COMMUNITY safety patrol officers will be hot on the heels of antisocial behaviour (ASB) this summer.

That is the message from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council which is calling on people to help tackle ASB by reporting any incident of vandalism, littering, noise nuisance, aggressive dogs, graffiti, verbal abuse and rowdy, threatening behaviour.

Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols around the borough to deter ASB, gather evidence and reassure communities and victims. They will also be promoting measures to reduce the risks of ASB in addition to working with partner organisations to tackle issues.

Cabinet member for community safety Councillor Simon Bound said: “Antisocial behaviour can make people’s lives a misery and we will use the range of our powers to take the most appropriate action to address it.

“There are a number of ways to report issues and we’re asking residents to contact the appropriate authority to report ASB. In an emergency, they should always call 999 and when it’s less urgent, they should ring 101.

“Reports of many forms of ASB can be made directly via or by calling the borough council on 01256 844844.”