What is a Closure Power?
The Closure Power is a fast and flexible power that can be used to protect victims and communities by quickly closing premises that are causing nuisance or disorder. The power comes in two stages:
- The Closure Notice
- The Closure Order
these are intrinsically linked.
The Closure Notice
The Closure Notice can be used by the Council or Police out of court. Following the issue of a Closure Notice, an application must be made to the Magistrates' Court for a Closure Order, unless the Closure Notice is cancelled.
The Closure Order
A Closure Order will be in force for up to 3 months and can be extended for a further 3 months on application to the court.
Last updated Thursday, 9th March 2017