Anti-social behaviour is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery – from damage to property, to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, to noisy or abusive neighbours.
Such a wide range of behaviours means that responsibility for dealing with anti-social behaviour is shared between a number of agencies, particularly the police, councils and social landlords.
Police deal with: Anti-social use of vehicles, rowdy and nuisance behaviour, street drinking and anti-social drinking, begging, criminal damage/vandalism, drug dealing, misuse of airguns and inappropriate use of fireworks
Your local borough council deal with: Abandoned vehicles, discarded drugs or drugs paraphernalia, graffiti, litter, rubbish, fly-tipping and fly-posting (unless you are witnessing fly-tipping, in which case dial 999), street trading, street drinking/anti-social drinking (where related to premises selling alcohol)
Local council Environmental Health Departments deal with: Noise and noisy neighbours/businesses, loud music,
Housing providers deal with: Noisy tenants, tenants committing anti-social behaviour
Surrey County Council deal with: Hedges and highways