How to report anti-social behaviour
If anti-social behaviour is affecting you and making you fear for your safety, do not put up with it. You can report it and we can take action if it continues.
Report anti-social behaviour
To report anti-social behaviour call the Lambeth anti-social behaviour reporting line on 020 7926 4000 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Outside of these hours please leave a message and we will get back to you. You can report anonymously and all calls will be treated in strict confidence.
What can you expect from us?
We consider all information received about unacceptable or anti-social behaviour and take action to stop it.
We do this using a range of powers which can result in the perpetrator receiving an anti-social behaviour order, losing their home or being sent to prison.
The council, police, housing providers and other agencies take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and we will work with you to tackle the problems you may be experiencing to reach the best solution.
How you can help us to take action
In order for us to take action against people involved in anti-social behaviour it is important for us to gather evidence. To do this we will ask you:
- details of the problem
- if other people are affected
- when and where the behaviour has happened
- what effect it has had on you.
We may ask you to keep an accurate record of incidents known as nuisance diary sheets or complete a statement which is vital if legal action is to be taken against the perpetrator(s).
What happens next?
All information, including your diary sheets will be put together as evidence. If you are uncomfortable about people knowing your identity we can arrange for you to provide a statement without being named.
We may use the information to help us take legal action and if you have provided a statement you may be asked to attend court. If you would prefer not to go to court in person, your evidence can be provided as hearsay via a professional witness (for example your ASB officer). This is still considered valid evidence and is valuable to us.
However, being a named witness offers you the opportunity to tell the court exactly how the anti-social behaviour has impacted on you and those close to you, and carries more weight. We can arrange for special measures to be put in place to protect your identity and you can visit the court before the trial so you know what to expect.
We can also put you in contact with our Victims' Champion, someone who can offer you more support and attend court with you where necessary.