Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is behaviour which causes nuisance, harassment, alarm, or distress to one or more people in different households.
The list is endless when it comes to the types of behaviour that may affect you. It could be graffiti, litter, verbal abuse, drug dealing or drinking alcohol in the street.
Newark and Sherwood District Council, together with our partners, has an anti-social behaviour team, dedicated to tackling all forms of anti-social behaviour across the district.
How to report anti-social behaviour
Contact our ASB team as soon as possible:
- Report the incident through our online form
- Keep a diary of incidents as they happen. Write down dates and times and the exact sequence of events and exact words used. If you would like a diary sheet please contact us.
If you live in a council property, or to report someone who lives in a council property contact the Tenancy Enforcement Team at Newark and Sherwood Homes:
If you are a tenant living in a rented property, please make your landlord aware of the problem(s) you are experiencing first.
Some people are afraid to speak to the Police, because they fear being identified and targeted. You can speak to the ASB team, in confidence, about any issues of concern to you. However it may be necessary for us to share the information you provide us with our partners for your complaint to be dealt with more efficiently.
- If a crime is in progress or life is in danger then please dial 999
- To report non urgent anti-social behaviour contact the Police on 101
- To register your complaint with the ASB Team call 01636 650000, or use the online reporting form
We are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour. This cannot be done alone so through the Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood Community Safety partnership we work with our partners, including Notts Fire and Rescue Service, Notts Police, registered social landlords, youth offending services and many more.
Tackling anti-social behaviour
There are different tools and powers the council and its partners can use to tackle anti-social behaviour. These can be found within our Anti-social Behaviour Policy 2015 to 2018 (PDF File, 466kb)
However, for us to be able to use these powers we need help from you to gather evidence about the anti-social behaviour you are experiencing.
Tackling hate crime
Actions towards another person which are considered motivated by hostility or prejudice of that person's identity is a hate crime and will be dealt with by the police, however, the Council is able to assist with tackling hate crime with the use of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. For more information and advice about hate crime and how the police can assist please visit the Nottinghamshire Police website or contact our Community Safety Team.