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Anti-social behaviour

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 non-emergency number.

Medway Community Safety Partnership logoDownload Medway Community Safety Partnership's anti-social behaviour pledge (pdf 224KB).

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 away.

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 resident.

Littering - In order to protect the environment and provide a pleasant and clean area in which to live, work and visit.

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 responsible.

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.