Anti-social Behaviour

You can report anti-social behaviour online at any time of the day, quickly and easily. Alternatively, you can call 0800 58 77 197. Please note that these are reporting lines only, and will not result in the immediate response of a Community Warden. If your complaint is of a more serious nature, please call the non-emergency Police Scotland number 101.

Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership is committed to addressing anti-social behaviour within Moray. The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 gives us powers to implement various measures when dealing with anti-social behaviour and the Partnership has strategic responsibility for implementing the drive against anti-social behaviour. This is achieved and monitored under the direction of  the Safer and Stronger Strategic and Co-ordinating Groups.

The Safer and Stronger theme group is dedicated to enhancing quality of life and commits to dealing effectively with community safety issues and promoting positive behaviour, contributing to making Moray a safe place to live, work and visit.

Moray's Community Safety Strategy and Business Plan (pdf)

Legislation, Powers and Measures

  • Anti-social Behaviour Orders (ASBO) extended to include juveniles between 12 and 15 years, in addition to the statutory power of arrest for breach of an ASBO.
  • Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABCs leaflet pdf) a voluntary process where support is offered in exchange for a change of behaviour.
  • Restriction of Liberty Orders has been extended to cover juveniles between 12 and 15 years. 
  • Dispersal of Groups of two or more people from designate areas where their anti-social behaviour is significant, persistent and serious.
  • Fixed Penalty Notices for fly tipping, litter and dog fouling - the power to issue notices enables us to deal directly with these types of anti-social behaviour. Our
    community wardens have been granted this authority.
  • Removal of graffiti and illegal dumping with the introduction of powers of entry and seizure, the power to issue fixed penalties and a prohibition on selling spray paint to under 16s. 
  • Closure of premises associated with persistent and serious disorder or serious nuisance.

Information Sharing Protocol

The Information Sharing Protocol sets out how we share information between agencies to enable us all to deal with anti-social behaviour more effectively.

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