It’s that time of year again, everyone’s got their fans out, summer dresses are out and everyone is slowly sweltering away in the heat and it’s #toohottosleep. Summer is the time of year that anti-social behaviour spikes. Longer nights and evenings means there’s more time for people to ‘enjoy’ themselves a bit too much.
Everyone wants to have BBQ’s and enjoy the cooler evenings, but here’s a list of things you should bear in mind.
- Not everyone is on holiday. School kids and parents! They have the 6-week holiday. But not everyone does. If you know your neighbour has young children or they are elderly, try to keep the noise level down to avoid disturbance.
- Smells! If you’ve got dog summer weather could amplify the smells – which is not a pleasant experience for anyone around you.
- Garden boundary disputes are a big thing during summer. Best advice: talk to your neighbour and play fair. Talk it over and you’ll be fine.
- Always pre-book a taxi from a night out, and make sure to never leave drinks unattended. Drink water between each drink and know your limits!
So what can you do if you see anti-social behaviour? Here’s a handy list of look at in case you come across any.
- Take a deep breath and think again. If there are kids playing on the street who are disturbing you, don’t get too annoyed. It’s healthy play and better than being stuck in front a screen all day. But sure, if you really need to sleep ask politely to keep the noise down.
- With most situations, talking to your neighbour and explaining how their behaviour is affecting you helps. However, if they get aggressive don’t push the matter and golden rule: never retaliate and get angry.
- If the situation is an emergency, make sure to call 999. However, if it’s not contact your local police team. You can search for your local police number online. Ring them up and they should be able to help you out in no time.
- If this is an ongoing problem, you should consult your landlord and get them to do something about it. Legal action can be taken against anyone who has ASB.
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