Anti-social behaviour

If anti-social behaviour is causing alarm or distress to you or the community where you live you should report it.

Further information

We work with partner agencies, residents, landlords and businesses to tackle neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour in Leicester.

You can help us to tackle disorder in your community by reporting anti-social behaviour when you see it. Reporting anti-social behaviour can prevent the problem from continuing as well as escalating, therefore it will also help to make your neighbourhood a safer place to live.

Report anti-social behaviour

You can report anti-social behaviour by ringing us on 0116 454 0250 or by contacting the police on 101. You can also contact the following services for assistance:

  • For noise incidents ring 0116 454 1001. For emergency out-of-hours help (6pm to 8am), call 0116 254 4344 or fill our online form
  • Youth Offending Service: 0116 299 5830
  • For housing-related anti-social behaviour, call 0116 454 0250 if you are a homeowner or live in a privately rented property
  • The City Wardens carry out a variety of duties to try and improve the city's environment. For more information contact 0116 454 1001.

If you think you are in immediate danger, always dial 999 and ask for the police. Alternatively, if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website.

What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour is any intimidating or threatening activity which causes harassment, alarm, or distress to individuals or groups of people. There are many different types of anti-social behaviour such as:

  • Vandalism
  • Graffiti and fly-posting
  • Nuisance neighbours
  • Intimidating groups taking over public spaces

We work together with partner agencies, residents, landlords and businesses to tackle neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour in Leicester. If anti-social behaviour is causing alarm or distress to you or the community where you live, you should report it

What we are doing to tackle anti-social behaviour?

Our approach in dealing with anti-social behaviour covers all aspects from prevention to rehabilitation and we will protect and support victims and witnesses. Where necessary, we will also refer alleged perpetrators to support agencies. As each case of anti-social behaviour is unique so is the way in which we handle each complaint, and our actions will depend upon the nature and severity of each incident.

Incremental approach

We have adopted an incremental approach to manage anti-social behaviour in a consistent, proportionate and phased manner. To prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour, we work in partnership with other departments within the council and with various external agencies (Leicestershire Constabulary, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Victim Support etc).

Community trigger process

The community trigger process gives victims and communities the ability to demand action, starting with a review of their case, in order to find a solution.

More information is available in the documents attached at the bottom of this page.

Street Drinking Order 

Leicester City Council and partners have implemented a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to deal with street drinking issues. Police Officers are authorised to enforce the PSPO with the power to request people to stop drinking alcohol in a public place if engaged in anti-social behaviour and ask them to surrender the alcohol. For details see the full order at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

Write to us: Customer Services, Leicester City Council, 91 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FB
Ring us on: 0116 454 4140
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