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Anti-social behaviour officer and Police at the closed and boarded up address

Closure order granted on Hucknall property

Ashfield District Council and Nottinghamshire Police have issued a Closure Order on a house in Hucknall following ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity from the address.

The Closure Order granted on 18 October 2023 at Nottinghamshire Magistrates Court, has been put in place to prevent any further incidents linked to the address. Reported incidents over recent months included loud music, threats of violence, intimidation and use of stolen goods.

The order granted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will remain in place until 23:59 hours on 17 January 2024 and is to prohibit access to all persons (including tenant/s) except for:

  1. Emergency Services
  2. Any future tenant or tenants housed by Ashfield District Council
  3. Any representatives authorised by Ashfield District Council

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.

The Ashfield Community Safety Partnership has secured the highest number of closure orders in the past 12 months than any other area across Nottinghamshire.

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

“This property was having a significant impact on the community of Hucknall due to the behaviour of those residing and visiting the address. We listened to the concerns of local residents and took the enforcement action necessary to address the issues. This case shows the benefits of partnership working between the Community, Council and the Police.

We have secured £150,000 in the last year to enhance community safety in Hucknall’s town centre and neighbourhoods and we will continue to work with our local community to make our District safer for all.’’

Hucknall West Ward Councillor David Shaw 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.”

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

"We have addressed these issues by working simultaneously with the Police and local community which has subsequently resulted in the property being closed. Residents were clearly impacted by the anti-social behaviour connected with the address, and I am glad through the positive action of the Council and Police that these issues have now ceased’’

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

“The address was considered a problem property after we received numerous reports from members of the public. We acted fast and worked with Ashfield District Council to take prompt and effective action. We ask you to contact us If you are experiencing similar issues so we can look at a suitable resolution’’