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Anti-Social Behaviour Policy consultation

From 1 April until 31 May we asked for people's views on our updated housing Anti-Social Behaviour Policy.

Our housing Anti-Social Behaviour Policy outlines how we prevent, respond to and manage reports of anti-social behaviour from our residents and tenants. Anti-social behaviour covers a wide range of unacceptable activity and can affect the quality of life of communities and disrupt the lives of many residents. The national definition of anti-social behaviour is behaviour: “that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household.”

Key findings

  • 109 people responded to the consultation.

  • 50% of these respondents were from Eastbourne, 48% were from Lewes, 9% reporting being from other areas (though many of these fell within the Lewes district or Eastbourne).

  • 19% of respondents were council tenants.

  • 36% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the policy would be effective in talking ASB. 18% disagreed or strongly disagreed.

  • 66% of respondents thought that the scope of the policy was correct.

  • 43% of respondents said they thought it is appropriate for us to ask complainants to be patient whilst support is sought for perpetrators, while another 43% thought that it is not.

  • 82% of respondents agree or strongly agreed that we should publicise outcomes of some cases.

The draft policy and full consultation report are available to download below.

What happens next?

Feedback from this consultation will be taken for consideration by the Homes First working group and Eastbourne Homes Board. The Homes First working group is comprised of tenant representatives, officers and councillors from Lewes district and Eastbourne borough.

The consultation feedback and policy, including any amendments will then be submitted for consideration by the Lead Members for Housing at Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils.

If approved by both Lead Members, the policy will then be adopted and implemented.

If you have any questions about this policy or the consultation, please email

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