Selly Oak Ward Reach Out to Residents to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

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The Selly Oak Neighbourhood Police Team would like to reach out to all residents, particularly those who experience anti-social behaviour within the Bournbrook and Selly Park areas, where reported problems include excessive noise violations.

The Selly Oak NHT would like residents to contact them via email at sellyoak@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk if this is a reoccurring problem in your area.

ASB can be caused by anyone and it can occur either inside the home or in the locality of the home. Anyone can be a victim of anti-social behaviour or suffer the effects of it, regardless of whether they are a council tenant, home-owner, tenant of a registered social landlord or private landlord.

This service is NOT an alternative to calling 101 for non-emergencies or 999 for emergencies, so please continue to use those services to report crime.

Are you unsure what constitutes anti-social behaviour?

The definition of anti-social behaviour is:

‘acting in an anti-social manner that has caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as himself’

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) covers a wide spectrum of activities from minor neighbour disputes arising out of differences in lifestyle, to serious criminal behaviour often in the form of harassment.

Therefore, while we all know anti-social behaviour when we see it, it is difficult to come up with a single complete definition. However, there are a number of key aspects of what constitutes ASB, some of which are listed below:
• excessive noise (especially late at night)
• rowdy, unruly or threatening behaviour
• criminal activity
• nuisance caused by children of tenants, or visitors to council properties and estates
• nuisance caused by animals
• vandalism
• dumping of litter or rubbish
• statutory nuisance (such as fume emissions)
• breaches of tenancy conditions
• anti-social behaviour can be targeted at an individual often because of perceived differences (for example, harassment including racial harassment)
• anti-social behaviour can be “accidental” or “un-thinking” inconsiderate behaviour.

Follow the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Police Team on Twitter @SellyOakPolice and the Birmingham South Partnership Team @BhamSthPartners for updates on police activity and community partnership events.

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