Antisocial behaviour and nuisance

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) is anything that intimidates, causes distress or alarm or significantly reduces someone's quality of life.

The types of behaviour that could be deemed antisocial can include: abandoned vehicles, dog fouling, fly tipping, graffiti, littering, noise nuisance and neighbour disputes.

Where the required evidence thresholds are met, the council are able to conduct investigations that enable the use of various tools and powers, in accordance with the different legislation that is available to the council.

Please be aware that the contact details listed in the right hand pane are not not monitored outside of office hours or for use in an emergency.  

If a crime is in progress, dial 999. You can also report crimes on the non-emergency police number 101 or online at Suffolk Constabulary - report anti-social behaviour

For more information and details on how to report to the correct department please click on the relevant link below. 

abandoned vehicles

An authorised officer will inspect and determine whether they consider a vehicle to be abandoned or not.

dog fouling

If you are a dog owner or walker then you must pick up your dog's mess if it fouls in a public place. This is a legal requirement as described in Public Spaces Protection Order (Dogs) 2017. If you do not then you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. If you do not pay the Fixed Penalty Notice then you could be taken to court and fined up to £1000.

fly tipping

Dumping waste on any land which doesn't have an Environmental Permit, or allowing others to do so on your behalf is a criminal offence. You could face very large fines and even be sent to prison.


Graffiti is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on the surface of any property and is an act of vandalism which is a criminal offence under the Criminal Damage Act 1971, and carries a large fine or imprisonment on conviction. For minor incidents an £80 on the spot fixed penalty notice may be issued to offenders.


Help us keep west Suffolk a litter free zone by putting your rubbish in the bins provided. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 those caught littering can be issued a fixed penalty notice of £80 rising to £2,500 if this is taken to court.

noise nuisance

Loud noises can cause upset and distress to people in their homes. If you are having problems with excessive noise, from a neighbour in a domestic property or a business, then there are things that you can do to help solve the problem.

If you are not sure where to report an issue you are experiencing you can complete our antisocial behaviour report form online or phone us to report antisocial behaviour in West Suffolk. 

If you have already reported ongoing antisocial behaviour (ASB) to either the Police, your district or borough council or your housing provider and you feel that no action has been taken to resolve it, you can activate the ASB Case Review through the ASB Case Review referral form and ask us to request a review of your case.