If you feel antisocial behaviour is a problem in your neighbourhood, you can report it to us.
Antisocial behaviour is considered as behaviour, which causes alarm, harassment or distress to the community.
It can include:
- Verbal abuse
- Criminal damage
- Noise nuisance
- Racist/homophobic abuse
- Under-age drinking or smoking
- Vehicle nuisance
- Fly tipping
- Violence/threat of violence
How to report antisocial behaviour
If you are being affected by antisocial behaviour, keep a diary of what is happening. Recording incidents can help to show patterns of behaviour. Make sure you record:
- The day and time the behaviour took place
- Where it happened
- A description of the behaviour
You can download a Antisocial behaviour diary sheet [56kb] template to help you.
The more evidence we have in your diary, the more chance something can be done.
You can get in touch with our Safer North Hampshire community safety team using the contact details on the right of this page. You will also find helpful information on the Safer North Hampshire website.
For police information on antisocial behaviour, visit the Hampshire Constabulary - antisocial behaviour website. You can also report antisocial behaviour by calling 101.
To help us tackle antisocial behaviour, we have agreed some Antisocial behaviour minimum standards [375kb],which we follow.
If the problem relates to a licensed premises, please fill in one of our licensing report it forms using the links on this page.
How we tackle antisocial behaviour
Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs)
An ABC is a voluntary signed agreement between the person in question and various members of the Community Safety Partnership including Rushmoor Borough Council, the police, registered social landlords and Hampshire County Council.
ABCs are designed to give those involved the chance to admit their actions, and realise the effects they have had on others.
These contracts explain that the bad behaviour must stop, and say what may happen if it doesn't. They aren't legally binding, but they can be referred to in court if the behaviour continues.
Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO)
An ASBO is a court order banning anti-social behaviour, or stopping entry into an area where problems have happened.
The rules and restrictions of each ASBO are specific to the crimes involved, and they remain in place for a minimum of two years.
ASBOs are not criminal penalties, so they won't appear on a police record. However, not obeying the rules of an ASBO is a crime, and can result in a fine or prison sentence.
Section 30 dispersal orders
Groups can be forced to leave an area and not return if they are regularly loud, disruptive or destructive.
The area can be anything from the space around a cash dispenser to a whole neighbourhood, or even all of Rushmoor.
The people involved won't be able to return to the area for the length of time set out in the order, which could be months or years.