Closure order extended on anti-social home | Sevenoaks District Council

Closure order extended on anti-social home

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2019

An Edenbridge property that was partially-closed in August this year following anti-social behaviour has had the closure order extended for a further three months by Maidstone Magistrates’ Court.

The order was made for a West Kent Housing property in Manor Road, following ongoing anti-social behaviour at the address.

The original partial closure order was granted in August 2019 for three months after Maidstone Magistrates’ Court heard there had been serious and persistent nuisance and disorder, caused by the occupier and her visitors to the property.

Sevenoaks District Council had received numerous complaints of noise and allegations of illegal behaviour at the rented property. The Court agreed the order was needed to protect the local community for three months. The partial closure meant that no members of the public except for the resident and their child were allowed at the property

On Wednesday 27 November 2019, a three month extension of the partial closure was granted by Maidstone Magistrates’ Court following a number of breaches by the occupier and to prevent any incidents of anti-social behaviour reoccurring.

The partial closure notice means that if any visitors are found at the property between now and 27 February 2020, they will be committing a criminal offence.

Community Safety Manager for Sevenoaks District Council, Kelly Webb says “Community safety is a top priority for the Council and, through partnership working with Kent Police and West Kent Housing, we have been able to extend the partial closure of the property, reducing the risk of anti-social behaviour at this address.”

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