Falkirk Council and Central Scotland Police in partnership with other local agencies are working together to create safer and more attractive communities to live and work in, by reducing antisocial behaviour.
What is antisocial behaviour?
Everyone has a different idea of what antisocial behaviour actually means. The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 has defined antisocial behaviour as:
'Acting in a manner, or pursuing a course of conduct, that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress to at least one person not of the same household'
Falkirk Council Community Partnership works from this definition and defines anti social behaviour as covering the following subject areas:
We know that differences in age, beliefs, health considerations and background may give rise to different expectations and perceptions of what is acceptable conduct and what may or may not be considered to be antisocial behaviour.
Tolerance and awareness of other peoples needs is an important factor in addressing antisocial behaviour.
How Falkirk Council deals with antisocial behaviour
Falkirk Council offers a range of services to deal with all types of antisocial behaviour. Services such as;
You don't have to deal with antisocial behaviour on your own. Our Antisocial Behaviour leaflet (PDF, 1.8MB) contains further information on services available to you.