Anti Social Behaviour
- What is anti-social behaviour?
- Why is it important to report anti-social behaviour?
- How to report anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) comes in many different forms. It includes nuisance and harassment in relation to:
- children and youth
- sexual orientation
- abandoned vehicles
- religious belief
- gardens - disputes, overgrown
- using property for commercial reasons
- dogs fouling, incessant barking
- offensive telephone calls
- drug abuse
- malicious letters and articles
- victims of mental health problems and/or other vulnerabilities
- refuse and rubbish
The government has introduced new legislation, that came into force on the 20 October 2014, to tackle anti-social behaviour. The council uses these powers as appropriate to deal with reported cases and the misery it can bring to our residents.
Haringey's vision is to create a safer Haringey, where residents, visitors and workers will have an improved quality of life without the fear of being subject to anti-social behaviour.
To reach this level, we are working in partnership with all departments of the council and our external partner agencies such as the police. This is to better co-ordinate and support victims of anti-social behaviour, as well as prosecuting perpetrators in all cases where we have enough evidence to do so.
- If you'd like to report anti-social behaviour see the Reporting Anti Social Behaviour section below.
Some residents may feel uneasy in reporting incidents of anti social behaviour to the council. They often fear that things may get worse if the perpetrator finds out that they have made a report.
The council's Anti Social Behaviour Action Team (ASBAT) understand these problems and will not take any action or speak to anyone else about the problem without agreeing this with you first. All reports made to the council are treated in the strictest confidence.
When a problem is reported the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Team aims to:
- Place the concerns of the victim at the centre of any investigation that is carried out
- Act quickly
- Follow an investigation/action plan
- Explain clearly all the informal and formal remedies available to both complainant and perpetrator
To make a report of Anti Social Behaviour
You can report anti-social behaviour in a number of ways:
Anyone living, working, studying or visiting the borough can make a report on using our online form:
Or by using our dedicated telephone line:
- Tel 020 8489 1335
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Council tenants can report anti-social behaviour to their Tenancy Management Officer by calling Customer Services on 020 8489 5611. Lines are open Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm.
Alternatively, call in person at one of the customer service centres.
If you are a housing association tenant you should contact your housing association.
If you have any doubt about who to contact, please ring the council's main switchboard number on 020 8489 1000 - opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm or Out of Hours 020 8489 0000.
If you feel you are in any danger you should telephone 999 to contact the police immediately.
Escalating your complaint
If you've reported the same anti-social behaviour to the council, Police or a Registered Housing Provider three times in the last six months and consider that no action has been taken, you can escalate your report. Find out more on our Escalating an anti-social behaviour complaint page.
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