Anti-Social Behaviour Dictionary


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Letter: F

 

"Fireworks" The 'legal' explosive of Fireworks, supposedly subject to the Fireworks Act 2003 where it is against the law to carry fireworks in public if you're under 18, against the law to throw or set off fireworks in the street, an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year, and Chinese New Year (1am) - Source: DTI.

"With anti-social behaviour often comes the misuse of fireworks, both within local communities and on individual's own properties" (Fireworks) The misuse of fireworks as an 'abusive weapon' and as a 'toy' appears to be a huge anti-social problem.

"Football Abuse" The common practice where a group or individual of any age (normally younger people?) will persistently annoy another neighbour or member of the community, while 'pretending' to play football and in reality be using the sport to deliberately annoy another through the use of noise or 'loutish' behaviour.

The practice of repeatedly kicking a football on a neighbour's wall, door or property is similar to the practice of 'chinese water torture' where the receiver of the unwanted behaviour is seriously disturbed (or noise abuse). The instigators of this behaviour can cause much harassment and annoyance to other parties.