You can report anti-social behaviour to us in lots of different ways.
If you report antisocial behaviour, then the Community Safety team will keep things confidential. We will make sure you know the name of the officer dealing with your problem and will respond to non-urgent issues within two working days and urgent issues within one working day. If you are reporting a criminal incident, then we will need police evidence in order to progress the matter.
There are some things that are in our power to help with, and some areas which are the responsibility of your Local Authority or the Police.
The Council has a duty to investigate noise nuisance. Noise disturbance must be excessive and regular. For example, a one-off noise disturbance like your neighbours having a noisy BBQ will not count.
If you are reporting noise nuisance then we strongly recommend that you use The Noise App which instantly records the noise on your phone.
Any concerns about misuse of domestic CCTV (including Ring door bells) needs to be reported to the ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office. More details can be found on the ICO website.
If you feel you are being harassed by any cameras, you need to report it to the Police for them to investigate the allegations of harassment. If the Police take any action, we are able to respond with the appropriate action.
Drugs are a criminal matter and need to be reported to the Police as well as Melin.
Unless the Police confirm that drugs are being misused or sold from the property, as a landlord we are limited with what action we can take. If the Police execute a drug warrant and have a positive result (drugs found on the premises) we may be able to consider taking legal action such as an injunction to prevent the behaviour from happening in the future or prevent visitors attending a person’s address.
We are unable to act on a person staring, as it is very difficult to prove it is being done in a nasty way. We encourage you to report any concerns to the Police if you feel, you are being harassed because of the staring.
Our Community Safety team are also unable to help with disputes arising from: