Antisocial behaviour and nuisance

What is antisocial behaviour?

The legal definition of Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) is: Acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household.

Reporting antisocial behaviour

It is important that low level nuisance is dealt with by the appropriate agency and not allowed to get worse. If you don't report it we cannot help resolve problems. Information will be treated confidentially and your personal details will not be disclosed unless we have your agreement.

Acts of a criminal nature

Serious incidents which are acts of a criminal nature should be passed directly to West Yorkshire Police:

For all other Anti-social behaviour incidents contact:

Other examples of antisocial behaviour include, but are not limited to:

  • Rowdy / nuisance behaviour
  • Street drinking / begging
  • Verbally abusive language
  • Harassment / threatening and intimidating behaviour

Vulnerable victims of antisocial behaviour

If you, or someone you know is vulnerable, for example due to physical disability or learning difficulties and experiencing antisocial behaviour, we can help.

Please contact the Anti Social Behaviour Partnership Team on 01422 288001.

For further information go to Safetynet Resources

Antisocial Behaviour Injunctions (ASBI's)

Calderdale Council has a number of ways to deal with all forms of Anti-Social behaviour. Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions are Civil orders that exist to protect members of the public from behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The Injunction can contain specific conditions that require a person to do certain positive things like to obtain help re an addiction etc. They also prohibit people from specific actions so as to stop their behaviour.

  • An Injunction for a juvenile can only last up to 12 months
  • An Injunction for an Adult will last as long as the court orders it to, It can last a lifetime.

A Breach of an Injunction is a Civil offence of contempt of Court and can be punished in a number of ways, at the Courts discretion.

Community Protection Notices are a way of the council dealing with specific issues in a community such as noise nuisance, litter etc. These Notices put the onus on a person or organisation to keep to the normal rule of behaviour under punishment by the court if not followed.

Public Places Protection Order are a way to stop certain behaviour in a very specific place such as a park, street corner or outside a block of shops  etc. They are used to stop specific behaviour in a very small location.

The Council also engages in a Restorative Justice Programme to try and help solve minor neighbour issues

Acceptable Behaviour Agreements / Contracts (ABA/Cs)

This is a tool used primarily with young people to attempt to get individuals to agree to amend their behaviour.
The agreement is voluntarily signed with the understanding that a breach may lead to further action being taken against the individual.
The agreement is signed by the individual and a Police officer. If the individual is a young person a Youth Offending Team officer will also sign the agreement and a parent or guardian will also sign.
Pennine Housing 2000 and other Registered Social Landlords use Acceptable Behaviour Contracts ( ABCs) in the same way and details are shared with the Panel.

Youth shelter toolkit

This Youth Shelter toolkit and pro forma is one of a series being created by the Calderdale Community Safety Team. These guidelines will help those groups or individuals who feel there is a need for a Youth Shelter in their area/community. It offers guidance and advice on how to progress their requirements and the step by step process that they should consider prior to any requests for a Youth Shelter.

PDFYouth shelter toolkit [PDF 213KB]

PDFYouth shelter proforma [PDF 125KB]