Anti-social behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any activity that impacts on other people in a negative way. Examples of anti-social behaviour include:

  • nuisance neighbours
  • rowdy and nuisance behaviour
  • intimidating groups taking over public spaces
  • vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • fly tipping and abandoning cars
  • anti social drinking
  • signs of using drugs or dealing drugs
  • threats, intimidation and violence towards residents and passers-by
  • the misuse of fireworks
  • racial and any other acts of harassment.

If you are worried about reporting racism to the police, please visit our section on hate crime

Anti social behaviour in the Countryside

  • dumped vehicles (abandoned)
  • hare coursing
  • lamping (illegal game hunting) 

Environmental anti-social behaviour

If you are experiencing anti social behaviour through:

  • fly posting/tipping, graffiti or
  • neighbour noise nuisance

You would need to contact environmental health as follows:

You would need to provide the following information where you can:

  • date, time and location
  • name of person/company
  • vehicle registration
  • type and quantity of waste

    New anti-social behaviour order approved for Abingdon 

    Police in Abingdon have been granted new powers to fine people up to £100 who are causing vehicle related noise nuisance. 

    The new Public Spaces Protection Order, which also includes existing powers to help police tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour, was given overwhelming backing by the public with more the than 89 per cent of people who took part in the consultation approving the measure.  

    The Abingdon PSPO was approved at the council’s cabinet meeting on 30 June and will be implemented from August 2017. A copy of the Order can be downloaded by clicking on Abingdon PSPO (918.5 KB) PDF .

    Any person who lives in the restricted area or who regularly works in or visits that area may apply to the High Court, within 6 weeks beginning with the date on which the Order is made, to question the validity of the Order on the grounds that the local authority did not have the power to make the Order, or to include particular prohibitions or requirements imposed by the Order, or that a requirement of the Act was not complied with in relation to the Order. 

Last reviewed: 27 - 07 - 2017

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