Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is often a perception-based issue that can occur over time rather than in a single incident. Anti-social behaviour covers many things including:

  • Graffiti and vandalism
  • Fly-tipping
  • Littering and dog fouling
  • Threatening and intimidating behaviour
  • Excessive noise

We define anti-social behaviour as behaviour by an individual or group that:

  • Results or is likely to result in another party feeling personally threatened
  • Creates a public nuisance
  • Has a detrimental impact upon the environment
  • Has a detrimental effect upon the quality of life of an individual or the community as a whole

The Street Warden Team work to reduce the fear of crime, deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of the local environment. If you have any concerns or would like to talk to somebody about anti-social behaviour in your community:

Dealing with anti-social behaviour

If the situation is an emergency (if someone’s life or health is threatened) call 999.

If anti-social behaviour is a problem in your area, there’s a lot you can do to help put a stop to it. You can:

  • Talk to your neighbours to find out if they’re affected as well
  • If you feel comfortable doing so, talk to the person causing the problem; they may not realise how it is affecting you
  • Call Gloucestershire Constabulary’s non-emergency number, 101 and ask to speak to your local neighbourhood policing team or attend one of their regular meetings
  • Contact the Council (noise, fly-tipping etc.)
  • Tell your landlord or residents’ association about the situation

Report anti social behaviour

To report graffiti, fly tipping and fly posting and get advice on general anti-social behaviour please:

  • Click the relevant button below or
  • Call 01594 810000

Report graffiti

Report fly tipping

Report fly posting

All complaints are treated as confidential so you don’t have to worry about your identity being revealed.

Restorative Gloucestershire anti social behaviour case review

The ASB Case Review is for you if you feel that no one else has dealt satisfactorily with the anti-social behaviour problems you have experienced.  If you have already reported the problem to the council, police or housing provider, the ASB Case Review is a way for you to ask the agencies to review your case.  For further information: 

Dealing with noise and other nuisances

Our Environmental Regulatory Services team can advise about to noisy neighbours and other issues that cause concern. For further information, please:

Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The Forest of Dean CSP partners work with local communities to alleviate anti-social behaviour in our district, examples of work undertaken include:

  • Issuing Warning notices and Acceptable Behaviour Contracts
  • Removal of offensive graffiti across the district
  • The Street Warden service have a number of remote control cars to enable them to work with young people within the district
  • Community meetings in areas where problems have been identified, with agreed actions for organisations and community members
  • Support for victims and witnesses of anti-social behaviour