Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is defined as 'behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person'
Some aspects of anti-social behaviour are:
- Abandoned Vehicles
- Inappropriate use of or Vehicle Nuisance
- Inconsiderate or Rowdy behaviour
- Rowdy or nuisance neighbours
- littering or drugs paraphernalia
- Uncontrolled Pets
- Trespassing including unauthorised encampments
- Nuisance Calls
- Street drinking
- Prostitution-related activity
- Noise nuisance
- Misuse of fireworks
For more information on Anti-social behaviours and what you can do about it please visit the Kent Police website
If you think you are being affected by anti-social behaviour (ASB) you should complete this Anti Social Behaviour Online Reporting form or contact the Council's contact centre (01322 343434). They will pass on your enquiry either to a Housing Officer (if you are a tenant of Dartford Borough Council) or to the Council's Community Safety Department.
There is also a process called The Community Trigger which allows members of the public to ask their local Community Safety Partnership to review responses to incidents of anti-social behaviour. Please use the link above to see the threshold for Community Triggers. This process does not replace the need to report anti-social behaviour incidents or supersede any agencies complaints procedure.
Those who drop litter or don't clean up after their dog will be given a fixed penalty notice. This will be a £75 fine for litter and £50 for Dog fouling