Anti social behaviour

Anti social behaviour (ASB) is ‘behaviour which causes nuisance, harassment, alarm, or distress to one or more people in different households’.

The list is endless when it comes to the types of behaviour that may affect you. It could be graffiti, litter, verbal abuse, drug dealing or drinking alcohol in the street. 

Newark and Sherwood District Council, together with its partners, has an anti social behaviour team, dedicated to tackling all forms of ASB across the district.

How to report anti social behaviour

Contact the ASB team as soon as possible:

  • 01636 655488 in confidence
  • Report the incident through our online form
  • Keep a diary of incidents as they happen. Write down dates and times and the exact sequence of events and exact words used.  If you would like a diary sheet please contact us.

If you live in a council property, or to report someone who lives in a council property contact the Tenancy Enforcement Team at Newark and Sherwood Homes: 

If you are a tenant living in a rented property, please make your landlord aware of the problem(s) you are experiencing first.

Some people are afraid to speak to the Police, because they fear being identified and targeted. You can speak to the ASB team, in confidence, about any issues of concern to you. However it may be necessary for us to share the information you provide us with our partners for your complaint to be dealt with more efficiently.

  • If a crime is in progress or life is in danger then please dial 999
  • To report non urgent ASB contact the Police on 0300 300 99 99
  • To register your complaint with the ASB Team call 01636 655488, or use the online reporting form

Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to tackling anti social behaviour.  This cannot be done alone so through the Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood Community Safety partnership we work with our partners, including Notts Fire and Rescue Service, Notts Police, registered social landlords, youth offending services and many more.   


  • 01636 650000

    Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 5.15pm
    Friday 8.30am - 4.45pm

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  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX

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