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Closure notice served on a property in Kirkby-In-Ashfield

Thursday 3 May

 

A closure notice has been served on a property in Kirkby-In-Ashfield to protect the local community from unacceptable behaviour.

Nottinghamshire Police has worked closely with Ashfield District Council to secure the notice on 18 Springfield Way.

It is the first such notice to be served by the Force in the Kirkby-in-Ashfield area.

Police have issued the notice following information and complaints received from local residents about anti-social behaviour.

It means that no-one can enter the property apart from anyone who lives there or who owns it.

Anyone failing to comply with the notice could face imprisonment or a fine or both.

The notice will remain in force until 8 May 2018 when an application for a closure order on the property, submitted by Nottinghamshire Police, will be heard at court.

If granted, the order would have the effect of prohibiting anyone from living at the premises or remaining there for three months.

If anyone breached the order they would be committing an offence and could face imprisonment or a fine or both.

Sergeant Carl Holland, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have not taken these decisions lightly but, as this case shows, where appropriate we will use powers available to us to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and to improve the quality of life of residents.

“We’ve visited this address numerous times following complaints from residents and we hope the positive action we’re taking sends out the message that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in the community.”

Councillor Christian Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Crime Prevention and Community Safety, said: “Ashfield District Council has been working closely with the police to serve this notice. Anti-social behaviour of this level will not be tolerated in the district and serving this notice demonstrates that the council, along with the police, are committed to tackling these problems. Residents should have confidence that the council will not allow the minority of residents to behave in this way.”