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Council acts against anti-social behaviour

 North Warwickshire Borough Council’s Housing team, working with the Police’s local Safer Neighbourhood Team, has acted on complaints made by families living on the Bretts Hall Estate, Ansley Common about anti-social behaviour, noise nuisance and rowdy behaviour from a few people in the area.

The Council listened to the issues, took the matter to Court and got an 8-day “ex-parte” injunction which excluded one of the people responsible from the Estate, giving local people some respite from the anti-social behaviour.  A leaflet was distributed to people living in the area explaining what had been done and what the injunction covered.

Another Court hearing took place on 10th July, which the two female defendants chose not to attend.  The severity of the issues resulted in the defendants being served an injunction for 18 months.  This means the Police can arrest either of the women if they cause more problems, breaching the injunction.

Since taking this action, the Council has had no further complaints from people living in Bretts Hall about noise or bad behaviour.

Angela Coates, the Council’s Assistant Director for Housing, explained:

‘If Council tenants in North Warwickshire come forward and tell us about anti-social behaviour, we can take action.  We can work with local residents and communities discretely and I can reassure people that no-one who made a complaint was identified.  This is a great outcome for the community in Ansley Common.”

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