Concerned for your safety or somebody else’s?
We believe people are happiest and most comfortable when they look out for one another.
We lead busy lives and sometimes we can be completely unaware that our actions and behaviour are causing a problem or inconvenience to someone else.
We are committed to taking action against anti-social behaviour and our teams work closely with our partners to resolve this.
But we often see issues, disagreements and disputes escalate from something relatively minor, which could have been solved with some consideration or a simple conversation.
The Good Citizen Guide gives some advice and guidance on how to be a good neighbour and how to avoid ending up in a disagreement with someone else. We’ve focused on the areas we see most issues arise from.
In most cases a simple conversation with your neighbour is enough to resolve a problem and stop an issue escalating into a dispute
Sometimes the best way to resolve an issue can be by taking action yourself.
Here are some tips to help you do this:
We have a template letter to help you write to your neighbour
You can find information on how to report a specific issue on our A-Z of anti-social behaviour.
To report a crime or threatening behaviour
You can find details of your local police force by visiting the Police.uk website here
For emergencies call 999
For non-emergencies 101
Visit the Crimestoppers website or call 0800 555 111 to report a crime
To report an issue like noise nuisance
You can find details of your local council on the Government’s find a council website here
To report a hate crime
Visit the national hate crime reporting website here or call the police or Crimestoppers on the details above.
For support if you have been a victim
Visit the Victim Support website here or call 08081689111