Antisocial and threatening behaviour
Antisocial behaviour is a broad term used to describe nuisance and disorder that can make people's lives a misery. It includes anything from vandalism, noisy and abusive neighbours to rowdiness.
You have the right to live peacefully in your home and we will investigate all complaints made by or against our residents.
When it's not an emergency, you should report it to us online.
You can also:
- contact Southwark Antisocial Behaviour Unit by telephone 020 7525 5777 (find out about call charges) or email us
- call Southwark Police on 101 (24 hours), or you can report it online
- contact your landlord, as they also have powers to tackle antisocial behaviour if you're a tenant of a registered social landlord or housing association
- council tenants and homeowners can report antisocial behaviour directly to their resident services officer
If you're being disturbed by noise
You can report noise disturbances to our noise and nuisance team any time of the day either online or by calling 020 7525 5777 (find out about call charges). They'll visit you to assess the problem and take steps to deal with it.
All reports of antisocial behaviour to Southwark Council are put into one of three categories.
You will be contacted the next working day if you report:
- offensive and hate related graffiti
- racial, homophobic, or any hate-related harassment
- threat or use of physical violence
You will be contacted within three working days if you report:
- rowdy behaviour
- vandalism and damage to property
- large groups congregating
You will be contacted within five working days if you report:
- noisy neighbours
- street drinking and begging
- litter, rubbish, flytipping
- misuse of motorised vehicles
- neighbour disputes
Page last updated: 09 August 2023