What is not anti-social behaviour
The following things are not necessarily anti-social behaviour and are often best resolved by speaking to your neighbours and coming to a compromise - if you feel comfortable doing so.
Children have a right to play in their own neighbourhoods but their games should not lead to damage to other people’s property, or cause a noise disturbance late at night or early in the morning. If you have children, encourage them to be respectful of other people’s property, use a soft ball and, where possible, play on open space or play areas.
As long as your vehicle is taxed and you are not contravening any other traffic laws, you are allowed to park anywhere on a public highway where it is legal to do so. There is no automatic right to park outside your home and we cannot intervene if vehicles are legally parked. If your neighbour’s parking is causing you difficulties, try politely speaking to them about the issue and this may resolve the problem. If your dispute involves cars parked on public highways, or any other dispute involving a public highway or pavement you should contact Staffordshire County Council highways team by email or by calling 0300 111 8000.
Littering, dog fouling, graffiti or fly tipping
To request our clean up squad looks into your concerns, please fill in our online forms:
- Litter/dog bin issue report form
- Fly tipping report form
- Dog fouling report form
- Graffiti report form
- Street cleansing report form
Disputes about property boundaries or land ownership
If you are in a dispute about a property boundary or land ownership, and you are the property owner, we recommend you contact a solicitor for advice.
If you are a tenant, we recommend you speak to your landlord or housing association:
- Sanctuary Housing or call 0800 131 3348
- Bromford Living or call 0330 1234 034
- Midland Heart or call 0345 60 20 540
- Walsall Housing Group or call 0300 555 6666
- Platform Housing or call 0333 200 7304
Noise, smoke or bonfires
If you have a complaint about issues like noise, bonfires or smoke, please find out more in our environmental health section.