Anti Social Behaviour Diary

Completing a diary helps us get evidence of your experiences so we can act on your behalf to resolve the situation

Recording the Problem

We need to have evidence of any Anti Social Behaviour or harassment you have witnessed or experienced. The best way to record this is to complete diary sheets. These sheets must be completed as accurately as possible, so try to include everything that was said and one, including any bad language used.

We need to know the frequency of when things happen and how much they affect your life.

We will use this information to assess how to deal with the situation.

You should return the diary sheets regularly, at least each month, so that the information is up to date.

When diary sheets are returned with old or irrelevant information it is difficult to consider the events or challenge the behaviour.

If you have difficulty completing the forms that we have sent you, please speak to us and we will try and arrange a different method for collecting the information, for example, using a dictaphone.

You can download our ASB Diary here - ASB Diary.pdf [pdf] 533KB

Evidence

We need evidence to prove that someone is, or has been guilty of Anti Social Behaviour or harassment.
This evidence might be provided by a number of people and might include Neighbours, Police, Professional Witnesses and Housing Staff. Most often the important evidence is that recorded by those experiencing the nuisance or Anti Social Behaviour.

Filling Out the Diary Sheets

We will issue you with diary sheets that need to be completed to record the Anti Social Behaviour or harassment.

These should be completed at the time you are suffering or witnessing the behaviour or harassment. Please provide us with as much information as possible. If you need
more space than the diary sheets allow, please feel free to write on a separate sheet of paper. Where you do this please make reference on the Diary Sheet that you are using extra pages and make sure that you date and sign the separate sheet.

Where the Anti Social Behaviour or harassment is also witnessed by someone else, please ask them to record this too. The information that you write down must be something that you have experienced and cannot be something that someone else has told you about.

What Happens Next?

The appropriate Officer will review the diary sheets that you have submitted and then contact you, to discuss how we are going to try and stop the nuisance or Anti Social
Behaviour. Where we draw up an action plan we will do it in partnership with you and ask you to sign to agree to the plan.

 

When drawing up the action plan we might ask you to agree to do things.

For example, we may ask you to contact the Environmental Health Department or the Local Dog Warden. Where we have enough information to start compiling a case for Court
we will ask you for a Witness Statement. At this time you should refer to our leaflet - “Information for Witnesses”.
Where we cannot deal with the problem, we will tell you and confirm this to you in writing telling you why we are unable to deal with the situation.

If you would like further information or you have a question after reading this information, please contact the Association on 0300 304 5000.