Dacorum Borough Council has successfully secured a three-month closure order for a property in Hemel Hempstead following numerous reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
Residents were regularly disrupted by anti-social behaviour from the property in Waveney, Grovehill at all times of the day and night including drug dealing, threats of violence and criminal damage.
A police warrant executed at the property found a large amount of drugs, cash and weapons.
The Closure Order was granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 at St Albans Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday, October 1) and excludes anyone from entering the property for three months.
Should any unauthorised person enter the premises they will be arrested, which may result in imprisonment or a fine.
Councillor Julie Banks, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services at Dacorum Borough Council, said: “Thank you to the neighbours who bravely came forward to report these incidents and help bring peace back to their community. Dacorum Borough Council will not tolerate anti-social behaviour, which has a detrimental impact on the quality of life for local residents.
“We hope this has reassured the community that we take reports like this very seriously and along with our partners will use every tool available to tackle anti-social behaviour to provide residents with peaceful enjoyment of their homes.”