Anti-social behaviour

Safer Lancashire campaign

We know that if anti-social behaviour happens to you it can have a big impact on your quality of life, which is why we're committed to tackling it.

Anti-social behaviour is the common term used to describe incidents or actions that cause damage or affect the quality of life of people in a community.

It can be any behaviour which causes 'alarm, harassment or distress to one or more persons not of the same household' and can include:

  • Nuisance neighbours,
  • Vandalism,
  • Graffiti,
  • Intimidation,
  • Drinking on the street,
  • Litter and fly-tipping,
  • Off road motorbike nuisance,
  • Abandoned vehicles

We have signed up to an anti-social behaviour pledge to outline our commitment to you and where you live.

We're supporting a campaign launched by the Safer Lancashire Network to highlight that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated at any age.

There are many tools and powers available to help us tackle anti-social behaviour which includes Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and Dispersal notices.

There is a lot we can do if we know about a problem early enough that often doesn't involve legal action. This can include supporting people to be responsible tenants, providing positive activities for young people, and warning neighbours about noise nuisance.

We want to work with communities to truly understand what is important to you and find long term solutions. The more we know about a problem, the more we can do to address it.

If you are concerned or need help with anti-social behaviour, contact us via e-mail customer.services@pendle.gov.uk.