Everyone deserves a safe and secure environment to live in. We want to do everything we can to help our residents love where they live.
Anti-social behaviour affects people’s everyday lives. We want to do everything we can to prevent it before it starts.
But community safety is more than that. It’s also about preventing and tackling crime, including hate crime, domestic abuse, and environmental crime. It’s about communities feeling safe, secure and connected to where they live, and who they share their community with. It’s about promoting a sense of belonging, shared space, and clean, safe, green neighbourhoods where people want to be.
Our vision is to support local communities to be clean, safe and green. In practice this means:
- Stopping problems before they arise
- Working to encourage reasonable behaviour
- Promoting personal responsibility
- Working in partnership with others
- Helping people and communities to report issues and feel listened to
- Supporting vulnerable households, or identifying those most at risk of harm
- Creating opportunities for those causing harm to change their behaviour.
We'll enforce the agreements our tenants sign up to and also tackle issues in our communities caused by those who are not our tenants.
We work closely with partners in the Sevenoaks District Community Safety Partnership and other local agencies to create safer neighbourhoods.
Being a good neighbour
We want to help create great neighbourhoods where people want to live. You can help by being considerate to others living around you. To be a good neighbour, please treat other people as you would like to be treated.
- Put rubbish out in the right bags in the morning on the day of collection. If you miss the collection, store the rubbish in an appropriate bin in the garden. (You will need to provide your own garden bins.)
- Do not leave rubbish out on the wrong day, in hallways, or where it could cause a problem for others.
- Do not cause a nuisance to your neighbours or let anyone living with you or visiting you do so.
- Keep noise to a reasonable level.
- Ask visitors to be quiet when they leave. Most neighbours will not mind an occasional party, but they will mind if you often have parties or groups of friends or family in your home making too much noise.
- If you are having a party, let your neighbours know in advance and keep the noise down.
- Control your pets. Don’t leave dogs alone to bark during the day, or leave your pets where they can cause a nuisance.
- Park vehicles responsibly. In areas with limited parking, it’s even more important for neighbours to park considerately. Don’t park across your neighbours’ drives or on grass verges and try to be flexible