Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
Anti-Social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life. It covers a wide range of behaviour including:
Environment issues (litter, fly tipping, dog fouling, graffiti etc)
Noise nuisance (shouting, loud music etc)
Intimidation and harassment (malicious phone calls etc)
Aggressive and threatening behaviour (making threats, using verbal or physical threats etc)
Violence or threat of violence against a person or property (actual criminal damage, arson, graffiti etc)
Hate behaviour that targets people because of perceived differences. (Any behaviour that is seen to be due to ethnicity, gender, disability, age, religion etc).
ASB issues can also be reported to your Local Neighbourhood Police Team on 101. If you are a housing association tenant, please report any ASB to your local housing office first. If you rent your home from a private landlord or letting agency, please report any ASB to them first. Remember in the event of immediate danger please call 999
Public Spaces Protection Order - Walsall Town Centre
Walsall Council has made a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) covering Walsall Town Centre as a means to tackle on going anti-social behaviour that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those who live and work in the locality. The PSPO allows the council to place prohibitions and requirements on the way in which individuals behave with in a clearly defined area.
The order is intended to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces safely and free from anti-social behaviour. West Midlands Police are fully supportive on an order.
An unauthorised encampment arises where people are residing in a vehicle or vehicles, tents or similar structures on any land without consent. The encampment may be on council land, highway land or private land.