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Anti-Social Behaviour

All our residents, visitors and business owners have the right to enjoy a secure and peaceful environment. We are fully committed to supporting those who are experiencing anti-social behaviour and helping them resolve their concerns.

Anti-Social Behaviour is defined in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as a person or persons acting in such a way:

  • “Conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person”
  • “Conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or”
  • “Conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person”

Reducing Anti-Social Behaviours is an agreed priority of the Maldon District Community Safety Partnership (MDCSP)

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour and its root causes can be very complex, requiring strong local partnerships and effective use of resources.

Within the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Police Act 2014, the Government gave Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and the Police, various powers to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour, empower victims and take swift action against perpetrators.

The Maldon District Council Anti-Social Behaviour Policy* sets out how we will deal with reports of anti-social behaviour, examples of anti-social behaviour and partners we work with. 

*This Policy is currently being updated and will be available to view in due course.

You can report an instance of anti-social behaviour.

If you wish to download an anti-social behaviour diary.