Council helps to tackle anti-social behaviour by enforcing injunctions against two people
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is thanking the community for providing evidence enabling housing officers to tackle anti-social behaviour on its estates, after working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary to secure and enforce injunctions against two people.
The council had previously secured an anti-social behaviour injunction against Billy Stratton, aged 19, previously of Chaucer Road, Great Yarmouth, as a result of multiple complaints about anti-social behaviour.
This included an overarching condition banning him from engaging in, or threatening to engage in, behaviour which is capable of harassing, threatening or abusing any person residing in, visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in Chaucer Road, Great Yarmouth or its immediate neighbourhood.
On Monday 30th November 2020, Mr Stratton pleaded guilty at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court to breaching the injunction.The court gave him to a six-week prison sentence, suspended for the duration of the injunction, which remains in place until 6th August 2021.
On the same day at court, Ray Sim, aged 52, of Regent Street Great Yarmouth, was proven to have breached on four occasions an anti-social behaviour injunction. The injunction, previously secured by the council, banned him from entering or being in Great Northern Close, Great Yarmouth.
The case was proven in his absence. Mr Sim was given a seven-week prison sentence, suspended for the life of the injunction, which expires on 21st October 2021. Neither Mr Stratton nor Mr Sim are council tenants.
Cllr Andy Grant, chairman of the neighbourhood and housing committee, said: "To support the well-being of our communities, the council takes a strong stance against anti-social behaviour on our estates, initially through informal actions and by offering support to help people amend their problem behaviours.
"However, where this isn't possible, the council works in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary to use all tools available, including anti-social behaviour injunctions, in order to protect nearby tenants who are negatively impacted by the behaviour of others.
"In these cases, there was clear and vital evidence of anti-social behaviour reported by residents, which supported our robust action. If either one is found in breach again then they risk prison. We would like to thank the community for their ongoing support, and we would encourage anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour on our estates to get in touch."
If you are affected by anti-social behaviour, please do not hesitate to contact the Tenancy Services Team on 01493 846839 or via email on email@example.com.