The Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 encourages organisations to work together to tackle antisocial behaviour. This means that it is now easier for communities and individuals to seek advice and support.
In Dumfries and Galloway we treat all complaints of unreasonable or antisocial behaviour very seriously.
The Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 defines antisocial behaviour as occurring when someone:
Noise, abusive neighbours, littering, fly tipping, threatening or intimidating behaviour, can all be described as antisocial. These types of behaviour need to be tackled effectively so that the region can continue to be promoted as a safe and healthy place in which to live and work.
The types of antisocial behaviour identified in our area are broken down into 8 types. The results of the Community Safety and Antisocial Behaviour survey placed the issues in the following order;
Our Counci's Community Safety Team have some responsibility for addressing a number of these types of antisocial behaviour. However, there are a number of agencies who can help with issues of antisocial behaviour in Dumfries and Galloway.
The Antisocial Behaviour Strategy 2011-2014 [272kb] is fully supported by the Police, Council, Fire and Rescue, Registered Social Landlords, NHS and supporting agencies locally.
The strategy is based on 4 key themes:-
The strategy is closely aligned with the national strategy to reduce offending through education and early intervention where enforcement is seen as a last resort when other approaches have failed to resolve the core issues.