we will do all we can to tackle it.  We will use a range of preventative measures, early intervention and legal action to tackle ASB.

There will be instances where we will ask you to contact other agencies who have responsibility to investigate and enforce particular behaviours.

Local Councils can investigate such matters as noise nuisance, disputes about high hedges, litter and illegal dumping, graffiti, fly-tipping, dog fouling, dog nuisance, stray dogs and abandoned vehicles.

Contact your Local Council:

There will be times where the type of ASB is criminal behaviour.  Where this is the case, you need to contact the Police.  These activities include motoring offences, drunken and rowdy behaviour in a public place, criminal damage, assault, theft, intimidation, harrassment, drug use/dealing and hate crime.

To contact the Police:

Phone- 101 (non emergency calls and general enquiries)  or 999 (for emergencies)

Or go to

Our ASB toolkit below will help to work out what is and what is not anti-social behaviour, and what steps you need to take if you have an ASB concern.   Click each icon for further information.