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 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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