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Police, Community Support and Anti- Social Behaviour officers closing the flat.

Closure order granted on Hucknall flat

A flat on Broomhill Road, Hucknall has been closed for 3 months by Ashfield District Council and Nottinghamshire Police following ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour, noise and drug activity from the address.

The Closure Order was issued on 7th September 2023 at Nottinghamshire Magistrates Court has been put in place to prevent any further serious incidents linked to the address.

The order granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will remain in place until midnight on 7 December 2023 and is to prohibit access to all persons (including tenant/s).

Any breaches of the order such as unauthorised access may result in prosecution proceedings, a fine or imprisonment. If anyone is witnessed breaching the order, it can be reported to 999 so that appropriate action can be taken.

This is one example of a number of successful actions delivered by the Council and Police, who are leading in the wider goal of reducing anti-social behaviour and criminal activity across Ashfield.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Executive Lead for community Safety & Crime Reduction said:

“This property was having a detrimental impact on the local community due to the behaviour of those visiting the address. We listened to the concerns of local residents and took action on the back of it. This case shows the benefits of partnership working between the Council and the Police, and how we are working to make Ashfield a safer place for all. We are working hard to enhance community safety and tackle neighbourhood nuisance, we have invested significantly in Hucknall which includes new and improved CCTV devices in public spaces and for businesses, two safe point cameras and a shop watch scheme.

Antonio Taylor, Community Safety Manager at Ashfield District Council, said:

"This is another fantastic result for the local community who should not have to put up with anti-social behaviour of any kind. Residents were clearly impacted by the issues connected with the address, and I am glad that we have been successful in obtaining the order through positive action by the Council and Police.

Jon Hewitt, Ashfield Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Nottinghamshire Police added:

“The address had been raised to us by the local community due to ongoing anti-social behaviour which was having a significant impact locally. We have made arrests linked to this with the ultimate goal of holding those responsible to account and improving the local community. If you are experiencing similar issues, please get in touch with us so we can take positive action’’

Ward Cllr for Hucknall, Oliver Hay said:  

“This is another great example of the Council working with the Police to deliver results that make residents’ lives safer.  We hope this closure order sends a clear message that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour.”