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Council success against anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 1st December 2021

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council were successful in a possession trial hearing at Warwick Combined Court on 17th September 2021.

The Judge awarded a possession order against tenant, Miss Lorraine Evans at 14 Poyser Road, Nuneaton for anti-social behaviour.

The Council tried other legal remedies to try and resolve the anti-social behaviour emanating from the property by applying for injunction orders against the tenant’s son, Mr Lewis Parkes in November 2019, and then varying the terms of the injunction in July 2020. However, the injunction order was breached, and Mr Parkes was found guilty of the breaches in Nuneaton County Court back in August 2021. Mr Parkes was sentenced to eight months imprisonment.

As the anti-social behaviour continued, Housing Officers were left with no option but to apply for possession of the property. Officers worked in partnership with Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team to gather evidence, statements were also obtained from local residents.

After a hearing in March 2021, July 2021 and a final hearing in September 2021, the Council were awarded a 56-day possession order. The possession order expired on 12th November 2021, meaning the tenant and their family had to vacate the property on or before this date to prevent an appointment with the bailiff.

Cllr Clare Golby, Portfolio holder for Housing and Communities said:

“After making several attempts to resolve the ASB issues from this property and ultimately lots of hard work by our Housing Team and partners the property was successfully repossessed by the Council. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and If we have to take these measures with anyone else we will.”