Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) is committed to making Welwyn Hatfield a safe place to live where residents and visitors are not adversely impacted by the effects of crime and anti-social behaviour.
The term anti-social behaviour (ASB) can relate to a range of activities from serious criminal activity to communal or environmental nuisance. For the purpose of this strategy we refer to Part 1 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, relating to our responsibilities as a Local Authority and as a housing provider, which defines ASB as being:
(a) conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm distress to any person,
(b) conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person's occupation of residential premises, or
(c) conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person.
The ASB Strategy will be supported by an ASB Policy and an ASB Action Plan to ensure that the key commitments are delivered operationally within the lifetime of the Strategy.