Cumbria Police is committed to reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) in our communities. By listening to the local community at Safer Stronger Community meetings and tackling community priorities with partner agencies we are committed to keeping a Safer Stronger Cumbria.
What is ASB?
ASB is any behaviour that is aggressive, intimidating or destructive that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.
- Rowdy, noisy behaviour including shouting and yelling close to people’s homes
- Littering and fly-tipping rubbish
- Groups of teenagers hanging round the streets, paths and shops
- Drinking alcohol, being drunk or rowdy in a public place
- Playing loud music
- Climbing on roofs or property that does not belong to you
- Riding mopeds or scooters through estates and on paths
- Abandoning cars on the street
- Vandalism and graffiti
- Dealing or buying drugs
Many of these points are criminal offences and can and do result in prosecution or arrest
People of all ages become involved in ASB; it doesn’t just make life unpleasant but can ruin lives and make areas feel unsafe.
What is being done to tackle ASB?
We meet regularly with local residents at Safer Stronger Community meetings both face to face and online to establish their community priorities and what will be done to tackle these. To find out what is going on in your area, or when your next meeting is please contact your Neighbourhood Policing team by either the postcode search on this website or calling 101.
Wots on 4 u in your area?
When the schools break up, reports of ASB tend to rise. In a bid to tackle the issue, police and partner agencies arrange a host of positive activities across the county to keep children and young people occupied and divert them from anti social behaviour.
When our neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs speak to young people who are hanging around on the streets, they always tell us they have nothing else to do and nowhere to go.
To tackle this and to keep children and young people safe, local police along with your local community have lots of positive activities arranged. These are designed to divert young people from anti-social behaviour, and provide a chance for officers to engage with the community, and build a relationship that will deter crime and anti-social behaviour in the future.
Together we can support and encourage them to become involved in these activities and remain considerate of others in their neighbourhood.
Contact your Neighbourhood Policing team to find out what is going on in your area. To help parents and youngsters plan their break a website is available with details of activities available across Cumbria, many of them are free to attend. Go to www.wotson4u.com
Advice to Parents
The attached leaflet, click here, is available to all parents across Cumbria which gives advice on how to keep their children safe from harm and help to prevent anti-social behaviour.
How do I report ASB?
Your local council and Cumbria Constabulary work together to tackle the problem.
You can contact your Neighbourhood Policing team on our non-emergency number 101, in the case of an emergency, please dial 999.
For further help and advice in your area, please visit:
Allerdale Borough Council
Barrow Borough Council
Carlisle City Council
Copeland Borough Council
Eden District Council
South Lakeland District Council