Hatfield tenant banned from entering home following drug use
A Hatfield tenant has been banned from entering their home after being embroiled in drug use and antisocial activities, causing misery to neighbours.
The council successfully applied for a Closure Order on 2 Stockbreach Road, following a number of police raids.
During the raids stolen goods were recovered, and drug users and a known dealer from the London area were found inside the property.
A large amount of Class A drugs were also found in a car parked outside the address.
The Closure Order, which lasts until February 2, 2019, means that the residents who were in the property are now banned from entering the home whilst the order is in place.
Councillor Tony Kingsbury, deputy leader of the council and executive member for housing and community, said: “We are really pleased to have secured this Closure Order, stopping any further illegal and antisocial behaviour happening at this address.
“It was causing misery to neighbouring residents and we have a duty of care – and a strong desire – to ensure that our tenants and all the residents in our community feel safe and secure where they live.
“The Closure Order will also make it easier for the council to regain possession of the property to prevent the residents from moving back in and continuing their criminal behaviour.”
Police community safety ASB investigator Jan Nicholls, said: “We worked closely with our partners at Welwyn Hatfield Council to achieve this outcome and I hope it sends a strong message that this kind of activity will not be tolerated in Welwyn Hatfield.
“If you have information about suspected drug activity or anti-social behaviour in your area, please do not hesitate to report it to us by calling the non-emergency number 101 or report details online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.
“We need this information in order to take action and improve the lives of those living in our communities.
“Your call could make a huge difference.
“If a crime is in progress always dial 999.”