Anti-Social Behaviour

Amber Valley Borough Council's approach to tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

To report anti-social behaviour, contact us on 01773 570222 (Monday-Friday 9am till 4.30pm, Wednesday 10am till 4.30pm) or contact the Police on 101.  You can also use our online reporting form below.

What you can expect whilst accessing our services

You can report your concerns either via our website on our online form or call the Community Safety Team on 01773 570222 to receive advice and support to help you decide how to handle the situation.

Within 5 working days of you first contacting us you will receive either verbal or written communication for a member of the team to discuss your issues further.

We will take action depending on the circumstances and how serious the incidents are, for example issuing a fixing penalty notice, acceptable behaviour contract, antisocial behaviour order or dispersal orders. (Please see list of enforcement tools).

We will treat all concerns seriously, investigating them promptly and fairly

Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership recognises the huge effect that anti-social behaviour has on communities and therefore has made reducing anti-social behaviour one of its key priorities. 

Types of Anti-Social Behaviour

The following list includes some of the types of behaviour that constitute anti-social behaviour.  A full list can be viewed here.

  • excessive residential noise (from music, parties etc.)
  • use of foul and abusive language
  • threatening/intimidating behaviour
  • harassment
  • street drinking 
  • rowdy behaviour 
  • improper use of vehicles (e.g. annoying use of motorcycles close to residential premises, riding bicycles on pavements, regular repair of vehicles, abandoned vehicles)
  • inappropriate use of space for leisure/play (e.g. playing ball games close to property; littering; graffiti; fly-tipping; allowing dog fouling; damage/vandalism to public and private property (e.g. damaging play equipment, snapping wing-mirrors)
  • inconsiderate or improper parking
  • inappropriate use of fireworks.

The legal definition of anti-social behaviour contained within the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 is 'behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.'

Report ASB

If the property is in the Amber Valley area please enter the postcode or the first few letters of the street. Otherwise enter the full address in the box below.




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