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Get your views on Anti-Social Behaviour heard

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) takes many forms and includes a range of nuisance and criminal behaviours which cause distress to others, and we know through engagement that it is becoming an increasing issue. 

Many businesses suffer from the effects of anti-social behaviour but particularly it can impact small independent retailers. Small outlets in local communities can act as a hotspot for ASB causing mental, physical and financial harm to a business.

It can also impact the customers of the business and local community because of the price in increased costs of goods, higher insurance premiums and potential loss of investment by businesses in the local area.

Examples of ASB that could affect a business include:

  • Nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate neighbours
  • Vandalism, graffiti and fly-posting
  • Environmental damage such as littering, dumping of rubbish and abandonment of cars
  • Threatening behaviours towards staff or customers

This list is not exhaustive and should only be used as a guide. Each business will have different experiences of ASB and what they consider to be ASB.

The Government have started to review its response to ASB, and we want to ensure that we represent your views in that discussion.  

Attached is a link to a very short survey which we’d like you to complete so that we can fully understand your concerns and give you the opportunity to say what you feel should be done to respond. This will only take a few minutes.

The survey is open until the Wednesday 22nd February. 

In the meantime, the NBCC website hosts a range of ASB guidance, equally we are happy to discuss your individual needs to see where can help.   

ASB Overview FINAL2.pdf (