Anti-Social Behaviour in Uttlesford

Uttlesford District Council recognises that the problems created by Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) need to be addressed in a fair but firm manner. Residents are entitled to live in a quiet and peaceful environment and where appropriate the Council will endeavour to act quickly and efficiently to tackle incidents of ASB.

Uttlesford District Council will not tolerate incidents of ASB and this will be made clear to all tenants, prospective tenants and residents of the district.

Anti Social Behaviour Policy

Read the Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Policy (PDF 47Kb)

The Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Policy applies to tenants and residents, their families and any other occupants and visitors. The same principles apply to members of staff and other people working on behalf of the council.

In response to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Uttlesford District Council has fully reviewed its ASB Policy and Procedures.

This policy tells you what we mean by 'anti-social behaviour' and sets out our responsibilities and objectives for the council's ASB services.  It says what we want our services to achieve for people experiencing ASB, and details the kind of service level and quality we aim to provide.  It also explains the broad approach we have agreed to adopt in order to support and advance these objectives. 

The policy document explains the council's responsibilities to tackle ASB arise from three distinct roles which are:

  1. Our landlord role.
  2. Our role as a key member of the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership.
  3. Our environmental protection role.

While these are distinct roles, there are very strong links between all three and close working arrangements between the various departments that deliver the services.

However, the procedures described in this document mainly concern our landlord and Community Safety Partnership roles and so tend to say more about the work of the council's Housing Department and the council's Community Safety Team.

Environmental ASB is tackled by various departments within the Council each of which works to its own set of policies and procedures.

Read the Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Procedure (PDF 267Kb)

Contact us about ASB

For further information please contact Fiona Gardiner.