We want everyone to enjoy living in their home and we would ask all residents to be both considerate and tolerant. Many people enjoy keeping pets and they cause minimal issues when looked after responsibly. This section covers advice on dog fouling, dogs barking and dangerous dogs.
Dog owners can be given an on-the-spot fine if they do not clear up after their dog. The amount varies from council to council and can be as much as £80.
Try speaking to your neighbour to make them aware of their responsibility. If you have tried speaking to them or do not feel able to, you can make a report.
If the offence took place on our land, please complete our Contact form. Once we receive your report, we will make contact with your neighbour.
If the offence took place in a public area such as a pavement or park, please contact the Local Authority who will make contact with your neighbour and possibly issue a fine if you are able to provide them with sufficient evidence.
Noise is the most common cause of anti social behaviour. Please remember that no home is totally soundproof so you are going to hear some noise from your neighbours.
We would suggest you have a friendly word with your neighbour first as they may not be aware they are disturbing you.
If you still feel you are being disturbed and the situation has not improved, or If the behaviour is persistent during the day or night, and you do not feel safe approaching your neighbour please contact us using the ASB reporting form and let us know:
There are a number of ways we can help including:
If you have concerns about the welfare of a pet, you should contact the RSPCA.
If you want to report persistent noise from dog barking, please use our ASB reporting form.
Some dogs can become aggressive and bite other people or animals.
Under the law any dog, of any breed or type can be considered dangerous if it is not kept under control. The dog doesn’t have to bite anyone; it could just show aggressive behaviour that makes someone feel in fear for their safety.
If you are in fear of your safety, please contact the Police immediately or report the dangerous dog.
Once you have reported it to the Police, please contact us by phone or via our online ASB reporting form so we can work with the Police and agree the next steps.