Being a good-neighbour and Anti-social behaviour and noise

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Tips for being a good neighbour…

Introduce yourself

Take the time to establish good terms with your neighbours; the community will be a friendlier, safer and more comfortable place to live. You never know when you may have to call on them for help. For example if you need to ‘pop’ round to borrow something, take in a parcel or you want them to keep an eye on your house while you are away.

Turn it down by 11pm

Remember to keep noise down after 11pm – and if you can hear it outside with the doors and windows shut it really is too loud!

Be considerate

Consideration is important towards others in your local community. You may well live in a densely populated area of students, but also be mindful that you will live amoungst others , whether they are families , business professionals or the elderly , and from different cultures and backgrounds. Respect your neighbours in the community and they will respect you.

See it, concerned – report it!

Anyone acting suspiciously around you or your neighbours property should be reported immediately. Call police on 101 (non-emergency) , always dial 999 / 112 in an emergency

What is ASB and how do I report it?

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is social harm directed against individuals , communities or the environment. It is any activity that impacts on other people in a negative way. Selfish and unacceptable activities can blight the quality of community life and therefore it is important that you have an idea of how these issues can be addressed.

Contact West Midlands Police or your Community Wardens. A system is in place to respond to , and activally tackle ASB.

West Midlands Police – you can also phone 101.

Birmingham City Council – to address loud music (environmental health section).  You can also phone 0121 303 6007.

Birmingham City Council – for enquiries about all forms of anti-social behaviour (Birmingham Community Safety Partnership).  You can also phone 0121 303 1111.

Community Wardens , Guild of Students phone 0121 251 2502.

You can find more information about anti-social behaviour via Direct Gov – Stopping and Reporting.