Barking and Dagenham anti-social behaviour under the microscope

Housing chiefs are seeking to uncover the causes of anti-social behaviour on council estates in Barking and Dagenham.

Four hundred people have taken part in a council poll whose findings could be used to clamp down on “neighbours from hell” on estates like Gascoigne in Barking.

A spokesman said: “The survey was commissioned by the council’s safer and stronger communities select committee, which wants to know the scale of problems experienced by council tenants across the borough, and how effectively they are being dealt with.

“The findings will be used to build up a picture of anti-social behaviour across the borough’s housing estates, and will then be used to see how the situation is changing over time.”