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The following issues of anti social behaviour are dealt
with by the Police.
If a crime is in progress or risk to life dial
999, otherwise dial 101 which is Kent Police's
Community Safety Partnership's anti-social behaviour pledge
(pdf 224KB). To use this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you do not have it on your computer, please use the advice
The issues detailed below are dealt with by Medway Council,
please use the links for more information.
Dogs - Strays, lost and found.
Trading Standards - Taking action against businesses that
deliberately or persistently break the law, particularly those
engaged in door to door sales. Restricting access for children and
young people to harmful age-restricted goods. Controlling farm
animal welfare and disease.
Environmental Enforcement - In order to protect the
environment and provide a pleasant and clean area in which to live,
work and visit.
Fly Tipping - is the illegal dumping of rubbish or
any unwanted item in any quantity on any land that is not licensed
to accept it. Fly-tipping can present a hazard to the public,
it can pollute the land and watercourses, looks unsightly and costs
the council tax-payer significant amounts of money to clear
Noise and nuisance - The council has a duty to inspect its
area to detect whether a statutory nuisance exists or is likely to
occur or recur. This usually involves an initial investigation
following any complaint of statutory nuisance from a local
Littering - In order to protect the environment and
provide a pleasant and clean area in which to live, work and
Selling a vechicle on a public highway - Vehicles
offered for sale on the highway without consent are liable to be
seized by Medway Council, who will then institute legal proceedings
against the owner for the recovery of its costs
Fly posting - It is an offence to fly post material.
Medway Council will remove it and take action against those
Smokefree Legislation Since 1 July 2007, Medway has been
smokefree, which means that the buildings in which people work,
relax and socialise are free of smoke caused by tobacco. Vehicles
that are used by more than one person, such as taxis and shared
cars and vans are also smokefree.