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 one of our Anti Social Behaviour Online Reporting forms 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