Anti-social behaviour covers a range of activities that affect people's enjoyment of their homes and communities. This page provides information on where to find help and other useful information.
You can report anti-social behaviour to us:
- anti-social behaviour (includes vandalism, football and ball games complaints)
- high hedges
- illegally lit fires ( )
- needles and drugs equipment
- rubbish in gardens/yards ( )
If the house itself is empty, please see our empty homes page.
We will fully investigate any complaint we receive.
If you have an ongoing problem with anti-social behaviour and it's not being addressed, the Case Review (formerly known as the Community Trigger) gives you and your community the right to expect action.
Other help and advice
- You can report off-road bikes to the police by calling 101.
- If you are a tenant with any former council housing company or other housing association, you can find more information on their website.
- Neighbourhood wardens work to improve the quality of life for residents by reducing the level of anti-social behaviour. Numbers of incidents are included in their monthly performance reports.
Hate crime and incidents
If the incident is perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's:
- race, ethnic origin, or nationality
- sexual orientation
Then it is a Hate crimes and incidents.
Outdoor Play Code
Encourage children to use local play areas once they have told an adult and discourage them from playing on streets and roads which can be dangerous. Remind your children to pick up their litter and encourage them not to damage plants and trees. If someone complains to them, encourage them to tell an adult.
Remind your children of the importance of being a good neighbour. Do not climb fences and gates to retrieve balls without asking, and try to be mindful of noise levels and playing in once place for long periods of time. Do not kick balls against walls and never play on fences.
Remember you were young once!
Remember, not all children can play at home and it's really important for young people to play together. Children of different ages need different play needs. If there is a problem, explain the problem to the children and try to offer a positive alternative. Avoid confrontation and arguments and speak to parents wherever possible. Never invite children into your home.
Remember you are responsible for your children's behaviour, their play needs are important but can sometimes disturb other people. Remind your children to respect other residents the community and property.
Discussion and compromise is always the best way to resolve disputes.
- Customer Services
- 03000 26 0000
Our address is:
- Durham County Council
- County Hall
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UQ