Closure order sends a strong message about anti-social behaviour
A flat in Great Yarmouth used for illegal drug activity has been shut down. The property in Ordnance Road, managed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, has been at the centre of drug use and anti-social behaviour for several months.
Working in partnership with the Police to address concerns from tenants and residents, the council this week was successful in obtaining a closure order from the Magistrates Court after securing evidence of drugs misuse and other anti-social behaviour at the address.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Police Officers attended Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 4th July) to seek a closure order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The order was granted for a period of three months making it a criminal offence for anybody to be inside the property.
The closure is another positive outcome under Operation Gravity, Norfolk Constabulary's campaign targeting the supply and transportation of Class A drugs in the county.
Cllr Andy Grant said: "We're committed to tackling and reducing this type of behaviour which will help to improve the quality of life for local tenants and residents. We are continuing to offer support for members of the community that may need help to break the cycle of drug abuse."
"However, when this intervention fails, tenants and residents can be reassured we will take action where appropriate and necessary."