Dealing with anti-social behaviour

Richmond is one of the safest areas in London. However, this doesn’t mean that there are not occasional problems with anti-social behaviour.

What is anti-social behaviour (ASB)?

Defining anti-social behaviour (ASB) can be difficult and it can take a number of forms such as:

  • Graffiti - which can on its own make even the tidiest urban spaces look squalid
  • Abusive and intimidating language, often directed at minorities
  • Littering
  • Drunken behaviour
  • Dealing drugs and related problems.

Each person’s experience is different, but living with ASB can be isolating, disempowering and have a direct effect on your health. It’s easy to lose sight of the part you have to play, but the following steps offer some basic approaches you can take:

  • Report noise
  • If you are a tenant, talk to your housing provider or landlord
  • Consider mediation
  • Talk to your local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team.

How do I report anti-social behaviour?

You can report incidents of anti-social behaviour and hate crime online. Any information you give will be treated in confidence and you can choose to remain anonymous. However, please note that this means the Council's Community Safety Team will not be able to contact you.


 

Useful contacts:

Richmond Council Community Safety Team
Address: Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
Phone: 020 8891 7777
Web:www.richmond.gov.uk/community_safety
Email: community.safety@richmond.gov.uk

If you are being threatened and in immediate danger, dial 999.