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Closure Order for Bedworth Home on Charles Eaton Road

Published on Thursday, 24th October 2019

A Bedworth home being used by drug users, and causing anti-social behaviour has been officially shut down.

No one will now be allowed to enter the property on 41 Charles Eaton Road Bedworth for the next 3 months. The Closure Order was granted by Magistrates at the Warwickshire Justice Centre on the 8th October, and served on the occupant of the property by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, and Warwickshire Police.

The Council’s Communities officer, working in partnership with officers from Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team, and the Councils Housing Team applied to the Court for a Closure Order to be granted following numerous reports and complaints about the unlawful use and supply of illegal drugs, and high levels of disorder and anti-social behaviour from the address.

Cllr Chris Watkins, Cabinet member for Housing and Communities, and the Chair of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership said:

“This Closure Order is yet another example of the Council’s commitment to addressing serious anti-social behaviour perpetrated by residents in the Borough. We will not tolerate our communities being affected by this type of behaviour, and working closely with the Police our response in this case reflects that.

"The granting of this Closure Order is the culmination of agencies working together to deal with a property which has caused much distress to the local community. This sends out a very clear message that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated in the Borough. We will continue to utilise all the powers available to us to address issues of crime and anti-social behaviour.

“Where tenants, Leaseholders or Homeowners are found to be perpetrating crime or serious anti-social behaviour, in or around their properties, the Council will ensure that every option available to them is used to address those issues.”

A spokesperson from Bedworth Police Safer Neighbourhood Team stated:

"The Closure Order Application produced is a fine example of partnership working - supporting our communities through a joint and proportionate approach. Based on evidence and information put forward by local officers, local authority and several members of the public, the Closure Order Application was submitted to Court and duly granted, using legislation from the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. This Act relates to people who live at a specific address and the issues they cause, affecting the quality of life for other residents in an extremely negative way. If residents and their associates do not respect neighbours and the general environment, and can be shown to demonstrate high levels of persistent anti-social behaviour, then they too could have addresses closed under this legislation."