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Enforcement powers

What is enforcement action?

In all cases where anti-social behaviour is reported, the council will attempt to offer advice to the complainant and the alleged perpetrator and try other methods to resolve the problem before enforcement action takes place.

Enforcement action by the council or police is usually a last resort in ASB cases where advice has been ignored or support packages refused. Enforcement action taken must be proportionate to the behaviours which have taken place and usually take the form of a series of warnings or actions which escalate in severity.

In order for the council to take enforcement action, it is very likely that accurate information and evidence may be required from the person making the complaint. This can be in the form of photographs, written logs or giving a witness statement.

Last updated Tuesday, 14th March 2017

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