Anti-social behaviour prompts closure order at flat

Date Published: 15 January 2021

A three-month closure order is in place on a flat in Sleaford after reports of serious anti-social behaviour at the property.

The closure order for a flat at 11 Church Lane follows behaviour including excessive noise and other incidents resulting in serious nuisance and disruption to others.

North Kesteven District Council was granted the three-month closure order at the Sleaford address on Thursday 31 December 2020. This ruling, issued at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court, means that no one can attend the property other than the tenant, emergency services and persons authorised by the Council.

Any unauthorised person who accesses the premises will be committing a criminal offence, which may attract a fine or custodial sentence.

Councillor Sally Tarry, North Kesteven District Council Executive Member with responsibility for Community Safety, said: “A number of reports had been made to us following issues and antisocial behaviour at the property which seriously affected the lives of others living in proximity to it.

“We hope that the sanction given by the court will ensure the behaviour ceases, and provide peace of mind for those affected.

“Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and wherever possible we will use the available legislation to resolve issues affecting our communities.”

The occupant of the address was present in court at the time. Council officers will continue to monitor the situation and take further steps if necessary.

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