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Anti-social behaviour

Our approach to dealing with anti-social behaviour (ASB)


Our approach is to deal with ASB professionally, protect our communities, prevent anti‐social behaviour and promote a safe living environment. We expect you to behave with respect to others and in a manner, which does not interfere with the comfort or well‐being of other customers, individuals or groups in our neighbourhoods.

If left unchallenged, anti‐social behaviour can have a negative effect on the quality of life of individuals and groups within our neighbourhoods and communities.

For that reason, we tackle anti‐social behaviour using a range of tools including prevention, support and enforcement.  

Working with partners - who can do what to tackle ASB?

Whilst we may all have different roles, responsibilities and powers when it comes to tackling ASB, we are committed to working together to help you and provide you with the most appropriate support.

The most important thing to do if you are experiencing anti-social behaviour in and around your home is to tell us about it. Sometimes, to deal with it effectively we may need you to report it to The Police or the Local Council too but we will explain why and we will support and advise you on the best way to do it.


Cheshire Police

The police have the ultimate responsibility for dealing with crime e.g. drug dealing, threatening or abusive behaviour. So if the behaviours that you are experiencing, whether it is in and around your home, or in public spaces, is criminal, then the police have the power to deal with it effectively and they need to be made aware of it.



Halton Borough Council

The local council are responsible for ensuring that people in their communities can live safely and free from disorder, they are also responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and management of public spaces (parks, squares, streets). So, if the behaviour that you are experiencing is not a crime and is happening in public spaces, for example dog fouling, abandoned vehicles, graffiti or litter then the Local Council have the power to deal with it effectively and need to be made aware of it.


Halton Housing

We have a responsibility to anyone living in our neighbourhoods to ensure that they feel safe in their homes, free from nuisance or anti-social behaviour. If Halton Housing customers are behaving in a way that is causing nuisance, harm or distress to others then we want to know about it and we have the powers to tackle it.


ASB Information Booklet

Find your Neighbourhood Safety Officer

Our 3 Neighbourhood Safety Officers work with customers to take positive action to address anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the borough and improve the overall quality of life for all residents.