Anti-social Behaviour - what is it?

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a serious problem which affects the quality of life of individuals, families and the community.

It can be aggressive, intimidating or destructive actions that disrupt, damage or destroy someone else's quality of life. It includes noisy neighbours, littering and abandoning vehicles on the road.

Mole Valley District Council is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and will use a range of powers and resources to take action.

Contact us if you are being affected by:

  • abandoned vehicles
  • discarded drugs or paraphernalia
  • graffiti
  • litter, rubbish, fly-tipping and fly-posting
  • street trading
  • street drinking/anti-social drinking (where related to premises selling alcohol)

Contact our Environmental Health team if you are being affected by:

  • noise and noisy neighbours/businesses
  • loud music

Other ASB which is dealt with by the Police includes crimes such as; damaging property, graffiti, taking drugs in public, thoughtless use of vehicles, drunken, rowdy or threatening behaviour.

What isn't ASB?

Reasonable activity, such as children playing, everyday DIY (unless at unreasonable times), groups of youngsters in the street or in parks, unless they are being rowdy, abusive, causing damage or other crime.

How to report ASB

Call us during office hours on 01306 885001, email us at, or write to us at 'Community Safety & Wellbeing Team, MVDC, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ.  To find out about reporting noise nuisance to our Environmental Health team, click here.  To report ASB which is dealt with by the Police, visit the Surrey Police website at the links provided

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Last Updated: 16/02/2018

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