Anti-Social Behaviour

Report it stamp logoWhat exactly is anti-social behaviour?

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 defines anti-social behaviour as "behaviour that is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress to one or more persons not of the same household".

There are many types of behaviour that could be deemed as being anti-social. Different types of behaviour will have differing levels of impact where and when it is conducted.

Examples of typical anti-social behaviour are:

  • Noise
  • Loutish behaviour
  • Nuisance neighbours
  • Graffiti
  • Dog fouling (see our dog fouling page)
  • Litter/fly-tipping
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Ball games
  • Dogs barking
  • Gathering of youths
  • Homophobia
  • Racism
  • Underage drinking
  • irresponsibly bonfires

If you are experiencing problems of anti social behaviour it is important for the Community Safety Unit to know so that we can take steps to identify and eliminate problems and improve quality of life.

Report Anti Social Behaviour

Council tenants

If you are a council tenant and are affected by anti-social behaviour, Housing Services will be able to help. Please visit dealing with tenant anti-social behaviour for further information.

Contacting the Community Safety Unit



01233 330355 or 01233 330891*

*Please note that this line is not manned 24 hours but does have an answer phone for you to leave messages.

By post

Community Safety Unit
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
Tannery Lane
Kent TN23 1PL


Visit Kent Police website and enter your postcode to find out who your local beat officer is, their contact details as well as crime maps, surgeries and priorities.

Community Safety Partnership logoCommunity Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership works together to reduce crime and the fear of crime and shares information to take a co-ordinated action against anti-social behaviour.