Antisocial Behaviour – who can you contact about the issue?

Thanks to the Safer Dorset Fund in support of Operation Relentless, My Safer Bournemouth continues to provide clarity and consistency of reporting and ensuring that all reporting channels as current as possible. The aim is to help residents find the right people to help and support dealing with a specific issue

The following information about who is the lead agency and what would be the first point of contact: Remember call 999 if you or someone else is immediate danger, or if a crime is happening right now.

What is antisocial behaviour?

There are three main categories for antisocial behaviour, depending on how many people are affected:

  • Personal antisocial behaviour is when a person targets a specific individual or group.
  • Nuisance antisocial behaviour is when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community.
  • Environmental antisocial behaviour is when a person’s actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings.

Under these main headings antisocial behaviour falls into one of 13 different types:

Use the drop down arrows to see the information on who to report the issue to and the contact information:

Abandoned Vehicles:

This covers vehicles that appear to have been left by their owner, rather than stolen and abandoned.    It includes scrap or ‘end of life’ vehicles and those damaged at the scene of a road traffic collision that have been abandoned and aren’t awaiting recovery.

Who should I contact? – Local authority BCP

How can I contact them? – 01202 123 456

Report it to BCP Council online by following this link>>

Vehicle nuisance or inappropriate use:

This relates to vehicles being used in acts such as street cruising (driving up and down the street causing annoyance and bothering other road users), vehicle convoys and riding or driving on land other than a road.   It also covers the misuse of go-peds, motorised skateboards and electric-propelled cycles, motorised scooters state other than Beryl bike (applicable in Bournemouth and Poole), which are legal for use under the BCP rental scheme,
 and the unlicensed dealing of vehicles where a person has two or more vehicles on the same road within 500 metres of each other.

Who should I contact? – Dorset Police

How can I contact them? – dialing101

Report it to Dorset Police Online by following this link>>

Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour:

This refers to general nuisance behaviour in a public place or a place to which the public have access, such as private clubs.   It does not include domestic-related behaviour, harassment or public disorder which should be reported as crimes.

Who should I contact? – Dorset Police

How can I contact them? – dialling 101

Report it to Dorset Police Online by following this link>>

Rowdy or nuisance neighbours:

This covers any rowdy behaviour or general nuisance caused by neighbours, including boundary and parking disputes. It also covers noise nuisance from parties or playing loud music.

Who should I contact? – BCP ASB Team/Housing

How can I contact them? -01202 128 883

You can contact BCP Council housing by following this link>>

Littering or drugs paraphernalia:

This includes fly posting and discarding litter, rubbish or drugs paraphernalia in any public place.

Who should I contact? – BCP Council

How can I contact them? -01202 128 883

Report to BCP Council online by following this link>>

Animal problems:

This covers any situation where animals are creating a nuisance or people’s behaviour associated with the use of animals is deemed as antisocial. It includes uncontrolled animals, stray dogs, barking, fouling and intimidation by an animal.

Who should I contact? – BCP Dog Warden

How can I contact them? – 01202 123 789 or out of hours 08000 281 870

You can contact the BCP Council about dog fouling by following this link>>

Trespassing:

This is any situation in which people have entered land, water or premises without lawful authority or permission. It ranges from taking an unauthorised shortcut through a garden to setting up unauthorised campsites.

Who should I contact? – BCP Council

How can I contact them? -01202 123 456

You can contact BCP Council to report an issue by following this link>>

Street drinking:

This relates to unlicensed drinking in public spaces, where the behaviour of the persons involved is deemed as antisocial. It also covers unplanned and spontaneous parties which encroach on the street.

Who should I contact? – Dorset Police and BCP Council

How can I contact them? – by dialling 101  for Dorset Police

Report it to Dorset Police Online by following this link>>

 How can I contact them? -01202 128 883 for BCP Council

Report it to BCP Council online by following this link>>

Nuisance calls:

This covers any type of communication by phone that causes anxiety and annoyance, including silent calls and intrusive ‘cold calling’ from businesses. It does not cover indecent, threatening or offensive behaviour which should be reported as crimes.

Who should I contact? – Action Fraud

How can I contact them? -0300 123 2040

You can contact Action Fraud Online by following this link>>

Prostitution-related activity:

This relates to any activity involving prostitution such as loitering, displaying cards or promoting prostitution. It may also refer to activities in and around a brothel that impact on local residents.   It does not include ‘kerb-crawling’ which should be reported as a crime.

Who should I contact? – Dorset Police and BCP ASB team

How can I contact them? – by dialling 101

Report it to Dorset Police Online by following this link>>    

01202 128 883

Nuisance noise:

This relates to all incidents of noise nuisance that do not involve neighbours (see ‘Nuisance neighbours’ above).

Who should I contact? – BCP ASB Team

How can I contact them? – 01202 123 456 Out of hours 0800 506 050

Begging

This covers anyone begging or asking for charitable donations in a public place, or encouraging a child to do so, without a license.   Unlicensed ticket sellers at or near public transport hubs may also fall into this category.

Who should I contact? – Dorset Police and Trading Standards

How can I contact them? – by dialling 101 for Dorset Police

Report it to Dorset Police Online by following this link>>  

  How can I contact them? – 01202 128 883 for Trading Standards

Misuse of fireworks:

This will include the inappropriate use of fireworks, the unlawful sale or possession of fireworks and noise created by fireworks.

Who should I contact? – Dorset Police

How can I contact them? – by dialling 101

Report it to Dorset Police Online by following this link>>

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