Anti-social behaviour | Central Bedfordshire Council

Anti-social behaviour

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is defined as:

Acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as (the defendant).

Whilst some behaviours can be anti-social, they may not amount to the type of behaviour that we can act on. For example, young people socialising in the street may be causing concern, however it is not necessarily anti-social behaviour.

We concentrate on issues which affect the wider community, working in partnership with Bedfordshire Police and other agencies.

These issues include:

  • street drinking
  • incidents of abusive, intimidating and threatening behaviour which affects the wider community
  • street nuisance
  • drug-related issues centred around a specific premises
  • persistent behaviour that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of your life, and that of your neighbours