Anti-social behaviour

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.

Ball games

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. 

Parking disputes

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:

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:

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.