Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti Social Behaviour is a term that is applied to a wide range of activities. The definition that we use is the one that is in the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998 which is that "anti social behaviour is any activity that causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household".

West Somerset Council, through its membership of the Safer Somerset Community Safety Partnership, is committed to tackle anti social behaviour. Together with other partners in the West of the County we have signed up to a pledge which sets out what we will do to address anti social behaviour.

For information on the Safer Somerset Partnership, please see the Somerset County Council website.

A copy of the pledge can be viewed here (46kb pdf)

To report anti social behaviour, please either contact the Avon and Somerset Constabulary by telephoning 101 or, in an emergency, 999.

Alternatively, use the online form on the right hand side of this page to report any instances of anti-social behaviour which will not be reported directly to the Police. Examples of this kind of behaviour might include abandoned vehicles, fly tipping, litter, dog fouling, noise nuisance or similar behaviour.

If you have any comments, enquiries or feedback about any of our services, please complete the online feedback form. Your comments will be collated and used to improve the service we provide.

Please be aware that our powers to intervene in disputes between neighbours are very limited. If any of the properties are rented we recommend, in the first instance, that you contact the landlord.